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Steering Wheel and lift

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billas333, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    billas333

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    Just put a 3inch lift on and when the install was finished the steering wheel was sitting at about 10:30 as opposed to 12 o clock. Anyone else experience that? I got the alignment done and now it is at about 12:30 and there is a little more freedom turning to the right and more resistance going left. Big O did the alignment so I am thinking about taking it back down there. Plus one measurment on the left front and one on the right front wheel were still out of range.
     
  2. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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    getting there....
    just get them to redo your alignment and center the steering wheel....sounds like they got a bit lazy!!
     
  3. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM
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    Yep the guy that put my front billys on had to do that to mine. Like tacoman said they got lazy.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    Does it mean that the alignment is off when the steering wheel is not centered?
     
  5. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:50 PM
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    getting there....
    not exactly. an alignment can be done, and they can skip centering the steering wheel........but them doing it that way doesnt mean the alignment is fully correct either.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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    Just think, at the 10:30 position you'll always be an hour and a half early.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    I ask because from the day I purchased my truck the steering wheel has always seemed a little off.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:57 PM
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    getting there....
    probably what happened....they didnt fully set the steering wheel holder while they were doing the alignment, and it moved a bit!
     
  9. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    It's always a good idea to get a before alignment/measurement and then an after. This way you know what you have going into it. They could align the steering wheel prior to the mod/install and then you'd know whether or not that something is askew.

    I'm sure if you explained you'd be back after the work was done they would work with you on a price or deal that includes both.
     
  10. Dec 30, 2008 at 5:59 PM
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    I think Ill check it out a little closer and maybe take it to the stealer. Thanks
     
  11. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:05 PM
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    Sweet thanks for the advice I am gonna go back in tomorrow. BigO has a 6month 6kmile warranty on their alignments too.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2008 at 6:11 PM
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    It's all in my head at the moment...
    I think that steering wheel holder is almost like the old anti-theft device that hooks to the steering wheel and then to the brake pedal.

    Here.....read up and maybe you can tell the Tech a thing or two.

    http://www.familycar.com/alignment.htm
     
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