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ROzynskiA1 03-30-2012 06:47 AM

Problems getting an Alignment
 
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 :thumb:

Jeeplover1 03-30-2012 07:06 AM

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

Sueby 03-30-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by ROzynskiA1
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 :thumb:

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!

http://www.olenders.com/2010/

Peepers 03-30-2012 08:37 AM

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.

ROzynskiA1 03-30-2012 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Sueby (Post 2199653)
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!

Olenders Automotive

I'm from the Hartford area so Vernon isnt too far of a trip. I might look into going there.

kjeeper10 03-30-2012 12:53 PM

Strong auto in south Windsor. They are good guys.

What do you need done?

Alignment is pretty easy on our jeeps

wedu22 03-30-2012 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ROzynskiA1 (Post 2199450)
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 :thumb:

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.

kjeeper10 03-30-2012 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by wedu22

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" :whistling:

wedu22 03-30-2012 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2200802)
Ehh.... Don't worry about the "install" :whistling:

I hear ya:thumb:, just was curious:D

kjeeper10 03-30-2012 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by wedu22

I hear ya:thumb:, just was curious:D

:rofl:

Z0827 03-30-2012 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by wedu22 (Post 2200730)
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.

ROzynskiA1 04-01-2012 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by wedu22 (Post 2200730)
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

wedu22 04-02-2012 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ROzynskiA1 (Post 2208177)
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

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Tiki Dave 04-02-2012 10:03 PM

Autowize in South Windsor on Rt 5 or try Sears. Yes Sears.


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