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Question on camber/caster

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by IrishTaco, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Dec 9, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    IrishTaco

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    Window Tint, K&N Air filter...ideas?
    As a newbie to having a 3" (5100's) lift and still needing an alignment i was reading around and someone said to get it with your caster as high as possible and your camber as low as they can get it. Is this right? will factory specs not work on a taco with a lift? will most shops do this?
     
  2. Dec 9, 2010 at 4:00 PM
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    The alignment shop should be able to get the Camber, and Toe close to 0. The Caster will be low, but they should still try to get it as high as they can with out messing up the other two.
     
  3. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    With 3" of lift you will likely need new UCA's to get the caster right.
     
  4. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    well its really 2.5 with the aal and 5100's. heard you dont need uca's for that.
     
  5. Dec 9, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    With 2.5" some need new uca's, some don't.
     
  6. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    per chris4x4
    You should have 0* Toe and Camber, and about 2.4* Caster.
     
  7. Dec 9, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    That's been bugging me. Why 0 camber on our trucks?

    I thought some negative camber up front was good for cornering (ex: I've always maxxed out my front negative camber on my Subaru).
     
  8. Dec 10, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    It's a trade off....a more aggressive camber setting will help you corner better but wears out the inner edge of the tire quickly.

    I had my camber maxed out my my subaru as well and my tires lasted 18,000 miles before the inner edge was down to the cord. (They were falkens though, terrible tire IMO)
     
  9. Dec 10, 2010 at 8:40 AM
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    That's all? I was hoping there was a more complicated explanation for our trucks... :bored:

    For what it's worth, I've never had tires wear due to camber. Toe, yes, but never camber.
     
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