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antsjeep 08-03-2011 06:25 PM

WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install
 
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

TurboDiesel 08-03-2011 06:45 PM

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

Budasac 08-03-2011 06:56 PM

Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by antsjeep (Post 459484)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurboDiesel (Post 459499)
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.:p

DGoral31 08-03-2011 08:37 PM

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

antsjeep 08-04-2011 09:31 AM

Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install
 
atleast i feel a little better...

DGoral31 08-04-2011 11:24 AM

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.

Budasac 08-04-2011 11:51 AM

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.

DGoral31 08-04-2011 11:54 AM

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!

lll2for3lll 08-04-2011 11:56 AM

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.

Budasac 08-04-2011 12:05 PM

Re: WK alignment issues after 2" lift kit install
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 459833)
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.

lll2for3lll 08-04-2011 12:39 PM

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

lll2for3lll 08-04-2011 12:41 PM

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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