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Alignment?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ChrisYoTaCoMa, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa

    ChrisYoTaCoMa [OP] Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    Ok, I just put in my top mount spacers this morning. Yes some like them some don't. I just wanted to add a little lift and level it out. So I went with 2" steel spacers and new shocks. I don't see any strange camber or caster after installing them. Should I get the alignment done anyways?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes. Get it aligned.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    Yes, an alignment is needed if you alter the geometry of the suspension, which you did by adding the coil spacers.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    ChrisYoTaCoMa [OP] Chrome's for Harleys and old farts

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    Ok, I was sure I was going to get it anyways, I just wanted some opinions. I'm sure it is off in some way since it pushes down on the lower control arm to lift the body. Probably adding positive camber I would believe.

    Thanks guys!!!
     
  5. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Lifting also affects toe, and caster. ;)
     
  6. Jul 4, 2009 at 5:59 PM
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    All it really needs is a front alignment, right? I will be replacing my rear leafs also in the next couple weeks, so it will not need a thrust aligment or anything since the rear is not adjustable I take it. The leafs are replacement lower leafs for the 3rd one down on each side. I have one on my drivers side that cracked in half.

    As of right now from floor to the edge of my wheel well I have 36 1/2 inches, and my rear are 35 1/2, so I am thinking when I replace the bottom leaf I will get back 1" of lift, OR do I order a 1" block, or shackle lift?

    Also, another question. Could I order a 34" add a leaf and new clips to replace the broken leaf on my pack?
     
  7. Jul 4, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Yep. Front alignment only. :)
     
  8. Jul 8, 2009 at 9:44 PM
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  9. Jul 9, 2009 at 3:59 AM
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    Had the alignment done Monday. All is well with the taco now. It took 2 hours to replace the struts, and add the spacers to the top. Brought that front end up nice!!!
     
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