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Tires bending inward?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Casey05Taco, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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    Casey05Taco

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    So I was walking up to my truck after class yesterday and I saw something I've never noticed before. It looks like my tires are bending inward just on the front axle. Is this from my lift? Do you think I need an alignment? Or is this happening to others and I shouldn't worry? I have a picture on my phone but don't know how to post pics from just my phone.
     
  2. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    Yes thats from your lift. If you havent had it aligned since installing the lift then yes you need an alignment. Ive had mine aligned and it still looks that way though.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    I would start with an alignment
     
  4. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    The thing with the alignment is I got my white walls flipped about 2 months ago and when I let go of the wheel I still go straight without drifting.
     
  5. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:55 AM
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    It's your lift...when I had my 5100s with stock UCA my tires where like that, then got Total Chaos UCAs got it aligned and presto :thumbsup:
     
  6. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    So Jerez, first you make my do my gauges, and now your making my buy new shocks and uca's. damn you
     
  7. Oct 26, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    Just because it isn't pulling to one side or the other doesn't mean you don't need an alignment. Generally, the pulling will be caused by disparate camber specs; however, in this case, it sounds as though your caster is off.

    If you don't have aftermarket UCA's, it sounds like you need them. Then go get it aligned and you should be fine.

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  8. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Wait hold on there buddy, I have done no such thing :laughing:
     
  9. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Besides total chaos, which I've heard are pricey, what other good uca's are out there? I won't be doing a lot of offroading seeing as I have a prerunner. And yes I do go offroad even with a 2wd lol
     
  10. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    Light Racing UCA's are decent and should be cheaper than Total Chaos. :thumbsup:

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  11. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    you could go cheap and install camber spacers on the lower wheel studs ;) hahahhaa.

    seriously, get an alignment. sounds like a camber issue.
     
  12. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    Mine still look like that even after the alignment. My camber is at +0.8 on both sides. I'm on 5100's @ 2.5 and stock UCA's. 20k miles so far and no premature tire wear bc of the positive camber. Technically +0.8 is within spec. The Toyota dealer did my alignment.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM
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    If I'm going to be doing the uca's I might as well get the 5100's?
     
  15. Oct 26, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    Bump for more opinions.
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Most tire shopped have certain specs that Toyota goes by to align tires..got mine done an still look like that...most important thing is to watch the way the tires ware
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    Mine is stock and it has always looked like that.
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    Can you take some head-on shots of your truck so we can see what you are seeing?

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  19. Oct 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Yea I can take some pictures in the morning.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM
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    Ok was able to snap a few pictures of this. Hopefully you can see what I'm talking about. I know in person it stands out way more than it seems. [​IMG]
     
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