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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by hudhawk, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    hudhawk

    hudhawk [OP] #texasforever

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    Ok, so last night i was hangin out at a friends house. He lives on about 4 acres. He told me that he had made a cool little trail that went through the brush behind his house and asked if i wanted to see it. Being the curious person i am, i said yes. Anyway, about halfway through the trail i hit a huge whole, and i came down pretty hard on my passenger side front tire. Now it was dark and this was a trail i had never driven before, and I will be the first to admit that i was driving it a bit too fast. When i left i noticed that the truck was pulling to the left so i figured that i had just knocked it out of alignment. I took it to get aligned after class today and they couldnt get the passengers side camber into spec. The tech told me he maxed out the adjustment and the closest he could get it to was -1.4 degrees of camber, which i verified by looking at the monitor for myself. Anyway, when i got back i did a complete visual inspection of the suspension. the only thing that i noticed that made sense was the lower control arm being slightly bent on the end where it narrows down and copnnects to the balljoint. Im going to post the pics i have so you all can tell me what you think. I know the truck is rusty, i live on the coast, everything rusts no matter what.

    THANK YOU!!!

    The night it happened, before alignment:
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    After alignment:
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    Passenger side (Bad side):

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    This is where i think it is bent:
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    Driver side (Good side):
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  2. Dec 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    hudhawk

    hudhawk [OP] #texasforever

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    I did not mean to double post this. Im very sorry. im not sure how it happened. Mod can delete one of the two.
     
  3. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    TacoTitan11

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  4. Dec 1, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Each picture you took is at a different angle so it's tough for me to see a slight bend.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    Did you compare the upright (spindle)? These have been known to bend, moving the tire into a position similar to what is shown.

    Check the clearance between the tires inner sidewall on each side.

    PK
     
  6. Dec 1, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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    hudhawk

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    I'm going to go ahead and say its not the spindle. I have Camburg spindles, I think I'll probably snap the lower control arm in half before I bend my spindles.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    PMK

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    Didn't realize you had aftermarket spindles from the photos and honestly did not pull up your build list.

    With that info, possibly you did bend the lower arm.

    PK
     
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