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Old 03-30-2012, 06:47 AM   #1
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Hey All,

So i've just recently finished installing the ultimate kit from Dirk at dpgoffroad and hence bought new tires and wheels from Discount Tire Direct (33x12.5 wrangler duratracs)(15x8 level 8 trackers). I called up my local tire shop (Town Fair Tire) and they said they wont touch any tires and wheels that were bought off-line. The rep i spoke to said that theyve had experiences of people bringing in their cars with "their wheels literally falling off as they were coming in". I was going to lose my cool, but decided to just say "ok, thank you" and then hung up.

Any suggestions for shops that will do an alignment and wont have a problem touching aftermarket wheels and tires? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

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There has to be an off road shop somewhere in your area.. Or try a place that dont just sell tires like a mechanic.. Also there is ways you can measure the toe in yourself

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Hey All,

So i've just recently finished installing the ultimate kit from Dirk at dpgoffroad and hence bought new tires and wheels from Discount Tire Direct (33x12.5 wrangler duratracs)(15x8 level 8 trackers). I called up my local tire shop (Town Fair Tire) and they said they wont touch any tires and wheels that were bought off-line. The rep i spoke to said that theyve had experiences of people bringing in their cars with "their wheels literally falling off as they were coming in". I was going to lose my cool, but decided to just say "ok, thank you" and then hung up.

Any suggestions for shops that will do an alignment and wont have a problem touching aftermarket wheels and tires? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
Where are you (sorry, on my phone, cant see)? I went to Olenders in Vernon (they have other locations too I think). They had no problem touching my wheels. I know Maple Tire in vernon is supposed to be awesome but they couldn't do my wheels cuz there is no lip to attach the mirrors to. Something to keep in mind, not sure what your wheels have. Anyway Olenders was great, very friendly and helpful but a tad expensive. Like 90 bucks. Good luck!

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Are you buying the wheels with the tires already mounted and ballenced?

If they are, just drive to the shop on your old stock tires, and see if they will do an alignment then. Then when you get home, put on the new tires. You could also bring the tires and say a friend just bought the tires and ask if they could check the balence on them. then swap them out when you get home.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Where are you (sorry, on my phone, cant see)? I went to Olenders in Vernon (they have other locations too I think). They had no problem touching my wheels. I know Maple Tire in vernon is supposed to be awesome but they couldn't do my wheels cuz there is no lip to attach the mirrors to. Something to keep in mind, not sure what your wheels have. Anyway Olenders was great, very friendly and helpful but a tad expensive. Like 90 bucks. Good luck!

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I'm from the Hartford area so Vernon isnt too far of a trip. I might look into going there.
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Strong auto in south Windsor. They are good guys.

What do you need done?

Alignment is pretty easy on our jeeps
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Hey All,

So i've just recently finished installing the ultimate kit from Dirk at dpgoffroad and hence bought new tires and wheels from Discount Tire Direct (33x12.5 wrangler duratracs)(15x8 level 8 trackers). I called up my local tire shop (Town Fair Tire) and they said they wont touch any tires and wheels that were bought off-line. The rep i spoke to said that theyve had experiences of people bringing in their cars with "their wheels literally falling off as they were coming in". I was going to lose my cool, but decided to just say "ok, thank you" and then hung up.

Any suggestions for shops that will do an alignment and wont have a problem touching aftermarket wheels and tires? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated
ROzynskia, this might help: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/basi...ent-86996.html
- Funny, I am going w/that same lift for my 04. Curious, how hard was the install? I know there is a post on WF that shows easy(ier) way using car ramps but I haven't been able to find it.
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ROzynskia, this might help: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/basi...ent-86996.html
- Funny, I am going w/that same lift for my 04. Curious, how hard was the install? I know there is a post on WF that shows easy(ier) way using car ramps but I haven't been able to find it.
Ehh.... Don't worry about the "install"
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Ehh.... Don't worry about the "install"
I hear ya, just was curious
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I hear ya, just was curious
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ROzynskia, this might help: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/basi...ent-86996.html
- Funny, I am going w/that same lift for my 04. Curious, how hard was the install? I know there is a post on WF that shows easy(ier) way using car ramps but I haven't been able to find it.
I thought it was pretty easy to do. I didn't go with the ultimate kit, but same steps.

I also didn't use the ramp trick instead just jacking up one side of the axle . It worked out just as good, I think.
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ROzynskia, this might help: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/basi...ent-86996.html
- Funny, I am going w/that same lift for my 04. Curious, how hard was the install? I know there is a post on WF that shows easy(ier) way using car ramps but I haven't been able to find it.
install wasnt bad at all, but def try to do it with a buddy if possible. solo'ing it would have taken a long time and i'm just way too impatient haha
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install wasnt bad at all, but def try to do it with a buddy if possible. solo'ing it would have taken a long time and i'm just way too impatient haha
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Autowize in South Windsor on Rt 5 or try Sears. Yes Sears.

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