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Wheel alignment issues

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by mahmer09, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    mahmer09

    mahmer09 [OP] SR5 4x4

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    My truck has 6112s up front set at 1.9. After the suspension, wheels and tires were put on, I took it to a different suspension shop to do the alignment. I immediately noticed that it pulled to the right, but not nearly as bad as after the initial install. I took it back and they did another alignment. It drove much better, I’d never say dead eye straight but I was ok with it. But about 1000 miles later, it is pulling to the right again.

    I need another alignment. I’m having a hard time deciding where to take it. Find a different off road type shop? A local tire store? Is this a common problem with lifted trucks?

    As a side note, I was wondering if I needed aftermarket UCAs? But at only 1.9 and the seeming headache of maintaining a uniball UCA, I was hoping to avoid that. Thoughts?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:28 AM
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    Danman34

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    I have 6112s @1.9. Your story sounds similar to mine. First alignment done day of install. 2 months later, truck pulling to the right. Brought to a legit chassis shop that had it realigned and truck drove perfect. 3 months later it felt weird again. Brought it in and camber was negative again and messing with the caster. This is pure indication of suspension settling still. Truck has been perfect since the last alignment and that was back in June of last year.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:30 AM
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    mahmer09

    mahmer09 [OP] SR5 4x4

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    Thanks for the reply. When you say legit chassis shop, what type of shop should I be looking for? Thanks
     
  4. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:33 AM
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    Danman34

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    I went to my local 4wd shop. They sent me to a chassis and suspension shop that does all their alignment work. These guys were old school and didn’t rely on the “green” to know what a good alignment was. Basically any commercial tire shop is going to have mediocre trained techs doing alignments. Need to bring it to a real mechanic shop, preferably a specialty like the one I found. I knew I was in the right place when one of the mechanics was driving a lifted tundra haha.
     
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