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Alignment??

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Pinoyisme, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    Pinoyisme

    Pinoyisme [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just got my 3inch toytec lift done on sunday, dove it today to work and back and everything seems to be running straight i can let go of the wheel for about 30 sec or more befor it hits a bump in the road and knocks it a tiny bit off.

    Should i still do an alignment??
     
  2. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    TacoSupreem

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    Um yeah!
     
  3. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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  4. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    I don't think so. I did the 3" lift a week or two ago and got wheels and tires the next day. They put it on the machine and everything was in spec. Kinda blew my mind since I thought for sure it would change but she goes straight. Asked the shop who did the lift and they said it will happen sometimes and I got lucky.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:30 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    yes do the alignment or have it ck :)
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    misterquad

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    http://www.ozebiz.com.au/racetech/theory/align.html

    You need to realign it.

    If you drive until you notice tire wear, it is too late and you wasted a set of tires.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:56 PM
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    yes, mine drove fine without the alignment too. However when we put it up on the rack, it was off...far enough it would have worn the tires had I driven it a 100 miles or so.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    yeap,do alignment
     
  9. Mar 1, 2010 at 2:33 PM
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    I guess i should get that done tomorrow befor i go on my 80+ mile trip on the weekend...
     
  10. Mar 1, 2010 at 2:37 PM
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    I guess i need to do mine tomorrow befor i go on my 80 mile trip
     
  11. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Definitely get it checked at least. It doesn't hurt.
     
  12. Mar 2, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    So I go to my local tire store (tire choice), And i called on te phone the day before and they where like ya will do your truck for 79.99 1 year unlimited times. I go to that tire choice and they where like oh u got a lift kit installed so where gonna charge u $120 for that offer. So I was like forget it.

    I leave And call another tire choice that is about 6 miles away and they where like ya will do ur truck for $79.99. So I also ask does it matter if there's aftermarket parts on it. And they said no! So I head over there and I sign the papers for $79.99, they take my truck in and they come back to me and say oh u got a lift kit, so where gonna charge u $179!!! I was like WTF!!!! Are u serious!! They where like well maybe I can help u out and charge you extra $20. I was like ok, if u can do it for extra 20 then I stay but if it's gonna cost more then $179 then I'm out!!

    This is crazy!!! Right now I'm sitting at the shop typin this on my iPhone ...so I guess will see how good they do. Should I ask for a print out of the alinment since they do everything my computer.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    Toyota of Boerne charges $79 for lifted trucks
     
  14. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Some call them Stealerships but I love my dealer.
     
  15. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    yeah. im gonna be getting a lift soon too, but i never knew anything about getting my tires aligned. im pretty sure my alignment is off already, so i could do it after my lift.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:14 PM
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    Paid $150.00 for a lifetime of the truck alignment at any Firestone Auto Care Center. My store was actually pretty cool, they threw in free tire rotation (not that big of a deal), but thats an additional $40 along with it!
     
  17. Mar 2, 2010 at 2:28 PM
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