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Just had alignment and now I have questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AdoptaTaco, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    AdoptaTaco

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    Ok so I just had my new wheels and tires installed.. Not sure if it matters but i'm now running the FJ TRD SE wheels and 285/75/16 BFG AT's.. I told the tire installers that I needed 2.4/0/0 just as discussed many times on this board.. Well it seems they got close, but is it close enough?

    Lift is 5100's front rear set at 2.5, TSB and TSB toytec aal and LR UCA's .
    I looks amazing and drives great, so i guess i'm just paranoid..:confused:

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    wow pic is small numbers are

    left right

    Toe -.01 -.01
    Camber 0.2 0.0
    Caster 1.9 2.0
     
  2. May 12, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    can see the numbers on the pic? (too small)
     
  3. May 12, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    Caster is low. 2.4 is the bottom end of the caster range and you aren't even there...

    Everything else looks pretty close.
     
  4. May 12, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    AeroCooper

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    If the caster is off by too much, it won't wear tires or anything because caster is basically the forward or backward tilt of the wheel as measured at the mounting points (think of a shopping cart front wheel). But you could notice a squirrelly feeling.
    I used to do alignments, and these don't look too bad, if it feels ok to you.
    The camber and toe look very good, well within range.
     
  5. May 12, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    So do you think that i should bring it back for a 2nd shot :(? I told them I needed 2.4.. I noticed they did adjust my
    LR UCA's.
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    What was your initial caster setting on the LR uca?
    Someone correct me, but isn't it necessary to disassemble the balljoints and cam plate if you want to adjust caster and camber. But, by only loosening, camber alone is affected?
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 5:56 AM
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    AdoptaTaco

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    I had the LR UCA's set to 0 when i installed them, the tire guys actually moved the cam plates 90degrees
     
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