1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Trying to get the alignment set back right

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Cuz, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:03 AM
    #1
    Cuz

    Cuz [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10534
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    White Trd Sport
    3" leveling kit, 285 BFG Km's
    Hey guys I have a 2008 Trd Sport with a 3" leveling kit, with 285 bfg km's. As you guys probably know the tires now hit on the UCA's. If I put them on offset rims will it allow me to have the truck properly aligned back to the factory set spec's or close? Any comments on correct rim offset or a way to fix the problem appreciated.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM
    #2
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    Upgrade your uca's
     
  3. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:07 AM
    #3
    Cuz

    Cuz [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10534
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    White Trd Sport
    3" leveling kit, 285 BFG Km's
    Hey thanks but will that sop the tires from hitting them?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:14 AM
    #4
    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Member:
    #9763
    Messages:
    3,355
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    Unfortunately, just replacing the UCAs won't stop the rubbing from the tires. It WILL, however, correct your alignment issues.

    I am running 285s on stock rims with a 3" lift and Total Chaos UCAs and I'm going to order some SpiderTrax spacers this week to stop the UCA rubbing.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2008 at 7:23 AM
    #5
    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Member:
    #1146
    Messages:
    8,136
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve-0
    So*Cal
    Vehicle:
    06 PreRunner Dbl Cab
    What Mods!
    I just double checked your tire size yeah jason is right thats the thing about running bigger size tires gotta upgrade more to make them work
     
  6. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:22 AM
    #6
    Cuz

    Cuz [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10534
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    White Trd Sport
    3" leveling kit, 285 BFG Km's
    Hey thanks for the help guys. Just one more question is it better on the truck to go with the offset rims or with the spacers like you are going with jason? It sounds Like our trucks are set up pretty much the same being that I am still running the stock rims and like that look.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:30 AM
    #7
    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Member:
    #9763
    Messages:
    3,355
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    I think at the end of the day, an aftermarket rim with a lesser (or greater -whatever) offset is probably better. However, if I wanted aftermarket rims, I would have had to go up to 17"s and I didn't want to. That's why I'm doing spacers.

    Silverback07 has been running the same spacers for a long time and hasn't had any problems. ...or so he says....... :)
     
  8. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:39 AM
    #8
    TacoNut

    TacoNut IgnoringChrisWatchingEdLi veVicariouslyThroughMJP2

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2008
    Member:
    #5597
    Messages:
    5,243
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    Denver, Co
    Vehicle:
    16 TRD OR DCSB Quicksand
    I'd say go with new UCA's and a different wheel.... spacer is not in my vocab :D
     
  9. Nov 6, 2008 at 9:59 AM
    #9
    dabighi

    dabighi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Member:
    #2978
    Messages:
    170
    i agree with taconut... no spacers... make the change to aftermarket wheels with atleast 4.5" of backspacing. just be aware that with most aftermarket wheels you will probably have to move up to a 17" rim. as with procomp for example. most aftermarket wheels do not have the caliper pocket which prevents us from running most 16".
     
  10. Nov 6, 2008 at 10:52 AM
    #10
    Cuz

    Cuz [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Member:
    #10534
    Messages:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    South Carolina
    Vehicle:
    White Trd Sport
    3" leveling kit, 285 BFG Km's
    Guys the info you have given me is eactly what I need thanks to all. And Oxymaroon I think the stance of your truck is what I am trying to achive. So I am deffinetly going with the offset rims instead of the spacer. What UCA's do yall recomend ? 16's or 17's dont mater to me, mine came stock with 17's I think any way.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2008 at 10:58 AM
    #11
    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco Can you pass the bailout please?

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Member:
    #9763
    Messages:
    3,355
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jason
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    Black 09 4x4 TRD Off Road Doublecab
    3" ToyTec coilover lift on Bilstein 5100s, Total Chaos UCAs, ToyTec diff drop, Scangauge II, 4D MagLite mounted on the drivers seat, Painted engine cover, Painted calipers (red), Painted skid plate (red) Valentine 1 radar detector hard wired, Damplifier Pro on the floor, back wall and doors, Luxury Liner Pro on the floor and doors, Kenwood DNX8120, 2 Pioneer TS-SW1041D 10" shallow mount subs, 2 Pioneer PRS-D4200F 1200W amps, Mr Marv sub enclosure, Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors, Alpine 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors, A.R.E. LSII fiberglass tonneau cover, All Pro bumper, All Pro sliders, Wet Okole seat covers, Sockmonkey Mountain badges, PIAA 510 SMR Driving Lights, Warn M8000 Winch, Bud Built skids
    I got the Total Chaos UCAs. I think most here will recommend them, but they are bit on the $$$ side. Depending on what you want to do with your truck (beat it offroad, just look awesome) you might be able to go with cheaper ones. But I'll let someone else that knows a little more about them to chime in here...
     
  12. Nov 6, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    #12
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    I recomend the TC UCA's. Very good design, and I have heard of NO problems with them from anyone I know that has them. :)
     
  13. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:19 PM
    #13
    sonjay

    sonjay Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2008
    Member:
    #9834
    Messages:
    699
    Gender:
    Male
    what about the all-pro UCA? I havn't heard many people talking about them?
     
  14. Nov 6, 2008 at 6:21 PM
    #14
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The only people that I know of that have ran the All Pro's hated them. One guy even took my old stock UCA's to replace his All Pro's.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2009 at 9:08 AM
    #15
    Snyperx

    Snyperx Seniore Marcos

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Member:
    #11838
    Messages:
    672
    Gender:
    Male
    Interesting, that is the case since the specs. on the All-Pro UCA is pretty much identical to the TC UCAs. Did All-Pro recently change their UCA design?
     
  16. Feb 15, 2009 at 9:59 AM
    #16
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    The "specs" are similar, but All Pro uses a different Uniball than TC does. All Pro's Uni' is more prone to makeing noise.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    #17
    Snyperx

    Snyperx Seniore Marcos

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2008
    Member:
    #11838
    Messages:
    672
    Gender:
    Male
    Well crap. I should probably get UCAs, but $650 for the TC UCAs is a little hard to digest. Why are the uni-balls more prone to noise on the All-Pro UCAs?
     
  18. Feb 15, 2009 at 11:16 AM
    #18
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

    Joined:
    May 8, 2008
    Member:
    #6497
    Messages:
    106,156
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    FlimFlubberJAM
    Tenoe, AZ
    Vehicle:
    2013 Rubicon Unlimited,
    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    the Uniball on the All Pro UCA's is a harder steel. Many people think that "Harder is better". Its not always the case.
     
To Top