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Semi-Inverted tire problem

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Nardling, Apr 17, 2014.

  1. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM
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    Nardling

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    So after putting my 3" suspension spacers on the front of my 4runner, my tires, mainly the drivers side tire has sorta slanted. It didn't bother me at first bc I wasn't worrie about my stock tread getting messed up but after just recently putting my mud terrains on I'm worried it might wear down my tread faster if I don't get it fixed. One of my friends said that it's due to me needing an alignment but another one of my friends said I needed to drop the control arms bc the spacers messed with it. I don't know who's right or wrong and I figured some of you guys would have some good advice. Please help, thanks
     
  2. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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    did you get an alignment after you lifted it? if the answer is yes, take it back to the alignment shop, they screwed it up, in the area of camber. if you didn't get one, go get an alignment right away
     
  3. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:53 AM
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    No I didnt, I'm about to bring it to get one but I don't know wether or not the alignment is the problem, I really hope it is
     
  4. Apr 17, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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    its more than likely the issue, a spacer lift rarely requires UCA's
     
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  5. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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    yup sounds like you need an alignment. Never drive for a long time without an alignment.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM
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    Man now I'm scared, it's been like a month plus since I put my spacers on so ive been without an alignment for that long :0
     
  7. Apr 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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    will only be irregular tire wear. Not like youll break anything.
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2014 at 8:13 AM
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    Is this a serious post.....?

    Did you honestly think changing the suspension geometry by 3" wouldn't require an alignment? Every time you separate your upper ball joint from the spindle, you're supposed to get it aligned, even without changing anything lift-wise. An alignment is the first thing you should have done after you bolted the tires back on.
     

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