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Offroading + alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by FixedTRD, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    FixedTRD

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    I was wondering for those that take your truck offloading do you get your alignment done every time after the trip?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    no. only when your alignment gets out of whack.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    My alignment is off after I went wheeling over the weekend. I can feel the truck pulling to the right now. Time for another alignment.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    firestone lifetime alignment is your friend
     
  6. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    Yup that's what I have. I have used it twice and today I went to one by my work and they told me they don't work on any vehicle with alter suspension. I told them that I got my alignment done at the other one with no problem hes was like "well maybe the others one will do it but not here".
     
  7. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    That was code for "We don't know what the f*ck we are doing". Consider it a good thing.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    HAHAHA
     
  9. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    exactly correct. i have the lifetime. one guy told me that and said that he'd fix the toe, but couldn't do anything else. after one hour my toe was ok, but my steering wheel was about 30 degrees off when going straight. i now know the top alignment guy at a different firestone. twice now, he's gotten my alignment right where i want it.....in under a half hour.
    if they tell you the can't work on it, don't try to force them into doing it, because it won't end as well as you want. just find another firestone. or come in another day when there may be a better tech

    edit: to answer your question, i only align it if i know i knocked somethough out.
     
  10. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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    wat?
    I've done like 6-7 in 2 1/2 years on this one. Definitely saves some money.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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  12. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    There is no lifetime alignment places around my area that I've found. :(
     
  13. Dec 14, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    Yea there's a Firestone place about 30 mins away from me but I just don't understand the whole lifetime alignment thing. To much fine print in there....
     
  14. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    colinb17 If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving

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    there actually isn't any fine print with the firestone one. the manager told me i could come in once a week if i wanted. though it's not recomented obviously since you'll wear parts out doing that.

    the only rules they have regard transfering it to another vehicle. it's free within the first year, and there's a small fee after that. I made sure to read everything before i signed :)
     
  15. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    I eye balled my alignment in the drive way lol

    Drives strait no pulling or drifting :D
     
  16. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:13 AM
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    Don't you have to buy the tires from them though? I thought I heard that somewhere
     
  17. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    X2. Me and my Captain re-aligned mine with a measuring tape. Couldnt do the camber or course though.:eek:
     
  18. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    nope, i have nottos i got a deal on from tire kingdom
     
  19. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    Yea I've heard that to..... :confused:
     
  20. Dec 14, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    Maybe it depends on the store???
     
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