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Old 02-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Will a 2" Lift require a realignment?

Okay, so Uncle Sam gave me back some money I lent him under duress and I've been thinking about putting some of it into a 2" lift but I had heard that a lift may require a realignment. The problem is I just had a realignment done a few months back and don't want to blow the money on another one now as I plan on getting new 31" tires next year and will have it realigned then. I will be replacing the shocks in the next month as I live in an apparently Taliban-held area based on the artillery sized potholes and I figured that would be a good time to do the lift while I was at it. So, as the title indicates, does a 2" spring lift require a realignment? Thanks!

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Old 02-29-2012, 04:46 PM   #2
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Simple geometry. Go up = toe in. You'll need to toe it back out to 1/8" in and re-center the steering wheel afterward. Both of those are simple tasks that you can do yourself in the driveway with a tape measure.

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toe-in adjustment is typically all that is required... you can do that yourself
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Simple geometry. Go up = toe in. You'll need to toe it back out to 1/8" in and re-center the steering wheel afterward. Both of those are simple tasks that you can do yourself in the driveway with a tape measure.
LOL!! you beat me by a minute!!!
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toe-in adjustment is typically all that is required... you can do that yourself
x2. Here is a helpful reference...
Basic Jeep Front End Alignment
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #6
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Awesome! Thanks fellas!
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:37 PM   #7
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x2. Here is a helpful reference...
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Bookmarked! thanks much as that site looks to have a plethora of information that I can use!

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