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Can I drive with no alignment after Coilover install?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by speedaddiktion, Nov 16, 2013.

  1. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    speedaddiktion

    speedaddiktion [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If so for how long?

    I have to drive 120 miles tonight and just don't want to mess anything up. Is it okay to drive 120-150 before getting an alignment?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    Check to see if the wheel is touching the UCA or UCA is touching the coilover anywhere. If it isnt touching I would say are okay to drive for a while. But dont put it off for too long or your tires will end up like mine. f'd up!
     
  3. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    How much lift? I just put on billy 5100's a couple days ago set at 1.75. Haven't got an alignment. Tracks strait no shake or vibes. I'll get one soon. But to be honest it feels in alignment
     
  4. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    I've been driving it and the Uca isn't touching the Coilover or vice versa

    Only thing it does at full lock at one side hits the cab mount slightly

    And will align first thing Monday

    How long did you put it off that your tires got messed up?

    So you guys think it's fine?
     
  5. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    Just a little over 2 inches plus I had blistering 5100 set at 2.5 before these and it was aligned with those
     
  6. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    like 5000 miles :D they had extremely uneven wear
     
  7. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:36 PM
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    I would at least get the toe setting close.
    With the steering wheel centered.
    Measure the center point between the front of the tires and the rear of the tires. Adjust until they are close to equal. You can spray some WD40 under the tires to make the adjustment easier.
     
  8. Nov 16, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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    The steering wheel is not off center
     
  9. Nov 16, 2013 at 8:05 PM
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    I drove mine for a week waiting for an appointment. No problems.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2013 at 9:12 PM
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    Monkeyboy

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    My alignment was so bad that any speed above 30-35 was... thrilling. I went for 4 days like that, driving to and from work, but only at low speeds through town.

    So, you might be OK. You might not.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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  12. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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    Get it aligned.... It won't feel so aligned in about 10,000 miles when your front tires are worn.

    ^^This^^
     
  13. Nov 17, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    Getting it aligned right now

    Thanks for all the help guys
     
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