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Photos - Who thinks my camber is off??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by avengedkevinfold, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Jan 30, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    avengedkevinfold

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    what kind of machine are they useing? im a tech and that report looks like nothing iv seen before, in my opinion you camber looks alright.. if it drives straight down the road I would not worry about it too much.... tires wearing ok? I also think the offset on your wheels might be making it look more exagerated then it is.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Does not drive straight. Wonders on bumps and drifts left.

    I believe the drift left is because my caster is .5 difference right?

    Also, I've read that to correct wondering that caster should be 2.0+

    sound right?

    I've had the tires for 24 hours now ~ about 50 miles. How many mile until I can judge the tire wear?
     
  4. Jan 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM
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    Also I dont know what kind of machine they are using. Laser. Looked the same as any machine where they put the metal things on the rims.
     
  5. Jan 30, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    recently lifted? and I dont have the aliment specs infront of me but everything you said sounds right.
     
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    if your alighment is really bad tire wear will show up shortly.... but normally you probably wont notice irregular wear till about 10-15k miles
     
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    What is a camber extension kit?
     
  8. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    from my understanding there is something called an eccentric bolt or something which adjusts the camber on the two pieces where the lower control arm connects to the frame. this eccentric is oblonged in shape and depending on the position of this piece it will adjust how far your camber is. The tech said my eccentric is maxed out and bairley in alignment. I mentioned that my car wonders left. He said that is due to the caster being off. However if we fix the caster, it will throw out the camber (which we are already maxed out on).

    The camber extension piece is supposed to be a longer oblonged eccentric which gives more play in the camber to compensate for the newly 2.5 in. lift I put in.
     
  9. Jan 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    you need UCA's
     
  10. Jan 30, 2011 at 7:44 PM
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    how can you be sure? why can't i use these camber extension kits and WTF! why does nobody on this forum know anything about the camber extension kits??????????
     
  11. Jan 30, 2011 at 8:06 PM
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    This ^^^^

    UCA's are the only good way to fix the alignment issues from lifting over 2". I dont know of any "camber kits" that fit the Tacoma. The only ones I know of are for import cars, and work by relocating the upper ball joint to the desired position, or are for GM vehicles, wich use the UCA for adjustments, and they replace the ecentric adjuster with a larger one. You cant do this on the Tacoma, as the eccentric adjusters are "captive", meaning they are flanked by steel tabs holding them in place. In order to use a larger one, the tabs must be ground off, and new ones welded in place.
     
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