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Steering Pull/NEED HELP ASAP!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by crushsouls33, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM
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    crushsouls33

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    So I just joined on here and have had my 1st Yota for about 5 months now and loving it. I recently finished installing my wheels and tires after my lift and I had to put 1.5 inch spacers on them to clear the brakes and when I drove it home I have a sharp pull to the right. I have 16x10's with with 265/70's M/T's from Treadwrites on them. It didnt pull like this before with the lift and factories. Any advice or help....
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    Did you get an alignment after your lift?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    No, I sure didnt. I just got them put on yesterday. I had an alignment done about a month ago but that was with factories so I know now there is a huge difference in size now BUT... When I say pull its like when I let go of the steering wheel Im flying to the curb type pull and thought maybe it might be more than just an alignment...
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Get an alignment.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    I am sure all you need is an alignment.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    ^^ theres your answer!
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:02 AM
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    Well I appreciste it guys. Thanks for the help. Do you guys know off hand if a dealer will do an alignment on that size wheel? Where Im at alot of big name places wont touch a vehicle with those size wheels or even the tires if you didnt buy thru them. Crazy new policies...
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    I wouldn't go to a dealer.. I would go to a reputable tire shop in your area. I doubt anyone would have trouble aligning your truck with 265 70s. Many people on here have that size.
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Ok, thanks again.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Just curious, why did you need an alignment on a 4 month old truck? Maybe you have something else going on...

    I am at 7 years and 55k miles and have yet to need an alignment.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM
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    I go to the dealer. Local shop, 2 front tires = $100. Dealer, all 4 = $100. Peace of mind
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    For price, so much depends on region, quality of the shops equipment ect.. That is why I mentioned a reputable tire shop who specialize in it. We have 3 Toyota Dealerships near where I live, 2 are terrible, 1 is good, I wouldn't let the good one do an alignment for me.
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Cause I lifted the front end with new springs and shocks.
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    i hardly drive my truck when i installed the lift.....all you need is a alignment
     
  15. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    So you have already had it aligned since the lift? If so I dont know why you would suddenly be in desperate need of another just due to spacers and new wheels and tires... I may be missing something though...:notsure:
     
  16. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    I dont either.. Like it was great then I go get the wheels and tires mounted and BOOM.. I'm pulling to the right really hard.
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    Any chance something is rubbing? I wouldn't think that would mess your alignment up either.
     
  18. Apr 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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    IF your tires look like this from the front \ \ you'll pull if they look like this \ | or | \ you'll pull, to the right (think I have that right).

    Also caster can play a part in pulling.

    Get an alignment.

    off set tires and wheels can change less known alignment angles and while I wouldn't think that's causing your pull, might be worth it to get another alignment. A lot of places will warranty theirs if its been like less than a month, just go back and say it pulls bad.


    Next slipping belts in tires can cause a pull that mimics a vehicle being out of alignment. Rotate your front tires to the rear and see if it makes a difference.


    If all this fails, have an alignment shop check for a rear thrust angle. It won't so much cause a pull exactly but kinda. It will make you crab so to speak.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2012 at 12:24 PM
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    Ok, Thanks Ill have to take it by a shop and check it out. Ive looked at it and the tires or wheels aren't rubbing on anything and have plenty of clearence but the angles of the wheels and tires look off.
     
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    Dealer I go to is just about brand new. They even use iPads as a part of getting the readings from the equipment. ;)
     
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