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Old 03-06-2018, 03:16 PM
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New wheel/tire combo - still on stock suspension - alignment needed?

Hi all,

Still on stock suspension, but upgraded to a new set of wheels/tires.

Went from stock 17" wheels w/OEM tires to 18's in 285/65/18 tires.

In the car world, I've learned that you should always get an alignment done. Not sure if it's necessary in the Jeep as my upgrade has only increased my overall wheel diameter by roughly an inch (as measured) from stock to new. Of course tire width has grown as well, which is also pushing me towards getting an alignment done.

Jeep seems to track fine and goes straight as far as I can tell - but of course there may be other alignment settings that could be out of spec. Tires are expensive, would like to make sure they're not wearing unevenly anywhere.

Guess I answered my own question, but would love to hear from the seasoned Jeep folk

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Alot of places offer a free alignment check....would put your mind to rest...I'd do it...

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Four-link with fixed arms connected to solid axles - not much to adjust on Jeeps except toe. If you were lifted then caster might be an issue but, depending on the kit, would require extra parts like front lower control arms or drop brackets. Did you have the job done at a shop? Most offer free alignment check with that.
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Get a free alignment check to be sure
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I had no idea places offer free alignment checks. I'll find out and see if anyone does it locally for free.

thanks a bunch guys!


Here's a picture of the new wheel setup for your troubles lol

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I had no idea places offer free alignment checks. I'll find out and see if anyone does it locally for free.

thanks a bunch guys!


Here's a picture of the new wheel setup for your troubles lol

Remember, there's nothing they can adjust except toe without adding parts. Ok to let them adjust toe, if necessary, but nothing else. Post your numbers or a shot of the alignment printout if you'd like us to help advise next steps.

And thank you for the Jeep porn.
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Sounds good, will do! thank you!
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@NFaridi Jeep looks great.

Are you getting any rubbing issues with this setup? Did you use spacers? Which model rim/tire did you end up running? Looking to do a similar size tire.
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@NFaridi Jeep looks great.

Are you getting any rubbing issues with this setup? Did you use spacers? Which model rim/tire did you end up running? Looking to do a similar size tire.
Thank you!

Absolutely zero rub so far. No spacers.

The wheel specs are Fuel Beast 18x9" +1 offset in 285/65/18 Nitto Ridge Grapplers.

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