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can the rear end (diff carrier/axles/wheels) be adjusted side to side?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by builthatch, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    builthatch

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    to shift the entire thing left or right, wheels and all?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:52 PM
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    Yes...A little...but why??
     
  3. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    i figured as much, thanks.

    yeah i was just curious about the relationship of adjustment of the rear, vs. the bed, vs. the cab.
     
  4. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Check your U-bolts and make sure the leaf springs are on the spring perches. They shoudn't shift at all aside from normal suspension movement.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:58 PM
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    Anythign can be moved with a big enough hammer ;)

    but not really.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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  7. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:01 PM
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    Still flipping out over your bed being uneven huh?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    yeah i was thinking if i tail slid hard enough into a curb i could probably move it over a bit. easier than a hammer IMO.

    haha, nah i'm actually fine with it because i've studied other trucks that have the same deal, HOWEVER...

    what confuses me is, ok...

    the bed is off to the passenger side a bit vs. the cab. but passenger mud flap outer edge is closer to the outer plane of the passenger side tire than on the other side.

    so that means if i were to correct the bed vs. the cab, then the wheels would be even more off vs. the bed sides/flaps!

    i'd think the constant should be the cab, right? so if the bed can be adjusted, i was thinking maybe the rear can be adjusted, but apparently is can't to the degree where it would fix this.

    but srsly, it's more of a curious thing than a worry - i've spent quite a bit of time looking like a truck stalker the past couple weeks, standing behind trucks and eyeing shit up. i was even doing it at the phila int'l auto show, haha.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Take mudflaps off. Problem solved.
     
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