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Alignment needed? Bilstein 5100 and TSB Leaf Springs

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by ShaneHD, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:11 AM
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    ShaneHD

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    I recently had the following done to the Taco:

    TSB Rear Leaf Springs
    Bilstein 5100's (all 4) (fronts set to 1.75")

    I noticed that the front tires are slightly bent in at the bottom of the tire. Is an alignment needed after having both of these done? I was told to give it a few days to see if it "bounces" itself out....but I don't think it will.
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    its always good to get an alignment after changing suspension components. are the 5100's set at stock height or are they giving you lift?
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Where is the best and cheapest place to get an alignment done?

    I made the mistake of getting the TSB done before I put the 5100's on.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    I set the fronts at 1.75"
     
  5. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Go to Firestone, they have a lifetime alignment deal. I get my alignments done there all the time.. The lifetime deal isn't cheap, (i think $140) but in the long run it pay's off...
     
  6. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    Yes, get an alignment. Also, I installed my 5100s front and rear. If you read the Toyota Installation instructions for the front shocks, it states to leave the bottom bolt on the front shocks finger tight until you put the tires on the ground. Then tighten them to factory specs. This allows the front end to settle.
     
  7. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Definitely get an alignment then.

    The Firestone liftime alignment is a good deal, it ends up paying for itself in the long run. wish the firestone in my area offered them :mad:
     
  8. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    i called firestone in my area....$179.99 + tax = $200!

    seems excessive.

    does anyone know of anyone else that does the lifetime alignments?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    None what i know of... But really, is 180 too much for something that cost like idk $65 to do each time? If you didn't get it, you will only get 3 alignments for little over the cost of the life time.
     
  10. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:48 AM
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    No way I am spending $200 on an alignment. Kwik Kar of Keller will do it for $59.95.
     
  11. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Seriously, I don't have one close to me...so lets stop discussing them.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    shane, you should check out firestone...i heard they have a lifetime alignment deal.














    jk man, just giving you a hard time!
     
  13. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Nice!

    Sure that may be the best deal overtime, but I don't have $200 to spend right now and don't have a Firestone near me.

    Pugga...please just leave the thread.


     
  14. Mar 16, 2011 at 1:18 PM
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    call a different shop. most tire shops offer lifetime alignmet deals, not just Firestone... but still the price is most likely going to be around the same price whever you look.
     
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