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Old 10-16-2011, 08:37 PM   #1
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Question Realignment after 3inch level lift?

hey guys, just bought a 3 level lift for my 01, was wondering if i have to get a realignment? my steering wheel also shakes a lil bit when braking and sometimes i feel like i drift to the left when driving straight, any input?
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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hey guys, just bought a 3 level lift for my 01, was wondering if i have to get a realignment? my steering wheel also shakes a lil bit when braking and sometimes i feel like i drift to the left when driving straight, any input?
Anytime that you do something that effects the suspension, you should get an alignment.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:05 PM   #5
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Fire stone does a lifetime deal for just about 150-Get it done as much as you want. A regular two wheel one time- probably 35-60 bucks depending on the place.

And yeah...Drifting off to a side (specially into oncoming traffic) isn't good-Get it looked at.
hahah i mean its not tht bad, but ya firestone sounds like a pretty good deal
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The loose steering is attributed the lift, you need to get it aligned for it to feel alright, also if you want your stock steering back I'd suggest new UCA's. I drove mine for a month on stock UCA's with a 3" lift and the loose steering really got to me. After I got new UCA's the steering really stiffened up, it's 100x better.

If you want it to ride good you need to drop some extra cash.
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hahah i mean its not tht bad, but ya firestone sounds like a pretty good deal
I was in there alot and knew the manager-so I got a couple bucks off. But I used it like 3 times in a about a week and a half and they didn't bat an eye. Totally worth it-Get it lined up after an offroad trip or after some work. Once every 6 months for the hell of it. Really good for peace of mind..and as much as some of the guys could care less- it is an extra set of eyes under the car on occasion.
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if there is firestone shop nearby they offer lifetime alignment for 150. its a good deal and ive taken advantage of it alot. Paper print outs too with laser alignment
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Try and find a shop that will test drive and adjust for drift. Alot of places just set the steering to within stock specs. You still might drift to the left or right a little. In my opinion old school shops seem to do a better, albeit more expensive, job. Check yelp if you use a firestone place. Some of those are hit and miss. It is a good deal though....
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