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Question- New lift kit installed

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by LawrenceB, May 10, 2018.

  1. May 10, 2018 at 10:58 AM
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    LawrenceB

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    I have a 2017 OR double cab and just installed 5100’s in the front with OME 887. The mechanic set the perch in the middle setting. I told him initially to set at the bottom since I was hearing problems when it wasn’t.

    Should I be concerned at this point? The alignment seems okay right now. TIA
     
  2. May 10, 2018 at 11:08 AM
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    You are good- I set mine to #3 and all is fine with alignment and no bearing noises. Only some people get the bearing issue and require the ECGS Bushing upgrade.
     
  3. May 10, 2018 at 11:09 AM
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    There's no "problem" setting them in the middle, I'd be more irritated that you asked your mechanic to set it up one way, and he set it up a different way.
     
  4. May 10, 2018 at 11:19 AM
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    Ok thanks guys! I was going back and forth on whether I should get UCA’s to off set the issue.
     
  5. May 10, 2018 at 11:24 AM
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    How would I know if was a bearing issue?
    Do you have 887’s and speak from experience? Do you get excessive rubbing on your tires?
     
  6. May 10, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    You didnt mention the tire issue. Sounds like a problem if you have that too.
     
  7. May 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM
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    The rubbing is only when I take sharp turns. I have 285/75/16.
     
  8. May 10, 2018 at 1:44 PM
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    Ah, ok - well there are certain conditions where the bearing issue will come up- search for ECGS bushing here to see that. It happens after a lift, but not to everyone. I have 265/75/16’s without rubbing, 5100’s on and stock coils. My total lift up front with my 3rd click shock setting was about 1.5” - are your shocks and 887’s much higher? I would think that lowering the shock settings may exasperate your tire rubbing, especially when off-roading and going downhill on a sharp corner. My 1st Gen had 285’s and was bad for that.
     
  9. May 10, 2018 at 1:58 PM
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    No I think it’s about that height. I just looked and I’m not actually rubbing on the frame but against the upper control arm when I make tight turn.
     
  10. May 10, 2018 at 2:01 PM
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    Mine hit the cab mount, but it was a totally different model. It must look good with those tires, probably some other options here to keep them.
     

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