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    • sPaulp
      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Great feedback and you’re absolutely correct in that who knows what the truth is at this point. The truck drives great and while the caster #s at 3.6 and 3.4 are good, I wish both were closer to 4.1. But, like you said, I’ve been through hell...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      My rig is new, and just passed only 1k miles. Ok, here is an alignment I had done today by the original Toyota dealer whose tech told me I needed aftermarket UCA’s. So, everything is in the green now which is good. It drives straight and...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      So sorry for the bad pics…ugh, I feel your frustration. Hope this UCA angle help?
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      sPaulp reacted to re_guderian's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      Phew, glad I'm not the first one again to have to burst your bubble about the crappy shops in your area. The good news is, your caster is better. The bad news is that the rubbing is predictable, since the SPC install shop likely didn't mess...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Unfortunately, there is not a 4 Wheel Parts store near me...no joke. Hard to believe here in upsate NY, but there is very little off road support.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      So, per the specs I posted today, how bad can I wear out my tires until I find a competent alignment shop? My left Caster and Camber are out of whack, but that's what I got for now until I can do the 5th and hopefully last alignment somewhere soon.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Can you tell me what needs to be done from the pics so that I can convey this to an alignment tech who maybe will understand? I would greatly appreciate it and feel free to IM me if neccessary.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Only drove it home from the dealer. But, the steering wheel is still crooked and to short of a drive to tell. For reference, the shop yesterday had my wheels back in the wheel well so far that they rubbed horribly from just turning left on...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Ok, so after getting the SPC’s installed, and 4 alignment attempts with 4 different shops later, this is the best anyone has been able to do at this point. It amazes me the lack of 4x4 support, knowledge, or skill in upstate NY with such a rural...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Good point, and I agree. I had planned on getting SPC's down the road once I installed a more robust lift after the other mods are done over time. However, it appears that anyone with close to a 2" lift or more will definitely need UCA's to...
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      sPaulp reacted to r2m's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      Looking at the cup half full, at least you can afford to get the parts, have them installed in a short time period and move forward enjoying your ride. In a short while you'll forget all about this little hiccup until in the future you post about...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Yeah, I’m really confused too. I can’t understand it. They are telling me the lower cam bolts are maxed out to the “ears” and can’t be adjusted any further to allow more caster. This is the same response from 3 different shops, 2 being Toyota...
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      sPaulp reacted to re_guderian's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      Something is not right here. Yes, adjustable (or fixed) UCAs will add a few degrees of caster - but - why can't anyone adjust your LCA cam bolts to get closer to spec? And you're likely to rub in the rear when you move the upper ball joint back...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      Ok, went to an alignment shop today where the guy is a 43 year experienced technician. He has done many lifts, builds, and understands caster and adjustable UCA‘s like SPC. After looking at my setup, he could not get caster anywhere close to...
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      sPaulp replied to the thread Alignment specs after lift.
      So, I’ve only driven it around town and so far it feels ok. But I’ve yet to drive it on the highway which I know needs to happen. However, based on my lift and research/advice received, I didn’t think I would need an UCA to dial it in. It...
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      sPaulp reacted to r2m's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      First off, how does it feel? Pulls left/right? Too heavy steering? Dodgy and twitchy feeling? If you're not having any of the issues above, for, I'd call it good assuming your rig is sitting straight and normal.
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      sPaulp reacted to re_guderian's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      That's gotta be twitchy as all get-out at speed.
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      sPaulp reacted to fjc-man's post in the thread Alignment specs after lift with Like Like.
      Did your lift include adjustable upper control arms? With the lift you will be lucky to get anymore than like one degree positive caster out of your lower control arm eccentrics. Spec for caster is between 2’30” to 3’ degrees right?
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      sPaulp replied to the thread GX460 / Prado120 pic thread.
      Koni lift with 1.75” in front and 1.5” in back. Dealer installed. 2 alignments since and I still don’t think it’s right.
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      So, I had my 1.75” front/1.5” lift rear installed. Since, I’ve had two different Toyota dealers complete alignments and today the alignment sheet given to me still doesn’t seem good regarding caster. Should I get another one somewhere else...
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      sPaulp reacted to r2m's post in the thread GX460 / Prado120 pic thread with Like Like.
      Yep, that's a head turner.
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      sPaulp replied to the thread GX460 / Prado120 pic thread.
      1.75“/1.5” lift installed. Love the stance and look. Drives amazing.
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