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Back end one side higher than other

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by JasonJump, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    JasonJump

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    I just did an AAL and one side of my truck is higher than the other.... pretty sure it was already like this before I added it but could this mean one of my shocks are going bad? Its a trd with the bilstiens, 115k never been replaced..... how would I determine? And also my truck is pulling left and wonder if that has anything to do with it. Getting an alignment done tomorrow
     
  2. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    does taco lean affect pull?
     
  3. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:09 PM
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    Good lord!, 115k miles and you havent replaced your shocks? I think its about time you replaced all 4. Even if they are not leaking.
     
  4. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    If the truck is not level in the front that can certainly affect your alignment. Typically due to the battery & driver there is more weight on the driver's side of our trucks and over time they develop "Taco lean" (Rangers do this too). The proper solution would probably be a spring/shock replacement, but I saw someone else here mention shims to raise the driver's side and level the truck. I'm sure someone more experienced will chime in.
     
  5. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    OP: the shock will not effect lean cause they do not hold weight per say. They way to determine if your shocks are bad is go over a bump and see if you keep bouncing. If you only bounce once and it stops bouncing then your shocks are still good.
     
  6. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:19 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    You can get a trimmer pack from OME that will fix the Taco lean.
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    Thanks everyone for the responses... now a few more questions... would a lean make it pull left or is that just an alignment> I know these are questions that are hard to determine over the internet, but either way I am getting an alignment done tomorrow and am hoping it will fix the pull. I just had new wheels put on but they are stock height 17"s and It looks like it through the camber off a little. With all that being said, this truck has higher miles and these shocks were only driven highway not like constant pounding roads... it drives smooth and the shocks compress well and don't bounce back up, BUT I'd love to get some 5100 billies ;) just gotta sell it to the wife haha, so maybe I will tell her this is all due to the shocks ;)
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    The lean shouldnt have anything to do with you drifting to the left. All Tacomas have the tilt coming out of the factory.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:01 PM
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    They have that Gangsta lean!! haha thats how bad ass they are :cool:
    The lean doesn't really bother me, just that pull which I am sure the alignment will fix
     
  10. Oct 4, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    I keep my 100+ # toolbox on the right/passenger side of the bed toolbox. Hopefully that helps even it out some. :)
     
  11. Oct 4, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    I just did the Toytech AAL as well. Passenger side is ~1" higher. I added Bilstein 5100 on the rear too. Didn't have enough time to do the front so I'm doing that this coming Sunday. Hopefully, adding Eibach springs and front Bilstein shocks will even it out more.

    Just wondering, did you notice any vibrations around 5-10mph?
     
  12. Oct 4, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    I haven't noticed any around 5-10... there have been a lot of posts on it though, they say you might have to get a "drop" u bolt/joint for your drive shaft... I might be saying that a little wrong but that is what I have read after doing some of these AAL's. I think its really cheap, Also give it some time to settle... after lifting its alway a little higher then when it finally settles. I bet when you do the front it will even out though
     
  13. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    I can tell u this. I just put on the toytec ulk on and my whole passenger side is at least 1/2-3/4 both front and rear. I can't figure out why either. I have the same amount of threads on each co. How can we even fix the rear?
     
  14. Oct 4, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    On your kit you can adjust each side. With my coilovers my driver's side has alest 1/2" more thread showing than the passenger's side.
     
  15. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    Yeah I know I can adjust the front but how do u fix the rear height when it comes to the aal.
     
  16. Oct 5, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    As stated earlier in this same thread: "You can get a trimmer pack from OME that will fix the Taco lean"
     
  17. Oct 5, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    Don't forget about the 21 gallon gas tank that also sits on the drivers side. Does it have as much lean when your on the empty mark!
     
  18. Oct 6, 2010 at 9:51 AM
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    Yeah i did purchase a Driveshaft Carrier Bearing Drop Kit as well. I'll probably try adding it in this weekend, doesn't look too difficult to do. Vibrations are not that bad im already getting used to it. Rather not have it though.

    How do you like the ride with the AAL? You should just get the 5100's they are pretty cheap.
     
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    I have an 08 Pre Runner. Bilstiens 5100's. Got the rear leaf tsb 2 years ago.
    put some 285s on recently and had to raise the billies to the 2.5 setting. Minor cutting
    and I was super happy. Truck was level, no rubbing. Everyone asks where I got my lift.
    Just recently discovered front drivers side has the lean. The solutions I have read thus far don't seem to address my scenario. Does anyone have a solution? Or is perfection not achievable.
     
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