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Alignment After Level..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ellsworth, May 5, 2008.

  1. May 5, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    ellsworth

    ellsworth [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK , rotated my tires and aligned my truck..I can not get any negative caster built into this thing...I think its due to the angle of the control arms after lift because I can only bring left and right camber in to about a half degree yet caster is just about 0.4 to 0.6 neg. anyone have there alignment reports with them to see a caster/camber correction after lift/level????
     
  2. May 5, 2008 at 5:30 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    sounds like exactly how mine ended up after the 3" lift.
     
  3. May 6, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    Rockstar2448

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    Sounds like the same situation as mine after a 3" lift. The owner of the shop that did my alignment, who I trust, said the Taco's are hard to get exactly right after a lift but you can get them at least close enough so that they track properly and won't "pull" on ya from side to side. So far I haven't had any problems or complaints with mine.
     
  4. May 6, 2008 at 10:02 PM
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    biorunner1

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    I have the same issue with mine after a 3" lift. After the alignment I still get some pull to the right. I am having my upper control arms replaced with these ones in a few days.

    http://www.chaosfab.com/96504.html

    I have done quite a bit of research. This is a very expensive upgrade but is supposed to help with all these issues among some other benifits. If interested I can give you the numbers after the alignment.

    Also, if anyone is interested you can get a lifetime alignment with no restrictions i.e. modified suspension at Firestone on sale for 139.
     
  5. May 12, 2008 at 6:30 PM
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    ellsworth

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    would like the camber/caster#'s
     
  6. May 12, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    +1
     
  7. May 12, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    GREAT choice on UCA's :D
     
  8. May 14, 2008 at 6:22 AM
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    ellsworth

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    can I get camber/caster to spec with these arms...They are 600.00 also, how are they to install? please reply..
     
  9. May 14, 2008 at 3:49 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes. My caster is near 2* which is factory spec. They are pretty easy to install. Look under your front fender and you will see that the UCA is held to the frame with one BIG LONG bolt. This is the hardest part to remove. Have patients. You may have to bend some things out of the way, but Once removed, you can install the bolt the other way to make it easier. Removeing the spindle and the other stuff is a peice of cake! All this is just MHO and it depends on your wrenching skillz.:)
     
  10. May 19, 2008 at 5:11 PM
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    ellsworth

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    Thanks, I am going to think about it..600.00 though, wow...
     
  11. May 19, 2008 at 5:36 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its alot of money to swallow, but if you get it, you wont regret it. Stronger than stock, adds a little bit more travel to your front end, adds caster, and looks COOL. I'll post some pics. :)
     
  12. May 19, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Here are the pics.:
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    Hope these cover all the bases. :)
    Also, they are fully serviceable, just cant see the grease zerxs thru the dirt.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    I put 3" risers in the front of my truck and 2" blocks in the back. My alignment is obviously out, the truck hums at 50km/h but stops if i engage 4x4. I took it to the dealership and they said to get adjustable camber bolts ? I had a normal allignment shop say u dont need them (they could just be selling there service). Are there adjustable camber bolts for tacomas ? if so where can i get em ?!?
     
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