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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ROADHOG, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Mar 14, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    ROADHOG

    ROADHOG [OP] Well-Known Member

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    an alignment after installing 5100's up front set at 1.75?A friend who is a mechanic says "why would you have to" but from what i've read here on the forum thats what everyone does after installing the shocks.My 5100's are enroute as I type.Thanx.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    DeathBound

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    Alignment is cheaper than a pair of tires.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    Brunes

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    Yes you do. You might be close to the same alignment- but it will not be perfect.

    I vote to do it for piece of mind anyways....
     
  4. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:01 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes. You need an alignment.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    ibtc4x4!!!
     
  6. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    yes, because your usually changing the ride height by changing the control arms postion and angle.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Don't ever let your mechanic friend work on your truck.

    Yes, you need an alignment. You've changed the steering and suspension geometry.
     
  8. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    ROADHOG

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    Thanx guys.Got an appt at Toyota for the TSB leafs next weekend.Looked at my bumpstops and you definitly can see they have been hitting.After the TSB i'll install the 5100's and get the alignment.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    Hmmm.......anyone please chime in on this.If so i'll install the 5100's and have Toyota do the alignment.Will save me some coin anyway.
     
  10. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    I lifted my front end a few days before my TSB appointment hoping I would get a free alignment. The refused to do it (the alignment) for free because I had altered it. They still did the leaves.

    That was just my dealer. Yours may go ahead and do it for you. Worst case scenario, you're back where you started having to pay for an alignment.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    So funny how different dealers treat you.One says yeh the other neh.You'd think they would all have the same policy but I guess not.
     
  12. Mar 14, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    I did to mine and I set them at 1.75.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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  14. Mar 15, 2010 at 9:52 AM
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    I did mine 4 times....
     
  15. Mar 15, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    at 1.75" you will have approximately 1-1.5 degrees of negative camber...not good for tires or handling characteristics.
     
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