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POOR MAN LIFT KIT GOING WRONT "PLEASE HELP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Taco de Carnista, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    Taco de Carnista

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    Hi everybody I finally decide to lift my truck. here is the list of the parts:
    1- toytec 3" kit with the 5100 and the sprint for the front with the 1/2" top plate , 5100 and the add a leaf for the back,differential drop kit and cooper s/t 255 85 16. the problems that I have now is my alignment, the shop said the my camber and caster are max out so the truck is not within the range here is the aligment number

    camber (L) 1.7 (R) 0.9
    caster (L) 1.4 (R) 0.2
    toe (L) 0.03 (R) 0.00
    cross camber 0.8
    cross caster 1.2
    total toe 0.03

    My question is can i fix this with new UCA or
    I remove the top plate also the front 5100 are set to the lower setting the shop said that I can drive like this but Im not sure if if ok PLEASE HELP ME I YOU CAN
    THANK ANY WAY
    (sorry english is not my first language)

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  2. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    wannatoy570

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    I just put the same lift except i put the 885 spring in front on my truck a few weeks ago, I had no problem getting mine aligned so maybe go to a different shop and talk to them about it?
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    silver taco

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    New uca's and or remove the top plate spacer. Either will work. To the best of my knowledge you can run the truck out as is, out if alignment but you will kill your tires prematurely.
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    Taco de Carnista

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    Did you think new uca will give me more camber and caster ?
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    hey did you have the top plate space?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    Andrew H

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    See build thread.
    anytime you lift above 2.5" you will need new UCAs.
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Taco de Carnista

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    according to the shop the toe is what kill your tire but I don't know if they just blowing smoke out my ass
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Yes i do
     
  9. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Look into light racing uca's. that should take care of your alignment problems.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    Yeah, i have the 5100s and 885 ome springs and it gave me 3in and m alignment was right on.
     
  11. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Get UCA's OP
     
  12. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    Yes, new UCA will make it possible to align.

    But your current numbers look terrible even for what you have.

    UCA puts more adjustment possibilities in the hands of the capable technician. But the beginner just gets more confused.

    bottom line: with or without UCAs you need a smarter alignment shop.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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  14. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    i would take it to a different alligment shop, see what they say. if they cant get it in allignment then get light racing ucas
     
  15. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    anybody know a good shop in Michigan detroit area?
     
  16. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Hell until about a week ago I was running 8 inches with stock control arms lol I don't recommend that at all I now have light racing control arm. And yesterday I found that I ripped my inner cv boot so you gotta pay 2 play
     
  17. Sep 29, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    OK Now the million dollar question which UCA manufacture would you recommended ?
     
  18. Sep 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    As stated previously in this thread....light race upper arms. There not to pricey and you don't really have to maintain them. I got them and all is good
     
  19. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    I have 3 inch revtek spacer lift, and no problems with alignment.
     
  20. Sep 29, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    hey just curious, how those 255 tires? any reason for getting them so narrow? Look good btw
     
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