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Alignment without scratching rims?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by paulaco, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:50 AM
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    paulaco

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    Hey, guys. I'm new to the forum, and need some help. I just put some new black ATX crawls with 265/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers on my PreRunner, but two tire shops are telling me they can't hook up their alignment rigs without scratching the rims. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:58 AM
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    DEEVON911

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    Pm this guy ----> David Tarantino / From what I understand he is the Alignment guru.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:26 AM
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    You need to go to an alingment shop form this decade. There are pleanty systems out there that have wheel sensors that will not scratch the wheels. I go to a friend at a Brakemasters with a brand new laser alingment machine. He has aligned my tacoma my C6 Z06 and My Evo all with out a scratch.
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    tim allan

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    what they might be talking about is the heads have clamps that may scratch the lip of your wheel, hunter has a sensor that clamps to the tire maybe some shop around you has these?
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    Thanks guys. I guess the shops around here use the same system. Tuffy and two Goodyear shops told me the same thing, but I finally found a Big T tire shop that said he uses a magnetic? Sensor that won't scratch. He says it's actually and older method. We'll see.
     
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