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Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by 04LTtacoma, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:12 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    So I have noticed that my front tires tilt inward. I am not sure if this is an alignment problem or my upper ball joints might be busted... I have had several alignments done on the vehicle, but I can't eliminate the tires from tilting inward like these pictures. Could it be a upper ball joints? I noticed when i was replacing lower ball joints and a front drive axle the underside of the upper ball joint had a small chunk of metal missing. I am not sure which side it was though. I have jumped the truck several times before. Here is the pics.
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  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:34 PM
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  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    Are the UCA's stock?
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Oswego is right. Inspect everything closely and if you dont turn anything up then pull it apart for a better inspection.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Yeah, I might have bent my UCA's and no the UCA's are not stock... This isn't good! Haha
     
  6. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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  7. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    On an LT front end???? Youve been drinking again....right?
     
  8. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    :rofl:
     
  9. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    No need for a "Bump" until you do what these guyz said

     
  10. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Spindles are the first place to look after you get alignment specs. Looks like you might have just hit it out of camber. How long has it been like this?
     
  11. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    For a month or so. Alignment only helps with toe not camber. That is it I will get another alignment done and see what happens.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    I dont see how you could have bent the UCA's. THe Spindles, but not the UCA's.
     
  13. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    :rofl:Hahaha

    I can't do anything at the moment. It is fricken 10pm here. lol
     
  14. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    actually its 935pm lol
     
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    okay... Spindles are hard to find at junk yards. Brand new is going to cost me an arm and leg. This sucks! lol Those TC gussets didn't do anything for the truck.
     
  16. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    LOL! Yeah, I see Oli beat me too...I was answering a PM, so I guess I was late to the party :eek:
     
  17. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    I was rounding up fool:p
     
  18. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:38 PM
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    TC spindle gussets or the uca gussets?
     
  19. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    I have the TC gussets. They were welded on to mu stock spindles.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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