Ok, a friend of mine is putting on a lift and I mentioned that he should get an alignment done after the fact, which is what many people have told me to do after I did mine. He thinks that it does not have to be done since he is replacing the suspension with the same size lift. What do you all think, should he get the alignment done after putting on his lift?
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if he changed the lower control arms he will because of the cam bolts. Also if he added a adjustable trac bar a alignment would be a good idea.
Cherokee's don't have cam bolts on the lower arms. And yes, anytime you change any front suspension or steering parts the alignment should be checked.
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The only real driveway thing a normal person can adjust is the toe, which is what gets thrown off the most by lifting anyway (its an inverted Y setup, so the higher you go, the more toe in you get). Its also really easy, depending on how stuck the tie rod is for you. Look up driveway alignment and you will find the information on it. I used a 18" pipe wrench, some pipe for leverage, and a blowtorch to heat up the tie rod. Once it was free it wasn't a problem at all. Re centering the steering wheel is the same concept, except for me I could spin it by hand once the bolts were loosened.
And by the way, this is the XJ section, 97CherokeeSport, you have a a grand. For other issues use their section you will get better answers. Conveniently they share the steering so we can help with that.
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Originally Posted by speedbucket
perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
Originally Posted by Millermagic
It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.