1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

I know I should get an alignment, but ..

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by SCFirefighter, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:23 PM
    #1
    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Member:
    #35670
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephan
    Cary, NC
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 DC TRD Sport 4x4 5'
    K&N Air Intake, MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust, ScanGauge II, Map, dome and license plate LED's, Custom Fire/Rescue decals, Weathertech deflectors, Removed mud flaps, Rear spring TSB, Spidertrax spacers, Tinted windows (5%/27%), Black Tacoma badges, 5100 Billstein x4, ToyTec Coilovers, ToyTec TSB AAL, Devil horns, Hose clamp tailgate mod, OEM bed mat, HomeLink module, Hardwire GPS, Weathertech digital fit floor lines, Front Diff drop, Rear Diff breather mod, 4xInnovation welded sliders.
    So I finished my Toytec ultimate install last week, and had the mandatory alignment done. Toytec gave me specs to have my truck aligned to, and it took them forever but they got it done.

    A couple of days go by and I wondered if I should have upped the front coils maybe a little more. I asked if I needed a realignment .. and folks on here agreed I should.

    A week has gone by now and I think the front shocks may have settled a bit? It looks a little lower than it was when I drove it home that day.

    Question:
    Lifting the front shocks to where I believe my height was should be fine right, since my truck was aligned to those specs. How bad would it REALLY be if I bumped it up by another inch?
     
  2. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:25 PM
    #2
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    i dont think it would be that bad............probably wouldnt be able to tell a huge difference, but i wouldnt wait 2 or 3 weeks to have it checked again.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:31 PM
    #3
    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Member:
    #35670
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephan
    Cary, NC
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 DC TRD Sport 4x4 5'
    K&N Air Intake, MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust, ScanGauge II, Map, dome and license plate LED's, Custom Fire/Rescue decals, Weathertech deflectors, Removed mud flaps, Rear spring TSB, Spidertrax spacers, Tinted windows (5%/27%), Black Tacoma badges, 5100 Billstein x4, ToyTec Coilovers, ToyTec TSB AAL, Devil horns, Hose clamp tailgate mod, OEM bed mat, HomeLink module, Hardwire GPS, Weathertech digital fit floor lines, Front Diff drop, Rear Diff breather mod, 4xInnovation welded sliders.
    I hate to pony op another $50 for the alignment .. ugh. May just have to do it I guess.
     
  4. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:40 PM
    #4
    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Thor

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Member:
    #1475
    Messages:
    26,352
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Will
    York,South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    '13 Silverado ext cab
    it sucks...but its better to man, so your tires dont start wearing funny.
     
  5. Jul 12, 2010 at 5:52 PM
    #5
    S.B.

    S.B. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Member:
    #18838
    Messages:
    3,556
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sean
    SD, CA Now in Colorado Springs, CO
    Vehicle:
    08 Taco 4x4 TRD OffRoad Rugged Trail
    SAW 2.0s, Wheeler's 3-leaf AAL, On Board Air, 255/85/16 Cooper Discover S/T, CBI Sliders, Built right UCAs, 6" Harbor Freight Lights (converted to HIDs), KC Slim Lights.
    I drove prob close to a housand mile after my 2" lift. The tires showed horrible wear but I don't really care because I'm getting new tires very soon.
     
  6. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:29 PM
    #6
    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Member:
    #35670
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephan
    Cary, NC
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 DC TRD Sport 4x4 5'
    K&N Air Intake, MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust, ScanGauge II, Map, dome and license plate LED's, Custom Fire/Rescue decals, Weathertech deflectors, Removed mud flaps, Rear spring TSB, Spidertrax spacers, Tinted windows (5%/27%), Black Tacoma badges, 5100 Billstein x4, ToyTec Coilovers, ToyTec TSB AAL, Devil horns, Hose clamp tailgate mod, OEM bed mat, HomeLink module, Hardwire GPS, Weathertech digital fit floor lines, Front Diff drop, Rear Diff breather mod, 4xInnovation welded sliders.
    Thanks guys. I guess I'll have it done maybe next week or so. The front is 2" lower than my rear right now. I want to get it as close to even as possible.
    Can someone in the know tell me which way I should turn the spanner wrenches to raise the suspension? (I forgot)
     
  7. Jul 12, 2010 at 6:45 PM
    #7
    cummins6speed

    cummins6speed Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Member:
    #12426
    Messages:
    1,851
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '05 4Runner Limited Edition
    Custom extended travel 2.5" King RR coilovers, 1.25" Camburg uniball uppers, homebuilt tube bumper
    There are some shops that will check your alignment for free. So if you bump it up a bit you could check it to see if it is close enough or needs to be done again
     
  8. Jul 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM
    #8
    Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    I want to see pics man! I was in on that group buy! I turned the wrench clock wise to lower so the opposite to raise. Lowering may be easier than raising though. Just use the little wrench on the lower holes and hold it against something else so it doesn't spin. What measurements are you at? I put a 1.5" aal in the rear and my front was .5"-1" higher. I left 2" of thread on the shocks which should be 2.5" total......so I thought? So I lowered them and I'm at 38.5" up front and 39" out back with 285 km2s.

    Mike
     
  9. Jul 13, 2010 at 5:58 AM
    #9
    SCFirefighter

    SCFirefighter [OP] on idiot patrol ;)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Member:
    #35670
    Messages:
    1,608
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephan
    Cary, NC
    Vehicle:
    Silver 2010 DC TRD Sport 4x4 5'
    K&N Air Intake, MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust, ScanGauge II, Map, dome and license plate LED's, Custom Fire/Rescue decals, Weathertech deflectors, Removed mud flaps, Rear spring TSB, Spidertrax spacers, Tinted windows (5%/27%), Black Tacoma badges, 5100 Billstein x4, ToyTec Coilovers, ToyTec TSB AAL, Devil horns, Hose clamp tailgate mod, OEM bed mat, HomeLink module, Hardwire GPS, Weathertech digital fit floor lines, Front Diff drop, Rear Diff breather mod, 4xInnovation welded sliders.
    As soon as I get it where I want it, there will be pics :)
     
  10. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:23 AM
    #10
    Sublime

    Sublime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Member:
    #25918
    Messages:
    3,711
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Phoenix, AZ
    Vehicle:
    08 TRD 4x4
    Icon/All Pro.....chopped for 35's
    Cool, Good luck!
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 5:18 PM
    #11
    FLtaco

    FLtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Member:
    #40249
    Messages:
    649
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Cocoa beach, fl
    Vehicle:
    05 prerunner dc
    Painted stock wheels, bfg km2s, 5100s front and rear, tc spindles, add a leaf, 3" block, debaged, flowmaster exhaust, 2nd air filter removed, wheel spacers and k&n air filter
    I'm rocking some 16" rims on my taco with my 3" lift now and have read online that 6" lifts require 17"+ rims. Is this true? Or is it with just some lifts not all? Also can my 3" lift stay on and combine with the 6" for a total of 9" lift? It's a tuff country 3" spacers in front and the 2.5 add a leafs in back.
     
To Top