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Alignment

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by rrosebr, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Sep 2, 2010 at 7:11 PM
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    rrosebr

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    How often do you do an alignment?

    Stock size tires and suspension (TRD).

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Sep 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    at least every time you replace the tires.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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  4. Sep 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM
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  5. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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    01taquito

    01taquito "thats what she said"

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  6. Sep 3, 2010 at 11:27 AM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    I take my cars in for alignments when they need them. I don't take them in on a routine basis. It's not preventative maintenance.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    Do you not consider it preventative maintenance to increase the life of your tires?
     
  8. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    When i got my tires they told me every 5000 miles. That reminds me im a little overdue by a few thousand miles:D
     
  9. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:12 PM
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    thats just to make sure they are still aligned though
     
  10. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    I could see (and recommend) rotating every 5000 miles - every oil change, but not an alignment. I couldn't imagine popping down another $50+ every time you changed your oil...
     
  11. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    yea thts kinda why i havent done it in a while
     
  12. Sep 6, 2010 at 11:43 PM
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    LOOK at your tires. Uneven tread wear, get your alignment checked out. If everything looks fine you're more than likely ok
     
  13. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    I didn't, in any way, hint at an alignment every oil change. I did however, read an article that recommended one every year. I guess I am only curious because I've had a car with a bad alignment record before. When I did finally have it aligned i was stuck with tires that had a "whomp, whomp, whomp" tone (related to wear I couldn't SEE).
     
  14. Sep 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM
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    no feathering either??

    dont mean to set it in stone as far as pass fail with a visual inspection..just a good start i think
     
  15. Sep 7, 2010 at 6:24 AM
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    I wouldn't go as long as "Every tire change" or those tires changes will be closer together than needed.

    I also would recommend the "life time alignment" from a place like Firestone...I got mine aligned 3 times in a week as I adjusted my lift and had it settle. Then I go if I can feel an issue or once a year...which ever comes first.
     
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