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Tundra alignment

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Skytundra, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Sep 3, 2017 at 12:10 PM
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    Skytundra

    Skytundra [OP] New Member

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    Greetings all! I'm a new member with a wonderful 2007 crew cab 4x4 Tundra. Only a 100k on it and I love this thing....... Well except one thing!

    I bought it 2nd hand at 70k miles and within 30k I am about to replace the tires(stock) a SECOND TIME. I don't have issues with the steering pulling left or right but it wears the tires on the outside front of both tires!? I have had it aligned twice by Loyds Tires. Each time I am told nothing is bent or broken but the front end is 'way out'. All other vehicles I have owned while living at the same place since2004 have NEVER needed alignment.

    DOES ANYBODY HAVE AN IDEA WHAT IS WRONG OR HOW I SHOULD PROCEED? I REALLY LOVE THIS THING AND WOULD HATE TO GET RID OF IT - I WANT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM BEFORW I GO BROKE BUYING TIRES! Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. Sep 3, 2017 at 1:39 PM
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    JMB

    JMB Not new, just a little old.

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    My experience is that the "green" Toyota specs are too broad. I shot for this (lifted from another site):

    Camber: +.1 degree camber on both sides.
    Caster: As much as possible without sacrificing +.1 degree camber or causing a cross caster pull.
    Toe: +.12 degrees per side for a total toe of +.24 degrees. (some guys have had to drop toe to +.04 to +.5 per side/+.08 to +.10 total toe)

    Even then, I still had outside tire wear. Got camber to 0.0/-.10 and no more tire wear. Hope this helps.
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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    Skytundra

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    Thank you, John! I will go armed to a suspension shop with those specs. I also have a feeling of I go to a real shop I might get someone a little more skilled at checking ball jointsand alignment components for wear/damage. Take care of yourself, mate!
     
  4. Sep 4, 2017 at 6:14 PM
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    JMB

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    No problem. I'm fortunate, my son in law is a mechanic, so I get a little extra attention. All of the certs, and teaches auto mechanics too. Good luck.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2019 at 12:07 PM
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    MRobo

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    Skytundra- Any luck with the alignment issues. I have a 2007 Tundra that is going through tires much like you described. i need to replace the front tires that have gone bald on the outside in only a few months.
    Thanks,
    Mat
     
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  6. Apr 1, 2019 at 1:07 PM
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    Jrharvey02

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    He hasn’t been on this site since his problems back in 2017...
     

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