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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 85yote09taco, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Sep 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    So I just installed my 285/75/16 Duratracs on wheelers OR black rims with 4'' BS. When I got them put on the shop told me that they were unable to do the alignment because of the closing time so today I had no choice but to go to the dealer because they were the only place open and I did'nt want to eat up my new tires because of my bad alignment. So I took it to the dealer and told them that I would like to be idealy at 2.4* positve caster to eliminate the rubbing I was having on my fenders. So they checked my alignment and said that I was already at 3.4* positive caster so I had no choice but to tell them to move it up another degree to get the rubbing to stop is this a bad idea? and how do you guys even get close to 2.4*? I do have UCAs by the way.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Bsly862

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    The plastic lining? Just cut it and get it out of the way
     
  3. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:10 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    yeah im not so concerned about the plastic in the front, I mean its rubbing on the back fender twords the cab
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    x2^^^^^^^^^^^
    the alingment is to make your truck drive straight and not wear your tires
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    yes but my caster needed to be adjusted to compensate for the larger tires, I read on another thread that caster should be 2.4* positive and im 4.2* I did remove my mud flaps hoping that would help with rubbing
     
  6. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    rzimm001

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    You're fine. Race trucks run even more caster. I'm forced to run 5 degrees with my spindles and chaos uca's. The truck doesn't seem to handle any different other than the steering coming back to center quicker.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    ok i just thought i would ask i do not know a whole lot about alignments thanks
     
  8. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    There is a point where too much caster can be harder on the steering rack but your not even close to too much. Mercedez cars run 10*
     
  9. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    you know i do appreciate the help i've been learning a lot about my truck thanks to this site
     
  10. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:26 PM
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    not to mention that im about broke thanks to this site
     
  11. Sep 19, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    Join the club :p
     
  12. Sep 19, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    :thumbsup:

    Haha we all are
     
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