1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

OME with Dakar alignment, truck going left???

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Imageoguy, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. Imageoguy

    Imageoguy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Member:
    #87053
    Messages:
    123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Antoine
    Gatineau, Qc, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCab Long Bx 4X4 SR5
    I just finished installing OME front shocks with 885 springs, LR UCA's and Dakars in the rear. I brought it in for alignment and changed tires for 265/75/16 duratracks whill I was at it. The steering now has to be a bit to the righ for me to go staight. Before going back to the shop, any insight as to what would have to be done to correct the problem? It didn't do that on my way to get it alligned...

    Here are my present alignment #'s.

    Front Left
    -0.1 Camber
    2.6 Caster
    0.01 Toe

    Front Right
    0.1 Camber
    2.8 Caster
    -0.01 Toe

    Rear Left
    -0.1 Camber
    -0.39 Toe

    Rear Right
    -0.4 Camber
    0.47 Toe

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. 650H1

    650H1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48689
    Messages:
    8,378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    NH
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tundra TRD OR C/M 5.7l 4x4
    that's prob something your going to have to deal with. :notsure: as long as the truck doesn't pull to the right or left it should be fine.
     
  3. blakes09

    blakes09 Toyota Tech..when im not Fishing

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2012
    Member:
    #77164
    Messages:
    822
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Blake
    Deep South
    Vehicle:
    4x4
    is it pulling or the steering wheel is off center?
     
  4. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,668
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Have someone follow you down a straight, flat road and see if you're back end is in line with your front end (make sure your back end isn't trailing to the right). Sometimes that happens when you put on new leaf springs or an AAL. There is a little bit of play where the centering pin goes into the axle, just enough so you can get the rear end off a bit. If that's the case, loosen the u-bolts and shift the axle the correct direction to correct it. Otherwise, your alignment shop messed up.
     
  5. Imageoguy

    Imageoguy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2012
    Member:
    #87053
    Messages:
    123
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Antoine
    Gatineau, Qc, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCab Long Bx 4X4 SR5
    Steering is off center. I seem to have a bit of wondering which could be due to the bad roads here but the steering is definately off center.
     
  6. DriverSound

    DriverSound Señor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Member:
    #15329
    Messages:
    2,234
    Gender:
    Male
    SoCal
    Vehicle:
    TRD Gen2 DCLB-S 4x4
    2011 TRD CAI 1.0, URD maf Calibrator, AFE Pro Dry-S, Spintech Muffler, Magnaflow resonator, 5100's, Toytech 1/4" spacer, Dakar 1.5" AAL, TSB Springs, SPC UCA's, OME 885X, Yellow Wire Mod, VSC/ABS switch mod, Fog Light Mod~~~ Also in the HH. 2006 FJ 4x4 2009 Tacoma AC-OR 2010 4Runner 4x4 SR5
    I would say it's the shops fault as it would take a more than bad roads to do that.
     
  7. 650H1

    650H1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Member:
    #48689
    Messages:
    8,378
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    NH
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tundra TRD OR C/M 5.7l 4x4
    Sometimes you can't get the steering wheel perfectly straight, that's a chance you take :notsure:
     
  8. Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Member:
    #39131
    Messages:
    28,668
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Massachusetts
    Vehicle:
    '13 Ford F-150 SCREW
    F-150 Mod
    Only if you let a gorilla align your truck... There's no excuse to not get the steering straight. If might wander a little bit because of tire selection but it should track straight overall.
     
  9. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    21,009
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Steering wheel should be able to be straight
     
  10. Rocknroll

    Rocknroll Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2011
    Member:
    #65804
    Messages:
    75
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Devin
    Ventura County, CA
    Vehicle:
    TRD Sport DCLB 4x4
    My understanding is if your caster is set too close or is even, you will get some wondering.

    I put this exact suspension setup on my truck and then took it down to the local tire place and had them set the caster at 2.5 left and 3.0 right. No problems at all so far.
     
To Top