Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

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Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby okckrawlerq » Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:28 pm

Just finished up a rc 6.5 long arm kit do yall think i should take it to a shop or just do it my self with a tape an angle finder? Any opinions or ideas are appreciated thanks
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby desertratt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:09 pm

Ive had good luck with the protractor and tape. Unless the shop you take it to does alignments on lifted jeeps, you will probably have to do some fine tuning to get it good anyways.
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby soonermatt » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:43 pm

I've never done a long arm kit but I've swapped axles, steering, tie rod, etc. I've been amazed at how close I get my alignment by eyeballing it. My car is supposedly aligned by the tire place and doesn't drive as straight as the jeep that bounces off rocks...go figure...
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby okckrawlerq » Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:41 pm

Well i rekon il prolly just do it myself. I was worried that nobody would know what to do an if they did itd be like 95 an hr an takem all day
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby fatty » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:12 am

Plenty of info on alingment issues here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/end-a ... ad-663777/
Another member on here takes his to Hibdon's for the lifetime alignment. I think he drops it off after every trip he takes to get it checked.
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby rlpetty43 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:21 am

Expert tire here in duncan sold me a lifetime alignment on my XJ. Suckers lol
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Re: Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby jjstasen » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:41 pm

eyeball it
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Alignment shop or just use a tape meassure?

Postby snowbilt » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:02 am

fatty wrote:Plenty of info on alingment issues here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/end-a ... ad-663777/
Another member on here takes his to Hibdon's for the lifetime alignment. I think he drops it off after every trip he takes to get it checked.


That's me. You will get close measuring at home. We did that when setting my front lower arm length to the correct caster. Rock krawler did suggest taking it to a shop because the alignment machine is more precise. Had to adjust the arms twice to get the castor dialed in. Now that it is done all they do is adjust the toe in and steering wheel when needed.


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