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Post-AAL question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by VooDoo, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Jul 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Hey guys quick question here,

    I just installed my toytec 2" AAL yesterday (with axle shims)

    I'm getting eibachs for Christmas (5 months away)

    Is it necessary to get the truck aligned right now (lifting the rear throws of the front caster) or could I wait until I install the Eibachs during Christmas?

    My biggest concern is premature tire wear.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:08 PM
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    Lifting just the rear isn't going to change alignment but since you've done the fronts (with lift adjustment) you should get an alignment as soon as practical, depending how many miles you drive, but def. before Christmas, I'd say within the next 2 weeks if possible...;)
     
  3. Jul 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Thanks for the input man :)

    Sorry for the confusion, though. I had my 5100's installed and aligned last year.
     
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    Ahhh, no worries then dude, you're alright til Christmas then I'd say....;)
     
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    anyone else care to chime in?
     
  6. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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  7. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    ok so just making sure i got this right, so you installed the 5100s, got it alligned, then you just installed a 2 inch AAL. your wondering if you need to allign it before christmas or can you wait till you put eibachs on after christmas to allign it?

    ^^ if this is right i say your fine to wait
     
  8. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Are you riding Baracuda style til Christmas or do you have the 5100's set at 1.75 or 2.5? :confused:

    I agree with 97yota, you'll be fine til Christmas. Caster does not wear tires, camber and toe wear down tires. Caster causes the truck to wander at speed. If it feels alright to you on the highway, I'd say you're good to go til Christmas.
     
  9. Jul 18, 2011 at 8:59 AM
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    You are good go since the rear is a solid axle, it won't change the alignment. all it does it move the whole axle up or down. Alignment is crucial for the front because lifting the IFS pivots the wheels.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    Correct! thanks :)

    Super Baracuda, i call it the orb (opposite of bro) haha and Bilsteins at 1.75.

    Good info, Keith, thanks :)
     
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  12. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:09 AM
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    Would caster change, why shouldn't it? Caster relative to the wheel & body should not change but caster relative to the road should. For example, if you continue to raise the rear you change the geometry of the body in relation to the ground front/back. The caster relative to the ground in theory should change. Kind of like lifting a wheel barrel and steering it.
    Toyota's specifies caster with the geometry of the vehicle taken into account. If you look over toyota's alignment procedure, they measure the rear body height. Or, am I missing something obvious.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    It is my understanding that caster is only really important on your wheels that do the steering.

    http://www.ozebiz.com.au/racetech/theory/align.html
     
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