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Dealership Alignment Advise Needed-

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Jay_bruce, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Jay_bruce

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    5100's up front @ 1.75, LT285 75R Nittos on 16" MB Predator rims.
    Need some advise...I have the 5100's up front set at 1.75" with stock TRD 265 70r 16's. Ordered some 285's Nittos on MB Predator rims. My new shoes are scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

    When my Toyota dealership installed my TSB rear leaf, their alignment machine was broke, so they owe me an alignment. (BTW- yes, at a different shop, I had an alignment done after the 5100 install)

    Here my question: Should I have the dealership align my truck with the stock 265's or should I install the 285's and then have the alignment? I really hate to go into the dealership with bigger tires, especially since I bought the extended warranty which does not cover after market parts that cause problems. Already, I have the billy's and they may comment about those.

    What are your thoughts? I'm kinda torn on this issue-

    Jay
     
  2. Oct 21, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i dont think that different sized tires will affect the alignment...people are willing to correct me if i'm wrong. people i knew that ran 18's would throw stock 15-16's on to get an alignment done if the alignment machine the people had wouldnt do oversized rims
     
  3. Oct 21, 2008 at 10:45 PM
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    AUDITECH

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    Go get it done tire size doesnt affect alligment
     
  4. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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    Doesn't current tire wear affect aligment tho?? If you get new tires put on the ride height and the way the suspension sits will change...no??
     
  5. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    if i understand what you are saying new tires old tires
    the alignment is the same
     
  6. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:32 AM
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    Jay_bruce

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    Yes, I am referring to the tires. I heard rumors that the tire size didn't matter with an alignment, just wanted to be sure.

    Thanks to all!

    Jay
     
  7. Oct 22, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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    David Tarantino

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    tire size does not :D
     
  8. Oct 22, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    BioMed80

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    Size doesn't matter, but tread wear does. If the "old" tires are, in fact, pretty old (IE worn), if could/will affect the alignment. Espescially after you put on the new tires. Just my 2 cents.
     
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