Suspension Alignment

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 09:09
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Just had new suspension installed in a 2005 model hilux. Lifted the front around 6omm, will any of the suspension or steering components require alignment due to the lift??

The suspension setup is almost identical to a Prado with coil over shocks at the front end.
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 16:45

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 16:45
More than likely you will have too much toe-in. Get it reset by an alignment shop and make ture they adjust both tie rod ends so the steering wheel is straight. Do not let them do just one, which leaves you with an off center steering wheel and the ability to stress the CVs more than they should be.
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Reply By: BennHW - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 16:52

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 16:52
Probably wouldn't hurt to get them to check the camber as well (which they should do when doing an alignment).

Depends on the nature of the lift as to whether it'll be a problem.

Cheers
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Reply By: Brett_B - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:25

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 17:25
I,m a little surprised the installer has not checked this for you already.

I got a quote today to lift my 05 Lux, it was explained to me these checks were part of the install process ......

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Follow Up By: hound - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:43

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 19:43
Put the springs in myself, just checking if I need to make adjustments.
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Reply By: TUFF IFS LUX - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 21:06

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 21:06
just wondering what brand is the suspension kit and how much was it? Is it the Tough Dog one as seen in the last issue of 4x4 Monthly?

TUFF IFS LUX
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Follow Up By: hound - Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:33

Wednesday, Feb 01, 2006 at 09:33
Struts and shockers are bilstein. Had Lovell’s coils in the front and wasn't happy with them, contacted the guy I purchased from and he has changed to another brand now so he changed mine over to these. The front is now around 60mm higher than standard which is what I needed.

Rear springs have an extra leaf and have been redone to get an extra 60mm. I am still deciding on what brand of springs to go for.

Will also be going for 265/75 r16 before winter
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Reply By: BennHW - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:52

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2006 at 23:52
Hi Hound,

I recently lifted the front end on my IFS Frontera by 75mm - which changed the toe-in by 28mm - so definitely get that checked out.

Benn
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