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New lift, UCAs, and alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cfcarpenter, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Mar 14, 2019 at 7:47 PM
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    cfcarpenter

    cfcarpenter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    138AE6BE-017E-45A8-9AAF-D182421FCF07.jpg A6B3F54A-B36C-4C26-90C0-9F2C7EA4AAD0.jpg 7AD5D7C4-24AB-41FF-B5E8-55ECEF4E2CB8.jpg Just picked the truck up from the alignment shop. $80 alignment turned to $130 because it was “hard to align”. I noticed my skid plate is missing when I got home. I will be sure to call them in the morning. All and all I’m happy with the new setup. 5100’s all 4 corners, fronts set on the 2nd notch up and ome 887 coils. Spc UCAs. Rear is just a add-a-leaf. I need to add a few psi to my bags to get it to sit where I want it. Handles great! I’m extremely impressed with how well it sticks to the pavement in the corners and handles bumps. Only thing I’m not to impressed with is the front tires stick in further than the rear. I plan to pull the 1.25 spacers off the wife’s runner to see how it makes it sit. Anyone have this problem after lifting? I’m thinking a 3/4 spacer will be perfect. Here are some terrible pics with out the front centercaps.
     
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  2. Mar 14, 2019 at 8:59 PM
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    Looks great! :thumbsup:

    Almost identical lift to mine except I have the HS Lift Coils instead of the 887's
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:02 PM
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    Looks nice! For $130 they would've had to set my camber to 0 though!
     
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  4. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:07 PM
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    5100's should be run on the bottom notch with OME (or any lift) coils.
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:09 PM
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    Dang, I missed that! I couldn't stand how 887s rode on the lowest notch, I cant imagine how they ride with even more preload.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:12 PM
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    Seems like your two castor number should be closer to each other than that. I think your initial castor number were better than the final numbers. And and @RCOTaco mentioned, your camber should be at zero, especially for $130.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2019 at 9:17 PM
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    What is your ride height with 5100’s and 887’s on the second notch? I plan on running the same but I was just going to have them on the first notch
     
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    Up as high as the 887 gets you, especially on the second notch, I can imagine you'll be replacing CVs for busted boots every few years based on how much you drive. Drive 9k miles a year, I've rebooted mine twice in 4 years. Just took off the 887s for 885s about 3 months ago.
     
  9. Mar 14, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    I run 7-8k (in the high end) a year mainly for hunting season. I guess every adjustment they made to the uca, no mater how slight threw the hole thing off? Not sure.. I’ll run it for now and see how it goes.. let me put a tape on it tomorrow when I pull it in the shop to check over a few things to see how it measures out. I initially set it to the lowest setting I measured out the same as the puck spacer I had but it rubbed bad when moving and turning. Maybe softer so more body roll? So I jumped up to the 2nd of 4 notches and I’m a hair under 1/2 taller than before. I anticipate it settling some over time. It does ride 100x better than before, all the shocks were original w/136k...
     
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    Swiggity swangin' biggity bangin'
    Good looking truck!

    The only situation that I know of where the front sticks out further from the truck than the rear is when taller spindles are installed on a 2wd truck. It's nothing dangerous or harmful though. Most people use a 0.75" - 1.25" (same measurement range you suggested) wheel spacer from Bora or Spidertrax to even the rear tires with the front. When it comes to wheel spacers, don't skimp out on quality.

    I'm with the other posters; for $130 I'd make damn sure the alignment was to my specifications, because it is no more difficult aligning your truck than there any other vehicle.
     
  11. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    This.

    Lower them ASAP.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:15 AM
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    Thanks, half the problem is it’s a shop my buddies dad runs and I don’t even want to go down that road... I’ll keep an eye on it and if it starts pulling or what not I’ll take it elsewhere. I hear ya on spacers. I’m hoping the spidertrax’s off the wife’s runner gets me where I want to be. Only thing I can think of is they used the uppers to adjust most of it and the bottom cam bolts are in a position to pull the tire in? Maybe I’m crazy haha
     
  13. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:16 AM
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    Rubs terrible. And all it did was put me 3/8 taller.... Other than the fact of cv angle why would it be a problem?
     
  14. Mar 15, 2019 at 6:19 AM
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    5100's aren't designed to run OME coils. Yes you CAN do it, but it's recommended that you always run OME coils on 5100's at 0. ALWAYS.
     
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    Gotcha. At this point I’m going to run with it and see what happens I guess. I don’t fully understand why that is.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2019 at 8:29 AM
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    I’ve got the light racing/spc upper arms and they have been excellent, I haven’t had any issues and my truck drives great. I’m a 2wd running 5100s on the top perch with trd sport coils. I got a little over 3 inches. I don’t know the measurements off the top of my head, but I will post them later.
     
  17. Mar 22, 2019 at 6:35 PM
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    Finally took my front measurements. 23.5 from center of hub to bottom of fender flare. 5100, Top perch with trd sport coils.
     

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