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Driver wheel pushed back?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by luco1029, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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    luco1029

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    Alright, so i wondered why my 245-70-17 tire was rubbing on my taco and i figure out why. My driver side front wheel is 1/4-1/2 of an inch closer to the mud flap then the passenger side? Could that be from where i hit that deer or what? Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    Sounds like your caster is off.
     
  3. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:26 AM
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    How do i check that?
     
  4. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM
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    I did have it aligned about 2 weeks ago.
     
  5. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:32 AM
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    Alright, does the alignment spec sheet have your caster numbers on it?
     
  6. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Ill have to look after school today. What should the caster numbers be?
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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    IIRC stock caster is 1.7, but I'm not positive.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Alright thanks, if you were to figure out any other info, please post or PM me.
     
  9. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    They should have caught that on the alignment. How did you find out it was off? Are you going to keep the tires?
     
  10. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    Was the alignment before or after you hit the deer?
     
  11. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    I found out it was off because it was rubbing and the other front wheel was not. so then i started looking closely and realized it was further back. i got the alignment done 2 days after i hit the deer.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    The alignment was done when you got the wheels installed? If so, I would bring it back and ask them about it.
     
  13. Nov 14, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Im going to look at the alignment sheet and see if they got something wrong and if not im getting it looked at this week by a mechanic about the deer and getting an estimate and im going to get him to check into why the wheel is off.
     
  14. Nov 14, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    Check the mud flap. Did it get tweeked when you hit the deer?
     
  15. Nov 15, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    I already checked the mud flap and its normal.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    Hey Lucas I had to remove my front mudflaps when I got the new wheels on. The guy said that it was barely touching and the flap would wear out in that spot but I just could not stand the noise. It vibrated through the whole truck with new treads and all.

    Did you try removing the flaps? Would that help for now until you get this taken care of?

    What did the alignment specs say on caster?
     
  17. Sep 18, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Did you ever fix the problem? I'm having the same issue with my first gen.
     
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