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Old 01-26-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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Need tie rod bar measurement please.

I put a jk d44 axle in the front of my tj. I was wondering if someone could measure there tie rod bar from center of ball joint to center of ball joint. I want to get the measurement close so I can drive it to the alignment shop. Thanks.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:26 PM   #2
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i can measure mine tomorrw nite, but its bent., or just measure the front edge of the tires and the rear edge and get it close.

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Old 01-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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i can measure mine tomorrw nite, but its bent., or just measure the front edge of the tires and the rear edge and get it close.
Thanks. I didnt think to measure off the tires. I will try that. Thanks again.
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #4
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ok. So the tire measurement isnt working so great. Could someone please measure there ie rod bar for me. I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:50 PM   #5
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yea all measuring from the tires would do is tell you that both front wheels are pointing in the wrong direction together. if you measure form the rear of the rear wheel to the front of the front wheel on both sides this should get you a much closer allignment to get to the shop. or if you have a long and strait enough piece of metal or wood you can just place it against the rims in the same place, right in the middle, and do this on both sides to get it kinda alligned. make sure the pole or bar is touching both rims on all four points.
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Old 02-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #6
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no measuring the front edge of the wheels and the back edge would tell you if the tie rod is to short or to long (if the front measurment is longer than the back then the tires are toed out if the front measurment is smaller than the back side then the tires are pointing in
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:03 PM   #7
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i'd go with badfish. just set the toe close to zero(same measurement on both sides of the tire), and get it aligned.
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what dont you got AAA? just flat truck it in and plop it down and say get me rollin'
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i just did that w/ a driveable rig for the convienence alone.

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