Alignment

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Alignment

Postby paul0731 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:32 pm

Where is a good place to get an alignment? Right now I just have a 2 in budget boost but my 31's have worn very poorly. Massive wear on the outside edge of each tire. The middle and inner edge of the tire are fine. Anyway, I need to get new tires soon and that will have to be done also. I have just never had to have an alignment done in 20 years of driving ;)

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Re: Alignment

Postby dilleywhopper » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:26 pm

Any alignment shop convenient to you should be able to handle the job. Sounds like you have too much toe in to me.

DIY: Measure the front and back of the tire. The back should be less than 1/4 inch greater than the front. Loosen the lock bolts on each end of the tierod and turn the rod using a pipe wrench. Be sure and re-tighten the lock bolts when done.
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Re: Alignment

Postby fatty » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:09 am

Here is some more info on allignments:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/end-a ... ad-663777/
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Re: Alignment

Postby paul0731 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:20 am

Thanks, I just got done.

Would have been much faster but had to run to the store to get pb blaster. I lost mine in the move apparently. My toe in was 1/2 and I set it to 1/8.

I think next time I'll clamp bar stock level onto the rotor as measuring the back of the tires by myself sucked.
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Re: Alignment

Postby desertratt » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:39 pm

paul0731 wrote:
I think next time I'll clamp bar stock level onto the rotor as measuring the back of the tires by myself sucked.


Just make sure the bar stock is the same length as your tire diameter.
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Re: Alignment

Postby paul0731 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:33 pm

I'll just make marks for various tire diameters.

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