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Old 04-15-2016, 11:08 AM
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Should I have an alignment check?

I recently installed an AEV 2" spacer lift. According to some posts I've read, mostly on one of the JK forums, or maybe it was the Way of Life forum, there isn't much that a shop can do to align a newer JK other than straighten the steering wheel, which I've already done myself by adjusting the drag link.
I don't have adjustable control arms or track bars, so is this true?

I don't 'feel' any alignment issues, but I just want to be sure!

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Old 04-15-2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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They can get all your measurements, accurately. And, they can also adjust your toe. With adjustable control arms your caster can be adjusted. With adjustable track bar in rear your thrust angle can be dialed in.

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I would for peace of mind and out of curiosity.

But then I've begun to think I may be a bit anal.
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Yeah I guess I better then. Can't hurt. I re-read the article, and now I get it. Lift shouldn't change Toe, but yeah still good to check it.

I get free alignments, rotating and balancing where I got my tires, just didn't want to go if I didn't have to. Think I'm about due for a rotation anyway.

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Yeah I guess I better then. Can't hurt. I re-read the article, and now I get it. Lift shouldn't change Toe, but yeah still good to check it.

I get free alignments, rotating and balancing where I got my tires, just didn't want to go if I didn't have to. Think I'm about due for a rotation anyway.

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Well, you asked what the benefits of the alignment check are. Also...lift can affect your toe if you've altered caster (rotated the axle up or down). Definitely would get it checked if it's free, although I understand it can be a PITA to get into the alignment rack.
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