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2 1/2" alignment spec help

Discussion in 'New Members' started by snowtaco2, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Sep 26, 2011 at 5:50 PM
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    I have a 2011 trd off road dc 4x4 short bed 2 1/2" lift 285/75/16 bfg km2s stock specs make the front end look \ / can anybody help
     
  2. Sep 26, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    Many need to buy aftermarket UCAs to get their alignment right after lifts of 2.5-3".

    Also, welcome to TW
     
  3. Sep 26, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    And I'm assuming you got an alignment right after the lift, and they couldn't get the specs right?
     
  4. Sep 26, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    upper control arms? bottom arms have plenty of adjustment left. any specs for the alignment rack
     
  5. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    yep thay dont have a clue and thanks for welcoming me
     
  6. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    I would take it to another shop first, see if they can get it right. If not, you'll need aftermarket upper control arms, which have more caster adjustment. They are $400-600.
     
  7. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    chadderkdawg

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    I have the same amount of lift, shop had no problem getting it straight... take it back
     
  8. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    It's hit or miss at 2.5.... A lot of folks do need ucas. Hopefully you don't OP.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    If it's \ / and there's plenty of adj left then like others have said. Take it somewhere else. When you run out of adj and it's like \ / then you have an issue. Don't go looking for trouble till then...........
     
  10. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    thanks for the feed back my shop is willing to set it to my specs. of corse I found help after posting
    this thread
    ill post pic this weekend hopefully it all works out
     
  11. Sep 26, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    I needed aftermarket UCA's to get it right with 2.5" lift. Even at 1.75" lift I had problems getting the caster close to where it needs to be.
     
  12. Sep 27, 2011 at 5:04 AM
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    You want 0 toe 0 camber and as much caster as you can get up to 2.4 but you wont get much caster without UCAs. It's toe and camber that wear tires uneven. 3" lift and my wheels are l---l with stock UCA. You have a camber problem. UCAs help castor problems. If after you get your wheels l---l if it feels funny at high speeds then get UCAs. Mine does 85mph and feels fine.
     
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