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Post Lift Kit alignment...?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by AFButters, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Oct 3, 2008 at 12:48 AM
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    AFButters

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    How soon after getting the lift installed should you be getting the alignment check done?

    Can you go to Meineke or Midas to get it done. or does it need to be somwhere that does just offroad/lifted trucks.
     
  2. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:01 AM
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    As soon as you can once you put the wheel and tire combination that you're gonna keep on there. It was recommended to me by a friend who has an F150 lifted. He said he regrets not doing it sooner because it the misalignment wore out his tires on the sides.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2008 at 2:06 AM
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    Definately get an allignment as soon as you can after doing the lift.
    If something is *off* - then you could cause premature wear on your tires.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2008 at 4:19 AM
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    When I did mine on an '03 Ram, It was suggested to me by the shop's front end guy, (did the lift myself at my brother's very well equipped shop) to get 3 alignments done.

    He did the first stock, 2nd, lifted with stock wheels and tires and then 3rd, lifted with oversized tires and the wheels.

    What difference between all 3. Those tires lasted quite sometime with scheduled rotations and pressure checks.

    Just a thought.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2008 at 4:55 AM
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    Wheels and Tires are staying on it.. already got bigger tires but on last week.. but ill let her know to get it done right away
     
  6. Oct 3, 2008 at 5:05 AM
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    I have always waited a few weeks after putting on a suspension lift so the springs will settle. If you get it aligned right after you install then when the spring settle and you lose 1/2 inch of lift you are out of alignment.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2008 at 11:41 AM
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    wat?
    hey 09...take it to one of the local firestones and get the lifetime alignment done for like $150-160 and u dont have to worry about paying again if u change the suspension or it goes out while wheeling
     
  8. Oct 3, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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  9. Oct 3, 2008 at 12:45 PM
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    align as soon as possible, doesnt matter where as long as they do alignments!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2008 at 2:57 AM
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    Firestone told my wife they wont do the alignment because its lifted and they cant get it to 100%
     
  11. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:57 AM
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    +1 on all those

    How'd you do the lift?? and Keep shopping around- you'll find someone who will.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2008 at 5:59 AM
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    I was asking around on the FJ Cruiser Forums about where I could get a lift installed, Done right, and for a good price.. and got a PM from one of the members offering to install the kit for us.
     
  13. Oct 4, 2008 at 6:00 AM
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    I found a place that claims they will do it for $70
     
  14. Oct 4, 2008 at 6:11 AM
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    That's cool...I guess I asked my question wrong tho- I more meant what kind of lift is it?? Cause I can see what Firestone might not want to do the work unless you've put in place all the parts to make all the adjustments (Like UCAs and spacers if needed).

    Go check that place out...and good luck!!
     
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    Its the Toytec Lift for 4x4 FJs OME Springs and Shocks. They said they wont do it because when they put the vehicle into the computer the ride hight is different from stock so it wont register properly
     
  16. Oct 4, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    I found a place.. thanks though.. the wife is dropping the FJ off now to get the lift installed..
     
  17. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:11 PM
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    wat?
    i took mine to the firestone behind the mall and they did it on mine like an hour after i installed the lift. i had less than 1k miles on it too i think
     
  18. Oct 4, 2008 at 4:17 PM
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    Ha thats the biggest bullshit Ive heard today. Funny how a truck accessory shop my buddy works at, they used to take ALL their trucks they had installed lifts on to the Firestone down the street for alignments! Never any issues except for duallys.
     
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