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Alignment can't be performed?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by A7XT, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    A7XT

    A7XT [OP] Reppin UWYO

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    I installed my new 5100's yesterday with the help of a buddy (love it by the way!) and today i went to get an alignment at a auto shop and they put their tools on, only to come tell me that the front align couldn't be performed because it will mess with the vehicle's laser cruise control...?? Is this just BS or does an 09 Tacoma Sport require special equipment?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    I don't think Tacomas have laser cruise control. Some high end luxury cars do, but I've never heard of Tacomas having it. I would try another shop if I were you. JMO.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:00 PM
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    A7XT

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    Yeah I didnt think it had laser cruise control and i dont know how getting it aligned would mess that up anyway
     
  4. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    automoto

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    i would def. take it to another shop, never heard of laser cruise control on these trucks. :confused:
     
  5. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    SManZ

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    Hahaahahhahaahahah!

    I think they meant to say they didn't know wtf they are doing.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    x2...I had Pepboys do mine and it came out perfect :)
     
  7. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

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    What shop was this so others can avoid it?
     
  8. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    Yeah I will try to find a different shop so I dont have to pay 80 at the yota dealership. It was plains tire in Laramie WY
     
  9. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    I got mine done at Big O, but it cost $90. Brakes Plus does alignments for about $50 with a coupon.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:24 PM
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    I know that the alignment numbers wint be perfect, due to a stock UCA. Just tell them to get it as close as possible to the specs.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    its bs go some place else
     
  12. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:09 PM
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    HondaGM

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    tacomas dont have laser cruise control.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:40 PM
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    yeah thats what I thought. Those guys must not have known how to do it:rolleyes:
     
  14. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    I completely agree... I have mine lifted and have an alighnment done every 5k miles and no issues... BS FLAG IS RAISED TO THEM!!!
     
  15. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    I heard if you ignore the laser cruise control during the alignment that it will put the muffler bearings out of balance which increases the viscocity of the transmission grease. And we all know the problems that that will cause.

    Just take it to the dealer.

    They gave you the standard dumbass answer that can be translated to mean that "we only have unskilled monkeys working in the shop and you don't want them touching your truck".
     
  16. Jan 28, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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  17. Jan 29, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Nice! :thumbsup:
     
  18. Jan 29, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have a truck with frickin' laser beams attached to it's upper control arms!
     
  19. Jan 29, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    IME the guys at the dealer suck at alignments. I've had better luck at Goodyear and Firestone tire places that do a dozen every day. Firestone has a lifetime alignment deal where you pay $150 or $200 and you bring it back as many times as you want. If you're going to do it once a year for 10 years, that's a great investment. You only need to put up with the upsell on your brake widgets, muffler doohickeys, steering murples, etc needing to be replaced while you are there.
     
  20. Jan 29, 2010 at 8:24 AM
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    One Swedish-made laser cruise control.
    That's not mine.
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    One book, "Swedish-made Laser Cruise Control And Me: This Sort of Thing Is My Bag Baby", by Austin Powers.
     
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