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Alignment Needed in Orange County

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by dysfunctnlretard, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Aug 28, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Anybody know of one that has done well in this area? Particulalry with lifted trucks? Should I do the Toyota delaership?
     
  2. Aug 29, 2009 at 1:46 PM
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  3. Aug 31, 2009 at 10:14 AM
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    well in tj theyll do it for 25 dollars haha
     
  4. Sep 1, 2009 at 11:48 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    $125?!?!? Holy crap thats expensive
     
  5. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:28 AM
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    x2
    Any local small shop will do it for 45-50. And since they are small they will work with you on what you want.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2009 at 12:38 AM
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    express tire or fire stone have 3 year anytime alignments, after i change my oil i get my alignment done.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:12 AM
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    is it expensive? it was a small local shop. It was recommended by a couple people. Ive always heard that some shops wont do an alignment on lifted trucks for whatever reason. I didnt think it was a bad deal but it was my first alignment so I didnt know what to expect... :confused:
     
  8. Sep 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Manny where in OC? I went to a guy in Downey, which might be close if you are near North County. He does it all by hand and can dial in Caster, etc...
    I had a lifetime deal from Pepboys and they never got it right. They kept reading 3.0 on Caster and it was 0 on one and -0.7 on the other. They did give me a refund though.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    x3! I got mine done for $34.99. Everything on paper looked good. My truck handles great.
     
  10. Sep 2, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    I'm in Orange but I'm willing to drive a bit for a good alignment at a reasonable price. I got my truck lifted with some Bilstein 5100's and AAl this past week and the shop provided a "free alignment" but I'm sure they did a shitty job and didnt even provide a printout. The truck is pretty squirelly on the road and the wheels are a little \----/ . I just got new tires too so I wanna make sure this is done right to protect my investments.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Manny, let me find the name/number for you. I think they charged $80 for the front and its near the 105/605.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    You got away pretty much unscathed.

    They only refunded me 1/2 my money and screwed up my front end to boot. I thought I was being polite (I actually helped the guy open up one side cause he couldn't get it. My confidence level dropped through the floor. Then I saw him "adjusting the camber and caster." Well, it was certainly different from the description from Toyota (you are supposed to 'inch' it and watch both camber and caster at the same time. Well, long story short, I wanted to get a refund and he told me the only thing he would give me was the keys. Then I spoke with the manager and got a partial refund.

    Now my alignment is completely screwed up pulling to one side and while traveling straight, the wheel is positioned as though I am taking a left hand turn. I was going to go back, but why? (Good money and even more importantly TIME, after bad.)

    Oh well, now for some qualified folks (hopefully).:mad::mad::mad:
     
  13. Sep 17, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Yea after some research and thought it
    looks like the tech did the best he could. My uca's won't allow the wheels to camber out any further. I just got my TOTAL CHAOS UCA's and I'm planning to get them installed and aligned this next week. I can't wait. I put about 1k miles on my new KM2's and I'm starting to see increased wear on the outside of them so this mod comes ay just the right time.
     
  14. Sep 17, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    Thanks Roger!
     
  15. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Thread revival time, gotta go get my alignment tomorrow. Any other suggestions?
     
  16. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:06 PM
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    Have you had TSB 0305-08 (Harsh Ride) accomplished? If so, the TSB has new alignment data. Don't know if the data pertains to your set-up but just a heads up.
     
  17. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    nope no TSB, I have a completely new pack, Deaver J66s
     
  18. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    x2... those are the best places for alignment... the modern day laser alignment machines cant quite get it right on lifted trucks... old school plates and tape measure are the way to go...

    :headbang:
     
  19. Feb 14, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Where do you go, Mike?
     
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    To bad you dont have a True Line Alignment shop up there. They are awesome with lifted trucks and only charge $39.99 out the door. got mine done yesterday and it is al snugged up. ride nice:D my brothers full size f250 didnt even go over $100.00
     
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