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Two weird "issues"

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TNTundra08, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Mar 24, 2015 at 10:03 AM
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    TNTundra08

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    Okay so I bought new wheels and tires and with the more aggressive stance it made me realize my rear end "offset" is different. The passenger side sticks out a good inch over the driver side. Yet nothing under the truck is out of alignment. The rear diff is centered, the driveshaft is straight, the wheels are definitely the same offset, I have no vibrations or noises or anything yet the two wheels aren't the same distance sticking out of the fender. Anybody heard of that before?

    Also, I went to use my AC one day and the light was blinking at me and I did some research and figured out a few minor things it could be well I went to work on it and BARELY turned a connection to the AC compressor, gave up bc i couldnt hardly reach it and it wasnt an immediate worry. So yesterday just for shiggles turned the AC on and it worked fine. Once again, anyone have any insight?
     
  2. Mar 24, 2015 at 1:38 PM
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    I would measure from the body to some point on the frame (on both sides) to make sure it is the wheels and not the body that is offset.
     
  3. Mar 24, 2015 at 1:59 PM
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    Sounds like a loose wire on the A/C. You may have pushed it back into place while you were messing with it.
     
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  4. Mar 24, 2015 at 2:10 PM
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    The rear wheel offset difference is part of the Tundras "character":) I wouldn't let it bug ya, we all have it... A fellow named Coachbuilder1 had a huge post over on tundratalk about it...also the driver side lean... It is basically just the way the truck is "balanced".
     
  5. Mar 24, 2015 at 3:07 PM
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    Well thanks lol I wasnt really "worried" about it since it doesn't cause any issues. I was curious if there was an explanation.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2015 at 3:08 PM
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    i would think if the body wasn't sitting center on the frame then the front wheels would be different as well and they aren't. Like funkintundra said, Ill just chock that one up as "character" since it doesn't cause issues
     
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  7. Mar 24, 2015 at 4:08 PM
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    "Character" works for me :). I just remember knowing of a truck years ago with rear frame damage where the rear of the vehicle got offset relative to the front. It was the funniest thing to drive behind it as it looked like the truck was going somewhat sideways down the road.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2015 at 5:06 PM
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    My '14 is the same. Noticed the different tire stick out as soon as I lifted mine and put on some larger tires with 1.25" spacers. After the tires stuck out past the mudflaps it was immediately apparent. I know the truck was never wrecked or anything, guess it's just yet another one of those minor issues that Toyotas have.
    Similar to the way a lot of our bumpers mount perfectly centered on a truck, yet the ends can have different stick-out width's at the fender flares. Just have to live with the body misalignment quirks I guess.
     
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  9. Mar 25, 2015 at 7:13 PM
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    Not sure if the Tundras have the issue, but lots of talk of Tacomas that have mis-aligned beds from the factory. Check the gaps on both sides of the front of the bed at the cab. A small bit off at the cab can add up to quite a bit 6ft. back. If this is the case, seems the fix is to simply loosen the bed bolts, shift the bed a bit to where it has the correct gap and tighten things back up...should be about 6 bolts. Pretty easy fix if that is the issue.
     
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