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Alignment shops in the valley

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by forgotten1, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Nov 5, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    I'll be changing my front lift components and installing LR UCAs this weekend. What alignment shop do you all use for dialing in your Tacoma's with aftermarket UCAs? I've used Network alignment before but would rather go to a place that you all have used and would recommend. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    SLOCOMA

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    Believe it or not, I actually took truck, my parents car, my brothers, and my cousins all to network alignment..the owners are pretty cool..
     
  3. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Schumans Auto Clinic in Tempe. Near the 101, and 202. South West corner. They do the best I have had.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    chris4x4

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    And Welcome to TW! :)
     
  5. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Gotta go to Schumans. :)
     
  6. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Bilstein 5100's (front set @ .85"), OME 885's, chris4x4 anti-Taco-lean spacer on driver's side, Total Chaos UCAs, Rear Leaf Spring TSB, Toytec AALs, Black FJ TT Wheels, BFG 285/75R 16 AT Tires, TRD Exhaust, Viper Alarm, Fog Light Mod, De-badged, Blue LED Dome Light, EZ Clamped Tailgate, Wet Okoles, Satoshi Grill, 5% Tint, Engine Tick Fix, Black Rear Bumper, Black Center Valence, Exhaust Cut At Axle, Thanks for all the help chris4x4!
    I got Firestone's lifetime alignment for like $110 and have had it done like 4 times for various reasons. Already paid for itself and they do a pretty good job.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    i took all my cars to a place over on cave creek they did amazing jobs! i havent had much luck with the taco yet even at the dealer, drive away and alignment still sucks!
    subscribed
     
  8. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    Damn, those were some fast replies. Thanks for the info guys!
     
  9. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeah....A buddy of mine manages a Discount. He can give a good deal, and his employees are top notch.
     
  10. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    Big O on McDowell between Hayden and Scottsdale (don't go to the one on McClintock and University!) did a great job on mine after I took it into them. They even let me watch the guy align it while I was waiting around.

    Make sure the steering wheel is straight before you leave ;)

    Oh and welcome to TW!
     
  11. Nov 5, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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    Well....when you do, talk to Stan, and tell him Chris sent ya. ;)
     
  12. Nov 5, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    x2 Thanks chris, for telling me about that guy :cool:
     
  13. Nov 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    I have my appointment with Shuman's Auto Clinic at 3 today. Will post specs later.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2009 at 12:50 PM
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    I went to Bullet Automotive in Tempe just off smith by Tempe Marketplace. They did a good job and a very fair price... The guy Eddie even had me come back a month later to double check everything stayed in place at no extra cost.
     
  15. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:21 PM
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    So far not too happy with Shuman's. He wouldn't do the specs I wanted, said "he's been in the business long enough to know what's right". Also, now the truck is pulling to the right, so I have to go back and have them check it. Of course when I called to bring this issue to his attention, he blames the tires....but they are brand new as well.
     
  16. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    :eek:WHAT!? Your shitting me!?
     
  17. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    I wish I was...
     
  18. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    chris4x4

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    WOW, man...Thats the first issue I heard from them. What are the specs they set your truck too?
     
  19. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:44 PM
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    I told him to try and get close to where I wanted them (per your recommendation).

    Camber: Left .3, Right .4
    Caster: Left 2.5, Right 3.0
    Toe: Left .08, Right .02

    I'm going back in at 3:30 today to have him look at it again.
     
  20. Nov 10, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats not bad, but they really should get the camber closer to 0*.....Your paying them to do a service. Get the name of the guy that did the alignment please.
     
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