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Alignment question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Mar322, May 2, 2013.

  1. Mar322

    Mar322 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all

    I have a question about the alignment that I am about to have done on my truck. I found these specs on TW and was wondering if it is what I should go with when I go to the shop. I did see where 0 camber was preferred instead of the setting that it was adjusted to.


    Camber: Actual = .8*, Before =.9*, Specified range = -.3 - 1.2*
    Caster: Actual = 1.4*, Before =.4*, Specified range = 1.4* - 2.9*
    Toe: Actual = .03*, Before = -.01*, Specified range = -.02* - .09*
    SAI: Actual = 10.9*, Before = 10.8* Specified range = 11.2* - 12.7*
    Included Angle: Actual = 11.8*, Before = 11.7*, Specified range = 11.0* - 14.0*

    Front Right:
    Camber: Actual = .8*, Before =.9*, Specified range = -.3 - 1.2*
    Caster: Actual = 1.5*, Before =.4*, Specified range = 1.4* - 2.9*
    Toe: Actual = .05*, Before = -.01*, Specified range = -.02* - .09*
    SAI: Actual = 11.4*, Before = 11.3* Specified range = 11.2* - 12.7*
    Included Angle: Actual = 12.2*, Before = 12.2*, Specified range = 11.0* - 14.0*

    My truck as it sits now gets squirrelly at highway speeds when there is cribbing in the asphalt. Will a fresh alignment with specs similar to the numbers above help with this?

    Thanks

    Btw the truck is a 2013 DCS 4x4 with 285 65 18's Billies set at 1.75 and an AAL
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  2. Plik

    Plik Ragin Cajun

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  3. Ronn

    Ronn Well-Known Member

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    I just had an alignment after bilsteins set at 1.75. My before numbers for caster were around 1.4 where yours are and it felt the same way. Had the caster set to 2.4 on each side and it feels much better now. Tighter steering, truck doesn't get squirrely and has a nice return to center after a turn. IIRC the camber should be a little closer to 0. Some techs will put more of a positive camber on the left side so the truck pulls slightly to the left to adjust for road crown. Toe close to zero but not zero your numbers will look good. I'm sure others will chime in aswell... and you don't need new UCA's.
     
  4. Mar322

    Mar322 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks!!
     
  5. StreetTaco4Me

    StreetTaco4Me Taco Shot

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    looking to replace shocks and add spacer lift...I do not off road at all just like the height of a lift
    i am taking mine in for alignment today...I have 1.75 bilstiens in front...do I tell them what I want it set to?
     
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