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post lift alignment question

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by rvcahawaii808, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    rvcahawaii808

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    i installed my 5100 lift this past weekend however i have not had a chance to get an alignment yet. i drove to eugene(about 90 miles there and back) and i did feel any vibrations or was my truck pulling.

    do you think that i could make it to portland(about 150miles) there and back without getting an alignment? and even if i could would it be a good idea
     
  2. Feb 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    Get a friend, a tape measure and align it yourself. The camber won't kill your tires as bad as the toe. A DIY alignment is easy, so save your tires from wearing down.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    150 miles probably won't kill your tires- but do get it aligned when you have the chance. I drove mine for a week without an alignment and it didn't pull or vibrate at all...but the tires would squeal like muthafuckas in turns (even at 5 mph).
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 5:39 AM
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    IMO, you'll probably be okay driving 150 more miles before getting it aligned, but I would get it done ASAP. Think about getting the lifetime firestone alignment. You can bring your truck to any firestone and get it aligned for free. i paid 150 (with tax) for mine, so as long as you get 2 alignments done, the lifetime cost has already paid for itself.
     
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