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shop cant align after LR uca's

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MxRacer190, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    MxRacer190

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    So im at the alignment shop now. They can't get the right side caster im spec. It's further back towards the fender than the driver side. What can I tell them to help out?
     
  2. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    macgyver

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    Do you have the sheet that came with them? It's pretty detailed as to how it should be aligned.
     
  3. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    Ya I gave it to them. I don't think they know what they're doing... Lol
     
  4. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    Did you mount the ball joint in the same position on both sides?
     
  5. Jul 19, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    UCA upside down????
     
  6. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    That too ^^^^
     
  7. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    I took mine to the stealership to have it aligned and I got my 15k pre-paid maintenance done at the same time... They didn't charge me for the 4 wheel alignment at all. I only had to pay the $32 and change to top off the fluids...
     
  8. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Shouldn't be an issue if they just start with them both at the neutral position
     
  9. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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    Dumb question , but no chance they are on the wrong side or one is upside down ?
     
  10. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Haha. Upside down ucas was the problem.




    j/klol. The finally got it into specs, and yes the ucas were set at the 0 (neutral setting) I pulled into my driveway, and now my passenger side tire scrubs like hell. . . I guess I'm going to have to trim some more fender. . . They even said they moved the wheels forward away from the cab.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    So they were just retards ?
     
  12. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:44 AM
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    This is my concern with getting new UCAs. It seems several people have trouble with rubbing after they get them and get alignment back to the proper numbers. New UCAs + Alignment = rubbing it seems.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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    Yeah, at first, then I told them to actually look at the paper I handed them. . . Amazing things happen when you read directions I guess :p They had the caster adjustment washer out of its notch. . . shit was all turned sideways lol. . .


    Yeah. I'll take it though. The outsides of my tires were wearing like hell. I'd rather trim some plastic than spend a grand on new tires.
     
  14. Jul 19, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    Good point!
     
  15. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    what were your alignment specs before without the UCA's?
     
  16. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Will I got DSM UCAs when I ordered my OME lift. I did all the work myself and the aligment sbhop told me my truck was the best out of any truck they've ever seen come in with a lift. Only thing off was my toe. Caster and camber were same as before the lift
     
  17. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Can't remember exactly, but everything was in spec besides the camber. That is why the outsides of my tires were wearing. Here is my alignment now with LR UCA's

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  18. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    wat?
    if you get the caster to 2.5-3*, you'd have less rubbing.
     
  19. Jul 19, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Thanks. I'll probably go back up there tomorrow, and see if they can do this.
     
  20. Aug 6, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    I just got mine aligned and it took 3.5 hours. It kept pulling to the right but they finally got it. Mine rubs too. Its annoying
     
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