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Help with alignment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by wingshootin, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Apr 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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    I just had a Procomp 6" suspension put on my 06 Taco. I just got back from the shop for an alignment and they couldnt align it properly. Said that I needed extended tie rods. The factory ones do not have enough thread on them to propery align the "foot". Is this true or do they not know what they are doing? Or can you point me in the right direction for some extended tie rods or other alternatives. Thanks
     
  2. Apr 4, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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  3. Apr 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    These are my current measurements for the front from the print out sheet that the shop gave me:

    The left and right cambers are good to go along with the casters on both sides. The toe is where everything is out of whack:

    Toe left: -2.42 degrees
    Toe right: -2.45 degrees

    Totoal toe: -4.87 degrees

    This is after trying all adjustments that could be made. The repair guy said I needed long tie rods. I NEED SUGGESTIONS on what else to do. If I need extended tie rods where can I get them? HELP!!!!
     
  4. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:02 PM
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    so no one has any ideas?
     
  5. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:05 PM
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    i would have gone with a 3" lift
     
  6. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    Thanks for the reply but that is not the info I was looking for.
     
  7. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    There should be no problem getting it into spec. I think the alignment guy is stupid.
     
  8. Apr 4, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Chris I am thinking the same thing.
     
  9. Apr 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    I don't know alot about those 6 inch lifts- but I would think they would give you the parts if they were required....So I'm guessing that they are NOT and your alignment guy is a sucka.
     
  10. Apr 5, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    You and Chris would be correct. Took it to a different shop this morning and they had it aligned perfectly in 30 minutes.
     
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