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Where to get an alignment

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nad, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:46 AM
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    nad

    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    Where would be the best place for me to get an alignment, I live in canada and am looking for the cheapest/best place available. Any suggestions would be great, so just let me know where you got yours done and how much it cost you. Thanks
     
  2. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    A whole lot,But not satify
    Not unless you wanna drive all the way down south? :D
     
  3. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    don't go to Sears or Firestone lol you get what you pay for. Don't believe me? search these forums
     
  4. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    I did search a bit were you the one that went to firestone and they said it wasnt possible?
     
  5. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    not me, I went to sears because thats where I got my tires.
    4 alignments and wheel balances later and it finally drives smooth.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Disagree- I spent 150 for my life time alignment at Firestone and they have done a great job (including helping me adjust the REAR AXLE alignment). It's a shop by shop/tech by tech thing.

    If you live somewhere with several choices- I'd recommend taking them the specs you'd like to see and having them do it...then seeing what the print out says.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    how do I know what specs I want? I just want it aligned lol. I just had my 5100's installed and my camber i think its called is off
     
  8. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    0.0* toe
    0.0* camber
    2.4*-3.1* caster

    iirc has seemed to work fairly well for folks. You should be able to ask any alignment place what the factory specs are and they should be able to tell you and then it should show up on the print out as well.
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    nad [OP] mmmm tacos!

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    thank you sir, positive rep coming your way
     
  10. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    Sears did my alignment and it's perfect. The guy there that did my alignment drives a Tacoma with a 6 inch lift, guess he knew what he was doing which may not be the case with every Sears automotive center.
     
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    My pleasure- Just passing along what I have been taught by others!!
     
  12. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    to bad your not in jersey :)could have done it at my shop
     
  13. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.

    cough...cough.....2.4* caster...cough.....
     
  14. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    I was just searching for that....I couldn't remember....Thanks buddy!!
     
  15. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    :) anything from 2.1* to 2.9* is good.
     
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    Fixed it for you...
     
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    lmao!
     
  18. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:56 AM
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    Get a three year aligment program from Tire Kingdom. Should be about $130 bucks.

    If you run into a retarded Tire kingdom, just go to another, they can't limit the amounts of alignments you get. Plus a single alignment is like $70 bucks.

    Edit: firestone has $150 for lifetime?!
     
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    150-160 I think- I paid a bit less cause I know the Service Manager...but yup. As long as you own the car...You can get it aligned. They recommend every 6K...I've taken my truck in twice in the past month...
     
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    I've heard nothing but horror stories and even seen a few from Sears.
     
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