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Old 08-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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alignment question

i just lifted my jeep and we got the alignment good enough to drive the wheel is a half turn to the right when the wheels are straight now my problem is that i can't get it aligned until the weekend can i drive it a few miles to work and back or would it hurt it?

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Old 08-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #2
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All on how much your out. If it's out too much 10 miles could look like 1000 miles on you tires .
Do it yourself Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

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Old 08-20-2012, 06:15 PM   #3
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Straightening your steering wheel per the instructions on that website will take 10-15 minutes with just a wrench and big set of pliers to rotate the steering wheel adjustment link. EASY, don't even consider paying to have it done.

Doing your own toe-in adjustment is nearly as easy and takes nothing more than the same tools mentioned above plus a tape measure. And I kid you not with this and make no exaggeration, you can very easily set your own toe-in just as accurately as the latest laser-driven alignment rack can. Just as accurately and easily. I can set my toe-in on the trail in a few minutes and have the same accuracy.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #4
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ill check it out thank you
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:55 PM   #5
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i took it for a little spin and the wheel starts shaking at about 30 mph like a death wobble could it just be way out of alignment
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I followed Jerry's post on how to do an alignment and then had the shop check it out for me. It was almost perfect. If it was a death wobble you would know it. Lots of things can cause the wobble. Have the wheels balanced first, but know this is not the reason for death wobble and only a contributing factor. Read the sticky on it and you should be good. There is a lot to it. Most alignment places will check the alignment for free.
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Shimmy/shaking is rarely caused by improper alignment.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:44 PM   #8
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hmm it seems like it only does it on bumps its not drastic
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Did you change your pitman arm with the lift ?
If so put the stock arm back on
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:39 PM   #10
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I followed Jerry's post on how to do an alignment and then had the shop check it out for me. It was almost perfect. If it was a death wobble you would know it. Lots of things can cause the wobble. Have the wheels balanced first, but know this is not the reason for death wobble and only a contributing factor. Read the sticky on it and you should be good. There is a lot to it. Most alignment places will check the alignment for free.
what post of jerrys or are u talking about the link in this thread?
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the pitman arm is stock our roads here are not the best i got nervous and took it out again its fine it just fights a little at around 30 but other than that drives pretty straight
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ill do what jerry and t2000j said tomorrow and see what happens
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