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 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?

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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/22/2010, 2:44 pm

Go to the tundra HQ...they have really good article.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/22/2010, 3:49 pm

I have steel
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/22/2010, 5:24 pm

Steel, no plastic for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/22/2010, 8:03 pm

yeah, I got the readylift 3/1
http://readylift.com/c-106-tundra-sst-lift-kit-2007-2010-2wd-4wd-30f10r.aspx
Plus I installed it at my dads shop. When I was shopping for one I saw the daystar one and that it was poly and I read reviews and knew I was gonna get a steel one after reading them
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/23/2010, 2:11 pm

T you will have to add a block. I can show you on mine at feb meet.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/23/2010, 3:44 pm

Shawn - can I add a leaf? Sometimes it doesn't seem as noticeable and doesn't bug me that I have to do it right away or at all.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/23/2010, 11:13 pm

WELL guys went to a shop in DEER PARK AND THEY REALIGNED MY TRUCK TODAY WITH THE CAMBER set to 0.03 and -0.03 degrees. My before camber was .55 and .7 degrees. Guy new what problem was with outside tire wear.

He said some of my adjustments are maxed out, anyone else hear this during level/lift alignment?

There was a young guy there after me with a over 6 inch Lift waiting his turn, they do quite a few lifted trucks.

I'll see how it goes.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/23/2010, 11:45 pm

You should be OK, sounds like the guy knows what he is doing. It's been
so long ago that I've done this stuff I couldn't tell you what numbers
to put it on but those are good camber numbers for getting the tire as
level as possible on the road. If i remember right and assume that 0.02
is left and -0.04 is right, that should get you real close to 0 on both
sides when you take into consideration the crown on the roads (for
drainage) which is higher on the left than the right. As far as the
other adjustments that were maxed out did he tell you which ones they
were?
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/24/2010, 1:32 am

He did not tell me which ones, but it drifts to right a little.
wacked wrote:
You should be OK, sounds like the guy knows what he is doing. It's been
so long ago that I've done this stuff I couldn't tell you what numbers
to put it on but those are good camber numbers for getting the tire as
level as possible on the road. If i remember right and assume that 0.02
is left and -0.04 is right, that should get you real close to 0 on both
sides when you take into consideration the crown on the roads (for
drainage) which is higher on the left than the right. As far as the
other adjustments that were maxed out did he tell you which ones they
were?
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   1/29/2010, 5:03 pm

JUST A BIG QUESTION TO EVERYONE.

What kind of tire wear are ya'll getting with level kit, stock UCA after lets say 8-10,000 miles?

If it is even wear, tell me your alignment values and were they able to align it within spec?
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   2/5/2010, 12:17 pm

conclusion and few thoughts on leveling kits:

MY ALIGNMENT was at .5 camber both sides after lift and alignment and still wearing more on outside . Went to NTB 3 TIMES AND THEY COULD NOT OR WOULD NOT put it to 0 camber.

Went to other guy who does lifted trucks, paid 79 bucks and put it to 0 camber, .1 toe and 2.4 caster aprox. both sides.

SPEC. NUMBERS WORK WELL WITH NOT LIFTED TRUCKS but they don't know what to do with lifted ones to reduce tire wear unless they understand the geometry of needing negative camber.

AS a side note my before camber was -.4 to -.2 both sides with even wear without lift.

With a level kit if they can get you to -.25 camber which is what they were shooting for, tell me cause my alignment adjustments are maxed out just to get it to 0 camber.

I think that with a 3/1, 2.5 level lift outside tire wear is common and that is not good. Tires that should last 40-50,000 will last 1/2 that.

unless you get U.C.A.(as other member had stated) and can get to some negative camber, this will be an issue I think.

Knowing this I would have stayed stock do to not wanting to go with UCA and so on.

FUTURE LEVEL KIT INSTALLERS be prepared for tire wear UNLESS you can get negative camber.

AS it stands for me if 0 camber continues wear, I will pay to drop height of BILSTEINS to there lowest .85 inch and call it leson learned through experience.

INPUT WELCOME!
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   2/5/2010, 2:32 pm

Idk, I've seen alot of people w/ level lifts that have fairly normal tire wear.
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PostSubject: Re: 5100 bilstein shocks 2007 tundra, outside tire wear?   2/5/2010, 3:40 pm

I'll give it some more time with present alignment numbers and see how it goes.

dmonge90 wrote:
Idk, I've seen alot of people w/ level lifts that have fairly normal tire wear.
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