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Alignment Question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billas333, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:59 AM
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    billas333

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    Ok so from the day I lifted my truck when you look at it head on it appear the two front tires sort of V in slightly. I would assume that the Camber is more + in this case and that the outside edge of the tire is making more contact than the inside edge.

    Just curious if anyone else has this issue and if you chose to set Camber a little negative instead to get the tires parallel to avoid tire wear.
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:08 AM
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    broken mods
    what are your alingment #'s
     
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    Did you get an allignment done?

    If not...then go get one. :D

    I wouldn't necessarily go by 'what they look like'. Looks can be deceiving. Even my tires (stock with no lift) look crooked. Tires have been wearing evenly for 23,000 miles.

    Got a picture?
     
  4. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:22 AM
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    my spec sheet from the last alignment I did is as follows: for Front Left to Front Right

    Camber : 0.5 and 0.5

    Caster : 2.4 and 2.2

    Toe: 0.03 and 0.01

    SAI 11.9 and 13(out of range)

    Included angle: 12.4 and 13.5

    Yea I have just been super bored lately and I need something to keep me busy and with all the mods on my Tacoma I feel like I need to do something else to it now haha.

    But yea never been happy with my alignment. My front Right tire rubs the rear part of the wheel well like crazy when I back up and turn the wheel right. I cant stand it.
     
  5. Mar 12, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    toe and camber have to be 0. Your caster seems good though
     
  6. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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    just a couple comfort items.
    Who is doing the alignments? Find a good old school shop that knows what their doing. Not some computerized place with a 18 y/o tech. Tell them where it rubs and how you think it looks funny. They should be able to move the wheel forward or back in the well and keep you from rubbing while still staying in spec.
     
  7. Mar 12, 2010 at 2:20 PM
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    Problem with rubbin in the rear of the well is the cab mount. Adding caster might help that as yours is at the bottom end of the specified range.

    That Toe number should be lower (like 0).

    Get them to take a look again- You may have a hard time as most places will not do "custom" request alignments. You take what they get as long as it's within spec.
     
  8. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    I had Big O do an alignment and wasnt happy after two trips to the shop, then had a dealership in San Diego do one for cheaper than big O and its better but still not happy.
     
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