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Alignment cost

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by northern cal, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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    northern cal

    northern cal [OP] Active Member

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    What are you paying for an alignment on your lifted Tacoma?
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:11 AM
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    evanmb31

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    Same price as a when it wasnt lifted. Around $90 i think.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:13 AM
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    JonnyBb

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    $150 lifetime alignment from firestone
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:41 AM
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    evanmb31

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    ^worth it. Wish i did this the first time around
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:50 AM
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    JonnyBb

    JonnyBb I have to return some videotapes

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    Me too. I took mine to a "specialty shop" the first time. They told me I got the numbers I asked for, but never gave me any documentation. Handled like crap so I have Firestone check it, and only have 1.2* caster. I took the before printout to the first shop and the guy just shrugged.
     
  6. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:03 AM
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    PSJ

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    I got a special Firestone runs often on their lifetime alingment- been in twice now, once when I installed my 5100's, then when I put on the new tires. It pays for itself trust me, even if your not banging your truck around like some do often. :cool:
     
  7. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:17 AM
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    Millertime187

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    I paid 90 at toyota when i got my oil changed.(free oil)
     
  8. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:46 AM
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    Kirk1589

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    Most places have a life time warranty plan or 1 year unlimited alignments. I have one through Sears Automotive and it's $188. It's paid for itself already.
     
  9. Jan 28, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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    B11

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    Cost is always a concern but I would gladly pay whatever the going rate is to find someone I felt was doing a "Good" job.

    I went round and round with my Local Volvo shop on my wife's S60R a few years back. The so called "tech" showed me the print out and 3 of the 4 were BARELY in spec. and 1 was slightly out. I asked him why he, at the least, didn't get the 1 corner that was out back in. His response was "if I mess with that 1 corner that is slightly out it will likely change the others and put them out of spec. since they are nearly out now." I stood there in absolute disbelief as to what he just said. After a LONG and heated discussion with the service manager they took my wife's car to another shop and they paid someone else to re-align it. I wasn't about to let them touch it again.

    Finding someone that actually knows what they are looking at and cares about making it "right" is far more important, to me at least, than the cost.
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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  11. Jan 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM
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    I got a lifetime plan at my local Firestone for around $170. I'm already two alignments in.. Now that my lift has settled, I'll probably bring it back in for another alignment.
     
  12. Jan 28, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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    $50 is the usual for a front end alignment. I never get all 4 wheels since there isn't much you can do in the rear.
     
  13. Jan 28, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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    It's really the best deal. After the second or third time it's already paid for itself.
     
  14. Jan 28, 2013 at 3:01 PM
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    i paid $80.00 for my alignment here in the island
     
  15. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    northern cal

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    Thanks everyone. Looks like a C note or so for life time alignment is the way to go. Would the local Goodyear shop do this? They seem to be everywhere around here.
     
  16. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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  17. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:03 PM
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    Bob's Autodynamics in Las Vegas, NV.... Stock 2004 Tacoma Xtra Cab 4x4 Front end alignment: $89
     
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  18. Aug 16, 2014 at 6:58 PM
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    weezer

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    i received a coupon in the mail from toyota for an alignment for $60 instead of the normal $90 so i used it.

    they can only align the front wheels on a truck pretty much. the rear axle doesn't have adjustments.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM
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    Firestone do lifted trucks? 8" lifted?
     
  20. Aug 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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    49.99 after some hagling at big brand.... honestly dont think ill be going back there as they didnt even come close to torquing down the bolts properly.
     
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