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So I've been reading a lot of the posts regarding Tundra/Sequoia wheel alignment & stability issues and pulling even after an alignment - basically, for the same reasons many reading this did.

But first, special thanks DJ for all the helpful information provided on this and other forums.

My 2012 Sequoia had a hard pull to the right and I found myself constantly fighting the steering wheel to keep her on the road. She was fine when I bought it with 80,000 miles then the ex had it for 30,000 miles and when it came back to me the truck pulled hard and had worn down a set of cheap tires within 10,000 miles.

Even after 2 alignments (result attached) I am still dealing with a pull and continuously having to correct the wheel to keep her on the road. Now that I am getting new tires it MUST be resolved. For simplicity, I've typed out the before/after settings from the attached.

Date Camber Caster Toe
LF RF LF RF LF RF

Specs 0 +/- 0.8 3.75 +/- 0.75 0.1 +/- 0.04

2/25/21 Before -0.1 0.0 - - .35 -.19
2/25/21 After -0.4 0.3 - - .1 .07
3/17/21 Before -0.4 0.1 2.8 3.2 .05 .09
3/17/21 After -0.4 0.1 2.8 3.2 .09 .07

The "-" indicates no measurement taken/provided.

I read through DJs recommendations and I will go to the Firestone and request they set her as close to 0 for Camber, 0.1 for Toe, and 4.5 on the Caster. It seems rather high, but heck DJ is the expert. Clearly the shops setting the Caster at the low end of the range is NOT working.
 

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I would take it to the dealer. I have not had good luck with Firestone alignments (on other cars). I have no hard knowledge, but my impression is the Sequoia is not easy to align. I only say this because the dealer spent two hours getting it right, but they did and it tracks straight as an arrow. The cost to align at the dealer was the same as Firestone.
 

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I thought about that, but the roads around here are pretty rough and I figured the lifetime would be more cost effective.
 

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I second twoheeldrive. I have had the best luck letting the dealers align my Toyota's, 7 different vehicles since 2004, still own 4 of them, and a 5th a family member still drives. When I lifted my 08 and put 35s on I had a dealer do the alignment. I was glad I did since they had issues with a frozen tierod end adjustment nut, but once they got it off the vehicle they were able to bust it lose with an impact and a vise. They charged me a reasonable rate for the extra work. I am not a fan of dealerships for preventative maintenance at all... I hate the way they upsell everything. I just keep saying no and do it all myself. I had my 35s installed and an alignment 3 years ago this November. I have not realigned since. I have just over 40K miles on the tires and they still have between 9-11/32s of tread on all 4 tires and are worn evenly and no cupping, 16.8 32s new. I rotate and balance at Discount Tire every 5-7000 miles. Over 172K miles and still going strong.
 
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