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Alignment issues

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Todor, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:18 AM
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    I got my lift installed saturday and i put new wheels and tires(285/70/16) . I went with a 3" inch in the front and 2" add a leaf in the back. Adjustable billies in the front with new coils from toytec. Took the truck for alignment today and these are the specs :
    After 1st alignment done (1st Pic) - Pulls to the left
    After 2nd Alignment done (pic2) - Still pulls to the left( did a tire swop to see if its just a tire pull and improved a lot but there is still a pull to the left)

    Discount tire just ordered me a new tire to see if anything will improve....

    What do u guys think ....????
    I dont think that the caster on the alignment can cause such a pull since its pretty even... Although it should be around 2.4 it wont get there because i have stock UCA's

    Any suggestions????

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  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    ffemt2987

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  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM
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    cross rotate your front tires-may be a tire pull-yes even tho they are new
    your specs arent bad. camber is about even right? caster is even also? we generally have a caster lead of .5-1.0 degree to compensate for road crown. if camber and caster are jsut about even on both sides then its not an alignment issue.
    caster will not wear tires.camber will.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM
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    Caster should be like 2.5 no ?
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:27 PM
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    caster is generally like 2.0-5.0 depends on the cars/trucks
    chrysler 300s,chargers,magnums,challengers have caster at like 10.0-12.0 all of em drift right w/ road crown to.
    .4 is probably out of specs,but wont hurt anything, and wont cause to pull left at all.
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM
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    Caster is low but as long as it is even it should not pull, just be touchy on steering movement. Caster is the forward or rearward of the tire in relation to the centerline of axle. Caster will always pull to the most negative(rearward) side. Caster will not ever cause wear to the tire. Camber or Toe is the only adjustments that will wear tires. Are you sure it is a pull and not just steering wheel off center? Steering wheel centering is done by toe adjustment and even though toe numbers are good it can be manipulated by setting steering wheel off center when adjustment is made. A pull is described as letting go of steering wheel and truck drifts off straightness. An off center steering wheel is described as when steering wheel is straight truck does not track straight down the road.
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    Just saying caster on a lifted Tacoma should be around 2.5 - 3
     
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