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Installed tc uca today

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ozmon420, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Jul 1, 2009 at 5:04 PM
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    ozmon420

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    IT RIDES SO MUCH BETTER NO MORE WANDERING WHEN DRIVING. WANTED TO KNOW IF I NEED TO GET ALIGNMENT NOW THAT I PUT THOSE UCA'S ON?[​IMG]
     
  2. Jul 1, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    i guess i'll be getting the alignment done tommorow
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:21 AM
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    Wait, the wandering on the freeways is due to the LCA's? Oh man, I need to buy me a set then. But just curious. If i get them, and get the alignment, wouldnt it still have the stock positive camber?
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    Wandering is useually caused by loss of Caster when lifted. You can add caster with UCA's that have more Caster built into them, i.e., Total Chaos. This gets your Caster back in check, and reduces the wandering.
     
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    what he said... :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    what if its wandering and its stock suspension? no lift. 2009 prerunner longbed. Just to clarify, when driving at highway speeds, the truck likes to go to the left or right of the lane on its own. It doesnt always go to one direction. By the way, is the truck supposed to have positive camber from the factory?
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    Have it aligned. The Camber can be off either a little bit - or a little bit +, but it should be as close to 0* as possible.
     
  9. Jul 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    So I put the TC UCAs on the truck and now I've got a wicked tire squeal on higher speed/harder turns on concrete.

    I'm thinking an alignment and a tire pressure check- Is there anything else I should look at??
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    just got my truck aligned today and its riding better but i might have to get the tires rebalaned cause im still getting a little shake on highway
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:19 PM
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    Maybe its your tires sliding?
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    I think you are taking turns too slow. Just go a bit faster and see if it corrects itself
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    That's why I'm curious about the alignment-I say "high speed" but it's not like I'm taking corners at NASCAR speeds. No faster than I ever have before.

    Will the lift geometry just make it so I have to corner slower?? Or maybe the alignment is off in such a way that makes the tires scrub but still hold true straight tracking??
     
  14. Jul 2, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Sounds like a bad alignment.
     
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    I had my alignment done 4 times since I owned the truck (14 months)
    all at the same shop that I got my tires , sears unfortunately. The 1st time was without any lift, just got new tires.2nd with only Icons in front and the rest with Deavers in the rear. Each time I went it drove like a different truck, sometimes the wandering and sometimes it pulled to the right. This last time I really hovered around the guy and I believe they finally got it right. Good thing I got the alignment "warranty" :)
    The specs that were listed on this site are good for your alignment. Learn them, live them. Don't let ol wrenchy McGee make your truck drive like a pig.
     
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