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dont need alignment?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by jaykulas, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Nov 3, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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    jaykulas

    jaykulas [OP] Well-Known Member

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    a local shop installed the 5100 in the fronts only and told me that i dont need an alignment because my truck is new.seems like it drives like it did before. I just want to know if my truck really needs it or not what do you guys think. oh it was set at 1.75
     
  2. Nov 3, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Go to another shop and get a 2nd opinion. New trucks and old trucks need to get aligned. Personally Id get it aligned just in case.
     
  3. Nov 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    YotaDan

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    Any time a change in ride height is made, an alignment needs to be done to prevent adverse tire wear.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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    raswank

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    Just had my 5100's put in today at 1.75. My truck has 3.400 miles on it. It was aligned immediately after it. You change ride hieght, you change alignment.
     
  5. Nov 3, 2010 at 2:54 PM
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    crf69

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    ummm yeah
    run it 100 miles.....then get aligned
     
  6. Nov 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    Fabulous

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    I agree. I think getting it aligned directly after is not the way to go either, as it will settle a bit. My lift was at 3.5" over stock for about 2 days until it settled to it's 2.6" final lift.
     
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