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Caster issue on 07 Tacoma w/toytec lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by emt_proc, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:32 PM
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    emt_proc

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    I have installed the OME3-05-AL kit on my 2007 xcab tacoma 4x4 with 285/75R16. I am told that my caster settings are to low at 0.4, specs are 1.1 - 2.6 degrees. Is there any mod or adapter that i need to get my truck into alignment specs?



    Thanks



    Spencer
     
  2. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:34 PM
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    getting there....
    a set of total chaos uca's will do nicely for you. they are made to bring alignment specs back in on lifted trucks. they are pricey, but definitely worth it.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    chris4x4

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    ^^^^what he said^^^^^


    :)
     
  4. Jul 23, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    wat?
  5. Jul 23, 2008 at 5:16 PM
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    tc is the best. but toytec has some for $200 cheaper
     
  6. Jul 23, 2008 at 5:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont belive they correct for caster.
     
  7. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:11 PM
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    Part #
    25470 Adjustable Upper control arms
    $449.99

    + $25 S/H
    Specialty products/Light Racing adjustable upper control arms
    At last an adjustable arm for 1/2 the price of competitors
    Great addition for smooth suspension travel and perfect alignment after lifting; adjustable camber and caster +or- 5 degrees
    Provides additional clearance between coil and arm/ tire and wheel
    Fits all 2005-2008 Tacoma 4x4 and Prerunner trucks
    Installation instructions included.

    Payment
    Options Price: $ 449.99 Quantity:
     
  8. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:13 PM
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    damn.....when did they bring those out, rick?? any idea??
     
  9. Jul 24, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I dont see how they are adjustable in the pics. Stamped steel, no Uniball, Non greasable. To me that makes spending an extra $200.00 a no brainer.
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    Vs.
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  10. Jul 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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    Dark Knight

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    Look at the left A-arm in the top pic. it looks like the bolt where the knuckle is tightened has adjustment (imo). On a budget they could get the job done!
     
  11. Jul 25, 2008 at 2:44 PM
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    Actually, neither of those arms are "adjustable". The TC are are "adjusted" in the way they are built to correct the caster issue, but they are not "adjustable" by the user/purchaser. The only ones that are "adjustable" are the ones made by Icon Vehicle Dynamics. Now those are nice arms.... They come from Icon "adjusted" to correct the caster, but if you so desire, you can "adjust" them even further..... They were perfect for me when I got them so I have not messed with them to "adjust" them any further. I am sure the Light Racing ones are the same as the Total Chaos ones and are just "adjusted" in the way they are built. Camburg are the only ones that are not "adjusted", they are a exact copy of the factory arms geometry but with the uniball.

    If you want the best of the best.....go here.

    http://www.iconvehicledynamics.com/
     
  12. Jul 25, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    I cant find were anyone said the TC's were adjustable, but the Icons are nice! :)
     
  13. Jul 26, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    Thanks you all for your input and advise.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2008 at 9:12 AM
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    mr.trd Are you Recreationally Insane?

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    I know, neither can I.

    Just fucking with ya man. I was just covering all the bases so those that are not in the know were not confused as I am good at being confusing...are you confused yet? I am.
     
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    been their also, and dealing with it now, (I really should of read more post here).
    I am getting the Total Chaos UCA's the shop who installed my lift cut me a great deal on them. I just need to wait a couple weeks for the install.
    From all the reading here, I am sure it will solve the problems.
     
  16. Jul 29, 2008 at 9:04 AM
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    It will, or it should anyway.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2008 at 2:07 PM
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    Anybody have any experience or heard anything about All Pro's UCAs? They look a lot like the Total Chaos UCAs but only run $499. Icon's are way out of my price range given other mod choices.
    [FONT=tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif][​IMG][/FONT]
    [FONT=tahoma,arial,helvetica,sans-serif]All-Pro Off Road's Upper A-Arm kit is constructed of 4130 Chromoly material. These arms are TIG welded, not MIG welded like competing brands. TIG welding keeps the heat between the weld and base, providing superior strength without weakening the surrounding material. A top quality, teflon-lined 1" uni-ball provides maximum articulation for the Upper A-Arm without binding up like the factory ball joint. These arms are designed to correct suspension geometry on lifted applications, and now have zerk fittings for easy bushing lubrication. Easy bolt-on installation with all hardware & Prothane bushings included.[/FONT]

    AllPro UCA.jpg
     
  18. Jul 29, 2008 at 6:44 PM
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    All Pro UCA's are junk. They use a 5th rate uniball, and they are noisy as hell. :)
     
  19. Jul 30, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    Did you have a set or one of your buddies? How exactly do you rate the uniball? Not defending their stuff as I'm inclined to buy the TC UCAs.
     
  20. Jul 30, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    I cant remember how the Uniballs are ratted, but the All Pro ones are made in China. They are a poor quality. One of the guys on TTORA had All Pro OCA's and was so unhappy with them, he went back to the stock UCA's. I gave him mine. :) They are noisy, and the uniball wears out early. My TC's have been noise free, and smooth for 12,000 miles.
     
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