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Steering sloppy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mash25, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    I just recently put a 3" lift on my truck and a set of bigger tires I ran the lift 2 weeks before I got my wheels and tires put on and it drove fine just like before just a little stiffer on bumps....but after gettin my wheels and tires installed my damn truck is all over the road...on the highway and interstate it's not so bad but over bumps and back roads as soon as she hits one shell take off in either direction....I can turn the steering wheel either way better 11 and 1 and the truck doesn't even move...lot of sloppy play...I had the front end aligned the day of the wheels and tires I haven't checked to make sure if everything is tight and ok...maybe I'm just not used to it and need aftermarket Ucas? Or is something wore out now?
     
  2. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    If the alignment tech knew what they were doing, which most of the time they do, then your caster is probably not in spec. Reason for this is the camber needs to be in spec so your tires don't wear. The instability you feel I think is called bump steer. That is most likely due to the caster being out of spec. An after market UCA will correct this, or you can just live with it.
     
  3. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    Another thing to consider I just checked my tires for weights...now these are brand new tires and the right front and back left are the only 2 that have weights on them...idk if that even matters tho...
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    Out of balance wheels will shake your steering wheel going down the road.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Well that's not the case...so I'm guessing I need Ucas?
     
  6. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Totally up to you. I ran my truck with out for a while, then got the LR UCA's. I did feel a difference in steering performance.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2012 at 9:18 PM
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    I just wish my steering was tighter I guess you could say...I had an fj with a 3" lift and it drove fine but I guess the Tacomas are different
     
  8. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    I read something about gettin it realigned and makin them add +2 something to it and it won't wonder?
     
  9. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:33 AM
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    Get UCA's. Also, chalk test your tires to find the proper air pressure.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2012 at 9:34 AM
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    Maybe. Usually you do need either UCAs or spindles to allow the necessary adjustment range after a lift of this magnitude. It basically comes down to needing more caster and a certain amount of toe. If you get both of those on the high side of the normal range it will fix the wandering.

    Post a scan of your alignment sheet and I can give you specifics.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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  12. Jul 3, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    What are the alignment specs to which the truck was adjusted?
     

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