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Drivers Side Camber Maxed out after 2" Lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tooshort, Jan 4, 2020.

  1. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:01 PM
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    anthony250f

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    however it’s very easy to fix.

    try removing those diff drop spacers first
     
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  2. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:05 PM
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    Not sure how you missed the hundreds of “just lifted my truck and now it’s” problem threads.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    yeah, guess I missed them, Ill try taking off the diff spacers first, glad I didnt through out the Old Bolts haha. Kept everything so that if I needed too I could go stock. Its weird cuz i have friends who have lifts on Tacomas and have never heard of this problem.
     
  4. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:29 PM
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    I wouldn't monkey around with any of these dipshit auto shops for alignment, and instead ask for recommended shops / Toyota dealers over in the Regional Discussion forum for your particular area. Then get your vibration / needle bearing issue resolved. Then enjoy your lift.
     
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  5. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:32 PM
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    yeah, I just found the TSB (T-SB-0026-15) and am gonna take it to the dealer for replacement, hopefully that will fix it, if not ill replace it myself with the ECGS, I dont have trouble getting to that part of the vehicle but id rather have Toyota try and do it first, and if it is still a problem ill replace it.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2020 at 2:56 PM
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    C'mon, no need to sugar coat things here. You know that... Lol
    Dude, why take a chance of messing up the calibration on the torque wrench... A 3/4" breaker bar should be more than sufficient in accomplishing you're objective.:thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jan 4, 2020 at 3:45 PM
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    That would be preferable to Toyota since Toyota would want to use the OEM needle bearing rather than an ECGS replacement part.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2020 at 3:54 PM
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    So i have been reading about it and I may be covered under the TSB, if they cover me and replace it, ill try that. If it works than cool, if not ill take it back to them again and have them replace it, I have read a couple times that people just take the ECGS bushing to toyota and they put it in for them. The new needle is a different part and it seems to have 50/50 success so im gonna give it a shot since it could be covered
     
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  9. Jan 4, 2020 at 8:27 PM
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    Best of luck. I hope they cover it for you.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2020 at 8:52 PM
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    What a freakin' problem. Stay away from Firestone and stick to places that have stellar alignment reviews.

    It's really hard to find good help and an honest mechanic these days so I empathize with you. The best thing I can say is to get really good with turning a wrench and acquire as much knowledge as possible.

    Alignments are difficult enough as it is with a machine sometimes, if you get good enough with years of practice and skill, you can make minor adjustments to the toe to get your (crooked right out of the shop) steering wheel dead center. That's about as far as any experienced tech should take it though, as anything more is asking for potential issues. Time for you to network a little on this site in the regional forums.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2020 at 5:10 AM
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    Firestone was the ones who helped me haha, the other guys were terrible. I'm pretty good with wrecking but didn't feel like doing an alignment myself as it was initially only going to cost 60 bucks
     
  12. Jan 5, 2020 at 6:57 AM
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    Taking out the diff drop spacers today to see if that helps

    Also got an email back from ECGS, they will install the bushing for 160 with labor, additional 20 for seal +taxes if I take it to them
     
  13. Jan 5, 2020 at 7:14 AM
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    You remove the cv shaft, not the driveshaft.
     
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  14. Jan 5, 2020 at 8:05 AM
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    I noticed this too and it made me very worried but once I realized it was the cv shaft I felt better about it
     
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  15. Jan 5, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    That’s not a bad deal when you consider the cost of the bushing, the seal and the gear oil. If you do it yourself, you have to buy, rent or borrow the tools, and spend your time doing it.

    Make an appointment with them, drop it off, walk somewhere and have a nice relaxing lunch, and then go pick it up.
     
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  16. Jan 5, 2020 at 9:43 AM
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    This is exactly what I was thinking. That may also be what the shop meant by, "the bolts are really tight".

    On a side note: seems hard to believe that an alignment tech would think the camber was not adjustable. Sadly there are some very inexperienced people wrenching on vehicles out there.

    OP....keep us posted
     
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  17. Jan 5, 2020 at 10:29 AM
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    0.2 deg toe isn't that bad actually, especially when it matches your rear toe, so net thrust angle is the same for the front and rear wheels. :laugh:

    BTW the second decimal place on alignment readings is bullshit. Rear toe in the "before" sheet showed 0.19 deg. In the "after" sheet it showed 0.24 deg, even though no changes have been made. That is a combination of machine error, vehicle bushing flex, and wheel runout.
     
  18. Jan 5, 2020 at 4:30 PM
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    so the truck is aligned now, i took the diff spacers out and tried it out, seemed like it was less rumble but still some. put them back it and it was there again but it seems like its manageable. Tomorrow im making an appointment with Toyota, to get the work done. If they can do it under warranty. ill take it. If not, ill make an Appt with ECGS up in raleigh and stay with a friend I have up there. So far the alignment is fine though. The first company (precision) said i can have a refund but i have to bring in my second Alignment sheet so he can get it paid for by the company that provided his aligner. I think he said it was Harris, He also told me multiple times that it is the best aligner available, and the hes the best in Augusta GA. Whatever haha. Anyways, trucks aligned, hopefully i can fix the vibration from my diff.
     
  19. Jan 5, 2020 at 4:46 PM
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    Don’t piss him off till you get your money back. Then point to the “—“ on the sheet and suggest that the guy was apparently home sick on caster school day, oh and if he thinks there’s no camber adjustment on Tacomas, he must have also missed Tacoma day.
     
  20. Jan 5, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Reminds me of the Ron White Sears lugnut video. LOL
     
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