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Looking for a good shop near Portland

Discussion in 'Oregon' started by BodyByHops, May 4, 2024.

  1. May 4, 2024 at 8:31 PM
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    BodyByHops

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    Howdy,

    I've got a 21 DCLB Tacoma, it's got a 3in lift and some Icon UCA with 305/70r16s KO2s and lately I've been feeling like my alignment isn't sticking. Been getting a lot of steering wheel vibration and it pulls to the right hard. I've gone to so many places, had a ton of alignments, rotations, and what have you to no avail. I love my truck but man this kind of stuff just makes me not want to drive it as much.

    Does anyone know of a good shop that can give me a good look at what could be the problem and offer some advice on how to fix it?

    Thanks yall

    Attached below is a picture of what I'm seeing. Both sides are kind of kicked it. I ain't super smart but I know that ain't right.

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  2. May 5, 2024 at 8:34 AM
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    hilighter

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    Any alignment shop should be able to put you back within spec- it’s usually not something “wrong” in the sense that it is an adjustment that needs to be done so you are back within specifications.

    From the photo it looks like you have a positive camber issue (hot take), but if you have a pull you are likely needing a caster adjustment, probably both.

    Re: steering wheel vibration- could be a number of things, tire balance if you notice it during certain speeds (at least a place to start - especially with oversized tires).
     
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  3. May 5, 2024 at 8:54 AM
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  4. May 9, 2024 at 5:44 PM
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    BodyByHops

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    I've gone to a few shops in the area, I'm in West Linn. I always seemed to have ended up with positive camber or my wheels looking like that. I've taken it to Wanderlust, no shade at them at all they're great, but it was the same thing. Nothing seems to stick or it always fall out of wack.

    I haven't gone and done anything crazy, just driving to and from work right now. One of my coworkers recommended a place out in Gresham, gonna try to book with them and see what's up.
     
  5. May 25, 2024 at 1:25 PM
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