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Old 10-02-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Wheel alignment

First of all, i'm new here so this is my first post but i'm hoping to get some answers from people trying not to just rip me off and give me valuable info before i decide to spend the money.
I have a '04 wrangler, only 30k miles on it and a 3" lift. Replaced tires last yr and got an alignment after. Altho i noticed a slight pull on one side, i tended to ignore it and/or got too lazy. However a while back when i was at the dealership, i asked them to recheck and they came back saying the lower control arm were too short (obviously readjusted when the lift kit was installed) and that id have to replace them in order to get a true alignment. i'd like to get a second opinion on that.
Any thing i should check before i even go that route? i remember them mentioning it was off by about 3 degrees. Thanks for any help....and this rocks.
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Old 10-03-2010, 01:47 PM   #2
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I too am new and still learning. However, if what I have read is correct, anything over a 2.5" lift will require new control arms. Did you get the jeep from the dealership with the lift? Control arms are also supposedly easy to replace, so it will be slot cheaper to replace yourself! I'm sure more knowledgeable people will chime in soon.

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Thanks for your reply. Well i bought it second hand from another owner. He had bought directly from the dealership with the lift kit installed. That's why i'm kinda confused as to why they wouldn't have changed the control arms in the first place?
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Old 10-15-2010, 12:46 AM   #4
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you can buy aftermarket caster adjusting bolts.that will help. i have a 2" pro comp lift and caster was out. installed adjusters and its all good. but jeeps you need to rotate often. good luck.
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