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Alignment issue after 5100s @1.75"

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SpeedStar, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    SpeedStar

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    5100s at 1.75", rear 4pack.
    I have a 2012 DCSB Shortbed and put 5100s on at 1.75" setting over the weekend. The rear already had the 4 pack leaf and the stock Billies. Sits nice and level now.

    I went to get the alignment thinking there would not be an issue at this setting and the supposedly reputable shop told me they could not get it on the rack for the computerized alignment but not to worry, they would get it dialed in the traditional way. I figured they knew what they were talking about so went ahead.

    When he was finished, he said he was out of adjustment and could not get it perfect. The Camber was at 0 with the Castor at .25 - .5 He said it would be good.

    It was the end of the day and they were closing so I left and though I was done. Here are the issues:

    1) Turns out the steering wheel is not straight, slightly left when going straight.

    2) Pulls slightly left.

    3) After making a turn, it wants to keep turning instead of letting the wheel go and recentering.

    Are they full of crap? These should not be like this right? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    TMW

    TMW Well-Known Member

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    Take it back to them and have them correct it.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    cgs2k2

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    This. let em keep trying
     
  4. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    DeeKay21

    DeeKay21 Lieutenant Dan.

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    Yeah just take it back and tell them what you told us, if its a descent shop they will fix it for you without any questions.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Make sure they can get it on the rack this time
     
  6. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    SpeedStar

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    5100s at 1.75", rear 4pack.
    I am going to get them to look at it again.
    Is there an accepted target range that it should be within?
    I would rather here from owners here that know instead of whatever the shop feels like passing along.
    Thanks for the help.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    5100's all on fours
    0° toe, 0° camber, and around 2.4° caster.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    OH-MAN

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    You will have a hard time getting enough caster after the lift without going to UCA's to get you more caster.
    There is not enough factory adjustment when you lift it.
    That said the steering wheel can be set straight by a good alignment place.

    Without the proper caster it will be a bit darty on freeways.
     
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