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The KJ way :thumb:

- jack stands
- jack
- tape Measure
- 2 small screws
- screw driver
- eye balls

1/ jack up front axle and support with stands
2/ pick a tread block on each tire and screw a screw in each
3/ Measure 1/2 up tires, rotate screw to that 1/2 point
4/ run tape across and write down number
5/ repeat in the rear

Your reading should be smaller in the front.
1/16 to 1/8

In my case 1/16-1/8 :)
 

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Brilliant. I have read some people say to jack the jeep up, others say to leave it on the ground. Do you think it matters?
 

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Brilliant. I have read some people say to jack the jeep up, others say to leave it on the ground. Do you think it matters?
You can't rotate the tires when they are on the ground, also your toe shouldn't change just your camber when lifting them off the ground
 

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So you didn't take the screws out and replace them in the back , you just rotated the tires until the screws were in the back ?
 

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^^^When I worked on a front end alignment rack, many moons ago. The wheels were raised and scribed. Then lowered back down. Next we measured with a alignment bar, and adjusted accordingly!!!!!!!!!

This is the way that both Hunter and Weaver alignment Reps, taught us to do it!
That was applicable to both solid axle and IFS. Most of the pick up trucks back then were solid axle, with leaf springs. Caster was adjusted with tapered shims under the springs. The cars were IFS. The IFS, was shimmed on the upper A-frame, for both caster and camber.
 

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^^^When I worked on a front end alignment rack, many moons ago. The wheels were raised and scribed. Then lowered back down. Next we measured with a alignment bar, and adjusted accordingly!!!!!!!!! This is the way that both Hunter and Weaver alignment Reps, taught us to do it! That was applicable to both solid axle and IFS. Most of the pick up trucks back then were solid axle, with leaf springs. Caster was adjusted with tapered shims under the springs. The cars were IFS. The IFS, was shimmed on the upper A-frame, for both caster and camber.
Thanks for the info
 

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where did you learn this insane method from?

google alignment strings and read up on that proven method. the alignment strings gives you real measurements you can work with and adjust toe. plus the suspension is loaded giving the correct on road geometry so you can take accurate measurements.
 

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where did you learn this insane method from?google alignment strings and read up on that proven method. the alignment strings gives you real measurements you can work with and adjust toe. plus the suspension is loaded giving the correct on road geometry so you can take accurate measurements.
Voices in my head :rofl:,
 
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