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Old 05-20-2008, 09:18 PM   #1
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Question alignment measurements after budget boost and larger tires???

I just upgraded my tires from stock GSA's to 31 X 10.50 BFG A/T. With those I slapped a skyjacker 2 inch budget boost with hydro shocks. I was wondering if there were any specific alignment measurements that I needed to know about (that would be different than stock measurements). Should I do the alignment myself or should I take it somewhere that computers can do it accurately?

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Old 05-20-2008, 10:13 PM   #2
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When I did this lift, I did not bother with any alignment, and I never noticed any pull or problems. If it wears uneven, or pulls you could get it checked. Firestone has a lifetime alignment (I think you have to buy tires from them)


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Old 05-20-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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it wouldn't hurt to align it. I would.

adjust toe is pretty easy to do. If you lift it more than 3" than you'll also want to adjust caster but thats more involved.

for toe in - put the front end on jackstands and brace a screw driver against the tires and spin them by hand. That will make a straight even line down the tires tread.

Now measure the front of the tires from line to line between the tires about half way up the tires... then measure the back of the tires ( you won't be able to go half way up the back of the tires though because of suspension and driveline being in the way but get close as you can).

Adjust the tie rod in our out until both front and back are even.

oh, and then retighten the tie rod

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