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Firestone can’t align with JBA UCAs

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Rujack, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:23 AM
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    Rujack

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    at Firestone now for an alignment but they say they probably can’t get camber in spec with my JBA high caster arms. Wtf?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:24 AM
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    Find another spot. Not worth the hassle of someone who doesnt know messing with your alignment IMO
     
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    - "probably" -
    They said that before setting the truck up for alignment, or they have issues during the alignment?
     
  4. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    I just went to the shop and gave them the alignment sheet that jba has on their website and said make my numbers look like this. He was annoyed by he did it.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:29 AM
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    Cuz its firestone.

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  6. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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    Why did you even go too that trashy shop.
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2018 at 9:49 AM
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    They showed me the cams and they’re maxed out, and these are the numbers.

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  8. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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    I asked myself the same thing when I walked in.
     
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    Who installed the uca's?
    Go over everything to see if something is installed wrong or loose
     
  10. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    I really hate to ask, you guys did installing properly right? I'm not saying this to offend you, but there was the post around here somewhere someone saying they installed new ucas opposite sides (or upside down.. ) and couldn't figure out the alignment....
     
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  11. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:07 AM
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    I have JBA UCA's and firestone can align mine without issue. In fact, they set it to what I want regarding caster
     
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    What is your suspension set up? High caster uca on stock suspension could be problematic
     
  13. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    I installed them.

    There’s only one bolt on each arm. I don’t see how they could be installed wrong unless they’re on the wrong side. In which case I imagine it would ride so badly I prob couldn’t even steer. And the numbers would be way worse.
     
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  14. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:23 AM
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    passenger side arm

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  15. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:24 AM
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    Driver side

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  17. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:28 AM
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    Yeah, you're right, possibly way worse...
    Hope you resolve it soon. I'd try another shop (I know, $$) and contact JBA. Good luck,




    After reading and hearing great things about them, I'm considering getting JBAs instead of SPC for my truck. So I'm interested in your resolution
     
  18. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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    Thanks. Will update along the way.

    I didn’t pay Firestone.
     
  19. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    yeah firestone sucks. wouldn't max out my caster with the JBA UCA (for some reason couldn't get past 2 degrees of caster) and even made the alignment worse. to make things worse the grease monkeys flattened my alignment tabs.

    went to a shop that specializes in alignment and they dialed it in less than an hour. a month later i got TC gussets welded on because firestone ruined mine
     
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  20. Apr 6, 2018 at 10:36 AM
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    You should be able to get into spec. I'd like to see the alignment cams to see if they are rotated correctly. Specifically the front cams
     

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