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Alignment on 2012 tundra at home

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by matt@texas, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. Nov 20, 2015 at 5:02 PM
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    matt@texas

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    Hey how many adjustments are there on front end of 2012 tundra. Put on lift and it's crazy out of line. Any help?
     
  2. Nov 20, 2015 at 6:50 PM
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    flynbyu2

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    Impossible to do without an alignment rack though...
     
  3. Nov 20, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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    mdavis

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    Yep, last thing you need to do is mess with that stuff without an alignment rack. Go pay the money and have it done right.
     
  4. Nov 20, 2015 at 8:28 PM
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    Just have a reputable shop do it the right way.
     
  5. Nov 20, 2015 at 9:37 PM
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    csuviper

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    Agree with others. Alignment by professional is needed after you do a lift. You are pushing the control arms down and changing angles.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2015 at 6:14 AM
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    RowdyRon

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    Personally, I would never attempt this myself. I majored in accounting and not engineering. If you have the skills, patience, and understanding, more power to you. Cheers! :cheers:
     
  8. Nov 21, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    matluth

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    After watching Jace, @LOTSOFTOYS perform my alignment, there is no way in hell I'd attempt it my self. Can't beat computer/laser combo alignment IMO. Back in the day things were much different. The new alignment test systems make it much better for the techs to get a near perfect alignment.
     
  9. Nov 21, 2015 at 10:25 AM
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    When is the last time the machine was calibrated? When is the last time it was checked for level? I've taken my truck to two alignment shops in the same day, only driving from one to the next and had two very different numbers. Technology is only as good as its upkeep and the tech doing the work. Jace is awesome at what he does on an alignment machine, but his breed are few and far between. Finding another Jace in whatever city you live in is like finding a needle in a haystack. I gave up on that and just started doing it myself. I've also bought longacre toe plates with tapes that go to 1/32 of an inch since I wrote the article, which greatly reduce the time and accuracy on toe resets. In addition, the definition of "perfect" range from person to person. Jace has actually listened to some of my recommendations on those looking for better off-road manners. I'm not trying to convince anyone who wants to pay for an alignment to continue to do so. But by the same token, those who pay for an alignment shouldn't be ditracting those who have the capacity and capability to do it on their own. It's equivalent to saying you should pay a "professional" to lift your truck instead of doing it yourself. Each to their own. My tires wear perfectly and I get the handling manners I want, not what someone tells me I want.
     
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  10. Nov 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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    Jason has alot of good points. Our machines are calibrated and leveled once every 2 months or so. Along with that, all machines have different software/Lazer angles, light distribution... so many contributing factors.

    As for the OP, Jason has a kick ass wrote up on tw on how to perform an at home alignment. Many many people have had success using it. If you are motivated and understand fully alignment angles and how to adjust them, I'd say give it a shot. Would save u alot of money if u can master it...


    If that doesn't sound like your thing, bring it in somewhere that understands lifted trucks. Jason has helped me learn more than the standard duck. There's alot more to a alignment than "spec" or "green". Then you throw the offroad handling aspect into it, now about 10 percent if that alignment techs knows what works and what doesnt.
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2015 at 11:54 AM
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    matluth

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    We could do a "Go Fund Me" for Jace so we can fly him to different Toyota dealers to align members trucks. Seriously, for those members who happen to live close to each other, why not chip in on all the necessary home alignment tools and get together and do your own alignments and post how it went for those who want to do their own alignment. Especially if we can't fly Jace in to your home town. :cookiemonster:
     
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  12. Nov 21, 2015 at 2:52 PM
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    Bahahaha an on call alignment tech. That's funny
     
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