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Need an alignment done right?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Holling, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 19, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Holling

    Holling [OP] Desert Dweller

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    I just went to http://www.jacksautoaz.com/ and they can align anything! I just had installed 5100's at 2.5" and took it to Jack's. He said that the reason the dealers and the other shops can't get them into spec is because they don't have the data in their computer. Alignments are about all this shop does, old school on a turntables with hand tools. He said that I still have plenty of adjustment left with my stock UCA's.
    $60

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  2. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    Masada

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    That's just up the street from where I work now! I wish I would have known that when I got my last alignment.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I used them. I had them set my alignment after I lifted, and then I went to a buddys shop, and thru it on the rack. The alignment was fucked up. Camber was .9*, Caster was .6* Right, and .4* left. I took it back, and they re did it. Caster on the left was changed to .5*, everything else was the same.
     
  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM
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    Masada

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    :laugh: lol Chris...

    I'm starting to think no one in this valley can do an alignment right :D
     
  5. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    On a lifted vehicle, not many. Most shops set it to "Spec" which is what the manufactures give them for an OEM vehicle. "Specs" change when lifting. And the alignments Jacks do, are all pretty much "Eye ball" jobs. They use string, a level, and a tape measure to do the alignment. I would rather have the truck on a lazer rack, and get it precise.
     
  6. Feb 19, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    OH-MAN

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    I have used Jack's on 43rd ave. many times over the years.
    Sometimes I have had to go back to get things re adjusted.
    Overall I end up going there because I kind of know what I am getting.

    I would really like to find a high tech alignment shop that will work with you and not just say " I can only do what the factory specs out "

    Where can I get a quality job with all the computer readouts ect?

    Putting on the new UCA's next week and need someone to dial it in.
     
  7. Feb 19, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Schumans Auto Clinic in Tempe does me well. Cmack too :) Give them a call, and tell them Chris sent ya. Their number is 480-894-2165
     
  8. Feb 19, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    Holling

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    For future reference, how much do they charge?
     
  9. Feb 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    I think 60 or 65 bucks.
     
  10. Feb 19, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    Thank you sir I will do so!
     
  11. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    kevhogaz

    kevhogaz Low Speed, High Drag

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    Dave, I had no idea that Jacks had gotten some bad press on here. I hope the guy did yours right!!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    He did. Kind of what we talked about. LOL!:D
     
  13. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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  14. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    So long as they know Chris is with you or recommended you...

    I've taken vehicles into them before, with my parents and by myself and every time I went in there alone I wasn't treated well and I wasn't impressed with the quality of work done on my '94 V6 pick up. I paid over $450 to have them "fix it" and when I get it back all they did was replace a MAF sensor and the truck still ran like crap. All they could say is we can't tell you what's wrong. I spent a couple hours on the internet and tracked down my problem and fixed it for $35. I guess I was just stupid kid back then...Needless to say I wouldn't ever take another vehicle back into them. Seems like they have two faces they show to customers. :notsure:
     
  15. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I had a talk with Mike (The owner of Schumans), and I belive things have been straigtened out.
     
  16. Mar 1, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    I had network alignment do mine the last time. It came out pretty good. They are in Gilbert on Gilbert road North of Guadalupe.
     
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