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Old 08-03-2011, 06:25 PM
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Are any of you guys having alignment issues after you lift your WK?

I have the RC 2" and was told the camber or caster cannot be adjusted anymore to bring my jeep back into spec and that i would need an alignment kit (see below) I plan on trying a second alignment shop out and see if they can do anything. Its been about a month since my install and i see very slight wear on my front tires, the outter edge because my wheels are pitched outward.

i found these and was wondering if these would do the trick:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/professiona...d=d1179y2008j1

Please post any advise!

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Old 08-03-2011, 06:45 PM
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

i got my RC lift installed a couple weeks ago and never got an alignment...
i can drive for awhile in a straight line, no un-even wear so far

my mechanic seems to do a great job re-aligning my cars

maybe try another shop i would say
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:56 PM
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

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Are any of you guys having alignment issues after you lift your WK?

I have the RC 2" and was told the camber or caster cannot be adjusted anymore to bring my jeep back into spec and that i would need an alignment kit (see below) I plan on trying a second alignment shop out and see if they can do anything. Its been about a month since my install and i see very slight wear on my front tires, the outter edge because my wheels are pitched outward.

i found these and was wondering if these would do the trick:

http://www.jcwhitney.com/professiona...d=d1179y2008j1

Please post any advise!

Anthony
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i got my RC lift installed a couple weeks ago and never got an alignment...
i can drive for awhile in a straight line, no un-even wear so far

my mechanic seems to do a great job re-aligning my cars

maybe try another shop i would say
You do not need adjustable ball joints. There is enough adjustment to bring Camber within spec after a 2" lift. For some reason alot of shops simply don't how to adjust it. All camber adjustments are made at the lower control arm. Just go to a dealership if your near one. Mine only charged me $90.

But definately get it aligned or you'll wear your tires unevenly.

You too Turbo.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

dude i had to go to 3 places before i could get my alignment done!!!

I have the RC lift too... just shop around you will find a place that could do it
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:31 AM
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

atleast i feel a little better...
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:24 AM
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

looks like we went with the same size tire as well... its probably a normal issue, but yah, i waited about 1.5 hrs at this one spot for an alignment only for them to tell me they couldnt do shit... lame.
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

It always amazes me that someone who does alignments for a living doesn't know how to..........do an alignment.

That would be like somebody giving me a piece of equiptment to wire that I've never seen before. If I can't figure it out and make work, who will? It's my job.

You would think they could do theirs.

Then again, I've been to Jeep dealerships where the "tech" didn't know shit either. And they work on Jeeps all day. Pretty sad actually.
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

Budasac... i concur. what the hell do you have a huge sign that says "WE DO ALIGNMENTS" when you cant. I feel like they should pay me for wasting 1.5 hours of my life!
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

Try more shops.

I have a lifetime alignment plan with Firestone and they didn't have a problem with mine.
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

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Try more shops.

I have a lifetime alignment plan with Firestone and they didn't have a problem with mine.

What did they charge you for the lifetime service. I was thinkin' about that for next time.
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

$70 I think.
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Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install

No. It was a little more than that. I can't remember. It was so long ago.

The lifetime is for the vehicle no matter what type of modifications you make to it. They don't care.

I think I paid $150.
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