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New lift few questions..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by toyo freak, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jul 1, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Got my truck lifted finally. Truck rides great but still have some minor trimming to do. I have a question- I got an alignment and it rides fine but on one side (driver) the tire rubs the wheel well more than the passenger side. Could this be caused by an improper alignment? Thanks
    Lift specs: 5100s set at 2.5, spidertrax wheel spacers and 285 definity Dakota m/t
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  2. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    I am gonna try and get it re-aligned tom.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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    bump for any answers about the alignment,,,
     
  4. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Did you stay with stock UCA's ?
     
  5. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    TheGrinch

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    I dont know exactly, but I remember my lifted runner had the same thing, and I thought it could be from more weight on the left side possibly... Just have a feeling it isn't the alignment but don't know what it could be.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    tanktodd

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    Limo tint in back w/ 20% on doors. Removed all badges. Stereo headunit, all new door speakers, 2 amps, and 10' sub...so far Black bullbar MotoMetals and 285/70/17 Duratracs. 3" OME springs in front and aal in back with tsb springs Black UWS tool box 5100's all around Plasti-dipped evo front end Fog light anytime mod OEM steps (for sale) HID fogs 55w 3000k HID heads 35 w 6000k "Cool white" dome & map lights
    Doubt seriously if it's alignment related. Just gonna have to do some trimming especially with only 2.5" of lift.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    toyo freak

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    Yea stock uca, they said they got it to spec but wouldn't print out an alignment sheet for me. I am going to a different shop tomorrow. I am wondering if the alignment was off would that be the reason one side rubs worse than other side. The rubbing is on the front plastic tip of the fender, but only on one side
     
  8. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    If your caster adjustment is maxed out , which it probably is , that may be part of your issue .
     
  9. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    Bay city got mine aligned properly with stock uca's and three+ inches of lift. Goes straight as a string but still had to trim.
     
  10. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    Thanks oz i think that could be one of the reasons why only one side does it. Damn pep boys hopefully I will get it done right at another shop. I have already hacked off some of the plastic
     
  11. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    I don't think the OP is disputing that he has to trim , he's wondering why it is rubbing one side and not the other the way it is now
     
  12. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Yea that's where I am going tomorrow. Pep boys said it was in spec but it still wanders to the right
     
  13. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    Similar thing happened to me. First shop said I got 3* of caster with 2.5" lift and stock UCAs. I got it checked by another shop and barely had 1*.

    The side that isn't rubbing could be set up with less caster (which moves the wheel back in the fender). Probably still need to trim with those 286s though.
     
  14. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    Yes I have already trimmed alot I am just wondering why one side rubs more than the other. I would think if it was aligned properly it should rub on both sides the same, am I correct?
     
  15. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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    Looks awesome!
     
  16. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    I'm running stock UCA's and no issues here.. I get some wandering on the High way but it's controllable because i stay at 65 or 70 to reduce killing my MPGs.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    To account for road crown, some shops will set up the alignment with cross camber or cross caster. This might account for the difference. Don't know for sure, just thinking out loud.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Does anyone have any pics of what you had to trim and how to make it look as clean as possible
     
  19. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Refusing to print you out an alignment sheet seems a bit strange
     
  20. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    Thanks looks alot higher in person
     
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