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Old 02-14-2011, 08:29 AM
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DW/alignment/tires

i just got my 2.5" lift installed and started to get what i believe is the death wobble around 30-40mph. i havent had it aligned yet cause no shops were open that could do it this past weekend. my question is...

should i get it aligned after i put my larger tires on it? (going from 30's to 32's) or go ahead and get it aligned first?

i was hoping to wait a few weeks for the tires. but i kinda want to drive my jeep in the mean time and dont want to get it aligned twice if i dont have to.

also is 4wheelparts decent enough as an alignment center? cause ill just finance everything through them if they are.

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It needs to be aligned after the lift, since lifting it changes all the angles. You can do it your self with out much trouble. Jerry has posted a link to an excellent write up about it. It only takes about 10 minutes...

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Yeah, all you need to do is set your toe-in...don't pay someone to do it. If you don't think you can tackle it alone your first time, get a buddy to help you out with holding the tape measure and such. You'll also want to align it after you upgrade your tires as well.

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thanks, ill attempt that today before i take her into the shop for new feet.
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I installed my rough country 2.5" BB about 12K miles ago and didn't have an alignment done. I haven't had any issues with it but should I still do the toe-in set-up?
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OOOPs, didn't notice this was the TJ forum, but it shouldn't matter should it? Arent the suspensions about the same?
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I installed my rough country 2.5" BB about 12K miles ago and didn't have an alignment done. I haven't had any issues with it but should I still do the toe-in set-up?
Yes, you have altered the angles of stuff, and if the toe in is incorrect your tires will not wear properly, causing problems down the road....
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OOOPs, didn't notice this was the TJ forum, but it shouldn't matter should it? Arent the suspensions about the same?
Same as what ?
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OOOPs, didn't notice this was the TJ forum, but it shouldn't matter should it? Arent the suspensions about the same?
Anytime you get a lift it's highly recommended to get it realigned, tires balanced. Many lifted vehicles have issues with DW after they are lifted. Jeeps seem to be the worse, even without a lift.
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I was referring to the suspension being the same between a TJ and my JK. I am new to jeeps and am still learning from alot of you. Thanks for the info on the toe-in and balance. Time to get that done.

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