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complete noob to alignment and some info on 5100s that were just installed

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by StreetTaco4Me, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Jun 17, 2013 at 11:04 PM
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    StreetTaco4Me

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    looking to replace shocks and add spacer lift...I do not off road at all just like the height of a lift
    in addition to my other questions here...is the rear alignment looking ok?

    I am going to go to the firestone in the next city over tomorrow to hopefully put this issue to rest...what a nightmare I just want an alignment and it is a fricken circus!
     
  2. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    I hope you get a better tech at the next place. I used to work for firestone and it's sad to see them doing this kind of work.

    The rear looks fine. There's not a whole lot you can do with the rear on these trucks. The centering pin for the leafs is centered on the axle keeping it from moving, unless it breaks.
     
  3. Jun 18, 2013 at 5:51 AM
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    Yes, camber and toe being out of spec will eat up tires. Caster can be way out of spec but will not affect tire wear, it can make the truck feel squirrely though. If you have toe and camber very close to 0 and a low caster number but you think it drives fine, I'd say go with it. It's not going to hurt anything or cause any damage.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2013 at 6:19 AM
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  5. Jun 18, 2013 at 8:50 AM
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    looking to replace shocks and add spacer lift...I do not off road at all just like the height of a lift
    OK cool...that does help for sure...I will be sure to keep those toe and camber #s at 0 and then monitor the drive based on the caster and see if I feel uncomfortable with it...hopefully they will just get the caster into the correct spec even if it is on the low end...that would at least give me some confidence going forward.

    thanks for everyone's help on this.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    looking to replace shocks and add spacer lift...I do not off road at all just like the height of a lift
    3rd attempt seems more successful...I guess...sacrificed some camber for some caster...lmk what you guys think...I talke to dewsk guy for about 15 minutes they definitely gave more effort to get it into spec than the previous store...it all seems in spec for now...I will ride it for a week or two and tke it in again if I need to adjust it but for now I think I am ok...any other thoughts are appreciated...

    Tacoma 3rd alignment after lift.jpg
     
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  7. Jun 18, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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    I recently installed 5100's @1.75 and took my truck in for an alignment. After reading this thread I went and found my alignment specs and was not happy with what I saw. Took my truck back to Les Schwab and asked for 0/0/2.5 and they got pretty close, the tech informed me the camber adjustment was maxed out. Thanks for all the great info, also this is my first post.
     

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  8. Jun 18, 2013 at 7:17 PM
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    Good info guys! I need to get an alignment done tomorrow. Will be using this info
     
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