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Anybody else have positive camber AFTER alignment?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by The Traveler, May 9, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    The Traveler

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    I recently got a deal on some rims/tires that I couldn't pass up, and after installing them, put on a temporary leveling kit just so I can drive the truck around town until I can install my OME kit. I threw on a set of Pro Comp spacers (I KNOW, I KNOW...)and did NOT install the diff drop kit. Also put on a set of Spidertrax 1.25" spacers to clear my wheels from scraping the calipers. Everything else on the truck is stock.

    The next day, I went to the most reputable alignment shop in Orange County, where I always do my alignment jobs, to do a 2 wheel alignment. They said for a lift kit, the alignment wasn't too far off. They said the caster/camber did not warrant any aligning.

    I feel like the truck has a little positive camber up front. It's really hard to see unless you're looking for it, but it's definitely not the same angle as the rear wheels.

    Anybody else have a little positive camber after their lift/alignment? Is it because I'm still running the stock UCA's?

    Also, judging by this photo, are the CV angles off by enough to cause damage to the boots/joints?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks
     
  2. May 9, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Post an alignment sheet.

    But expected camber range is from roughly 0 to roughly 1.2 so most techs will set it in the middle of that range at 0.5 or 0.6
     
  3. May 9, 2012 at 1:52 PM
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    im basically posting this same thread so ill contribute to yours, it is normal for you to have positive camber with the stock ucas since u have not had a spindle lift either. witht the stock spindles and type of lift you have you "may" never reach the camber you want. im running stock UCA's with my 4" spindle lift but im also compensating the taco lean with top plate spacers so after my alignment today my camber is left .9 and right .6
     
  4. May 9, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Here is my sheet. It's a bit hard to read, but here are the camber readings.

    Front Left: Actual 1.1*, Before 1.1*
    Front Right: Actual 0.6*, Before 0.6*

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  5. May 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    No change before/after in left camber or caster. You'd like less camber there and more caster.

    At the right wheel you came out OK, sorta.

    For both left and right, it'd be nice to trade off to get a little less camber and a little more caster - truck would driver better.
     
  6. May 9, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    Yes I have that same problem but the dealer was not worried.
     
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