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Recently purchased (July 15, 2017) 2003 Rubicon, stock no modifications.Going through old receipts I see a tire purchase and alignment done at 24000 miles. It is stated in the receipt "Alignment is within manufacture specification at this time with the exception of the right rear, which requires an aftermarket kit to correct"

What could this mean? Never heard of a rear alignment on a TJ and what could this kit be??

Any suggestions?
 

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damage or wear can put any wheel out of spec. On the TJ, you have control arms that locate the axle and they can be adjusted a small amount. If there is a tweak that it out of the range of the adjustment, there are aftermarket arms that have more adjustability than stock. Get a current alignment and report back what is out of spec
 

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A four wheel alignment is a good idea when replacing tires. Especially when installing 4 new tires. It sounds like the tire shop was covering their butt if they gave a mileage warranty with the new tires.

A professional four wheel alignment is always called for when replacing suspension components.
That means lift kits of any kind, tie rod ends, drag links, control arms and anything else that might affect how the tire/wheels relate to the vehicle and one another.

A string and measuring tape will get you kinda' close, but a four wheel alignment done at a quality alignment shop will pick up any worn or damaged components and be precise.

Even on a leaf sprung YJ (OP has a TJ and moderators might move this post there) the string and measuring tape is antique technology. Comparing a back yard alignment to a professional four wheel alignment (operative phrase is "quality shop") is like comparing two tin cans and a string to a cell phone.

I suggest OP follow DREDnots advice and have the Rt. rear repaired. The problem might be as simple as a bent axle flange.

Good Luck, L.M.
 
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