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Unread 12-01-2001, 09:25 AM   #1
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Allignment?????

After putting the dropped pitman arm on, everythings seems out of allignment. My steering wheel is cocked to the left and my Jeep will weave to the right on the highway. I took it to 6 shops here in Alexandria and 3 wont touch it because it has "the wrong size tire". The other 3 would do it but for $70 or more. Should I suck it up or is there an alternative (I vowed never to bring my jeep to a shop again) any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 12-01-2001, 10:56 AM   #2
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Yep suck it up. I took mine to get alligned
the right way!Replaced my tierods myself but
let the shop do the allignment.Got the bill for 75.00 and said whats this!48.95 is what it says on the sign.Do to 31/10.50 it was extra.And guess what else?They want warranty
it like they do cars.Because it a off roader.
For 75.00 I should get at least 1 more adjustment.
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Unread 12-01-2001, 11:00 AM   #3
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Oh forgot, the guy said it throws the specs
off with bigger tires so it does take extra time.Sat there for 2 hours he worked on it the whole time!!
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Unread 12-01-2001, 11:21 AM   #4
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Without question, the most crooked shops are alignment shops. Especially when the setup on a Jeep is so so simple. To align your steering wheel, loosen the connections on your draglink at both ends. Rotate the draglink until your wheel is where you want it, then tighten it all back up.

The only real adjustment on a YJ is toe in. Simply jack up the front end, spin the tires and hold a piece of chalk (or nail or something to mark the tire) against the tire as it spins. Then, using the tie rod to adjust, make sure the measurement on the lines you drew is 7/16th of an inch less between the front of the tires than it is on the rear of the tires.

Came back to correct the measurement since someone quoted it. I found the measuremeant is 3/16ths, not 7/16ths.
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Unread 12-01-2001, 01:49 PM   #5
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Would it be wise to adjust your toe-in first then your drag link? Or are the two adjustments independent?
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Unread 12-01-2001, 06:45 PM   #6
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Independant of each other.
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