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camber after lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KeithB, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    KeithB

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    Just wondering if anyone else noticed their front wheels look like this \ / from the front end after lift. I got an alignment done at firestone after 2.5" lift Icons and TC UCA's. It drives great, no drifting or vibrations, absolutely no issues but just looks a little off / funny ya know.
     
  2. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    mine looks like that right now cause i haven't had an alignment done...
     
  3. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:54 AM
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    the TC Uca's should fix that. I think you may have had an inexperienced alignment tech. the same thing has happened to me. Take it back its not right.
     
  4. Apr 21, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    i just got back from getting my truck aligned. just put icons on but is at factory lift (2") and it took them a bit to align, but they got it back to factory specs with no problem with stock a-arms
     
  5. Apr 21, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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    Feels right, just doesn't look right. I thought the TC UCA's were supposed to correct caster not camber. Camber should be uneffected by the lift. Heres the numbers:

    Camber: 0.5 / 0.3 spec -0.3 to 1.2
    Caster: 2.5 / 2.5 spec 1.3 to 2.8
    Toe: -0.3 / 0.3 spec -0.4 to 0.07

    Caster was the one that was way off before alignment but after lift at 3.6 / 3.9. But positive camber numbers give it the \ / look. I guess 0 / 0 would look like | | and negative number would be / \ .
     
  6. Apr 21, 2009 at 3:19 PM
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    chris4x4

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    There is no reason the shop shouldnt be able to get the camber to 0*. Have them do it again. Tell them you want 0* Camber, and 0* Toe. Caster should fall inline, and to spec.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    Mine looks like that too but I havent had irregular tire wear or any ill-handling characteristics. Just looks a little goofy.
    I'm due for an alignment, I'm going to get it done as soon as I have the cash to change the front lift on my truck to all OME stuff, already have the coils, just need the $400 shocks.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    OME shocks should only be around $300.00 or less. Check out Wheelers, and see what they have.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    Ah, yep. Forgot that they were only 300. glad to see that they're not 400 since I'll be getting them that much sooner, and I'm definitely gonna swing by wheelers and pick them up there. Those guys are great over there.:cool:
     

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