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OC LR UCA alignment help

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Designated Hitter, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM
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    Designated Hitter

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    I just lifted my truck and put the LR UCA's on it. I went to the firestone by my house and did the lifetime alignment deal. I asked them if they would be able to align it before I handed them the keys and they said no problem.

    Anyway, I've taken it back 3 times now because it is still pulling to the right. The last time he got it all aligned but it set the tires too far back in position and rubbed the fender while backing out with the slightest turn. So I trimmed the fender, and then printed out this write up to take in with me today:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/su...earance-driving-report-light-racing-ucas.html

    I just got a call from them and they said they've tried a number of different adjustments and it continues to pull to the right. The guy told me it must be the tires.

    He said something about the tires being stacked 8-10 high at the warehouse and it having an effect on the tires themselves. He said this problem should work itself out over time. Basically, the more I drive the more aligned it will become.

    • Does this sound right? I'm not a mechanic and really don't know.
    • Also, does anyone in OC have an alignment guy that is familiar with LR UCA's and Tacoma's?
    Any feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Well, I got mine aligned and all the numbers were within spec. Sometimes mine pulls a little bit. Are the wheels balanced? Also your tires are super heavy with those methods.
     
  3. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    What's up Hiatt? Guy at 4wheelparts did balance them.

    Did you see the pics I posted of the truck after we finished? I tried to wait around for you after we finished up. Thanks for your help man.
     
  4. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    GotLift37

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    if its the tires. try swapping the back and front. might change it a little just trial and error till you find out your problem
     
  5. Mar 31, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Post the alignment print out. Also, how do you have your UCAs set up.


    Check your tire pressure, maybe with multiple gauges. Make em all even. I'd doubt the tires but could be a slipped belt. I agree with rotate front to back. If it goes away, then chances are good you have a defective tire.


    Roads are crowned so the water drains off the road. It's usually slight but will make the truck pull. It used to be common to add a little more, ever so slight, caster on the passenger side (since we drive on the right side of the road) so that it would counter the crown. We often drive in left lanes etc... so now-a-days it's more common to just set both sides exact, then just deal with the slight pulling on certain roads. They ought to be within like .5* of each other.
     
  6. Mar 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Might also check your brakes to make sure they're not dragging.


    This is especially doubtful but if all else fails, have them check the rear for a thrust angle. If it's skewed you'll be crabbing down the road.
     
  7. Mar 31, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Nah i didnt get a chance to. Everybody said your truck looked transformed!:)
     
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