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TC UCA owners or anybody with a "lift," how is your alignment? Mine's being a b****

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by LeadFootCaliKid, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Here is my problem, my alignment sucks.
    1. My caster it too + and my camber is way too +. She wanders on the freeway and you can visually see front he front of the truck that my tires lean out at the top.
    2. Every time I go to allign my truck, I end up bending the tabs that the lower control arm cam-bolts are supposed to rotate within. This only happens on the forward LCA bolt. I've done my alignment myself many times and recently resorted to taking it to a shop but they flattened those tabs worse than I do. I've been told that it's caused by "the lift" but I the TC UCA's are made to help your alignment. So I need some help.

    So here are my questions:
    How is your allignment? Do you have any problems with it? Has anybody else encountered the LCA tab bending issue? How did you solve it? Anybody have any ideas how to easily strengthen those tabs? What do I do?
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    I'll have to dig my old alignment numbers but I remembered I asked the shop to bring the caster up to 3 so that the tire could be more centered. They had no issues with the LCA tabs.
     
  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My alignment is spot on:

    Toe = 0*
    Camber 0*
    Caster 2.8*
     
  5. Feb 25, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Had mine aligned twice with TCs, I don't do the shit myself because of the above mentioned problems. All but one of my measurements are within spec.
     
  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    PreRunner

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    what kind of numbers are you guys looking for? getting lifted monday, the whole shabang with camburg 1.25's. didn't know what numbers to look for.
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    1337Taco

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    My alignment is good as well
     
  8. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Klipp11

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  9. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Bingo :D
     
  10. Feb 25, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid [OP] It's a work in progress.

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    Well thats definitely not news I wanted to hear. I hope nothing is bent.
     
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