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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #1
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how much does a front end allignment usually cost?

i think im finally going to put together my budget boost and im trying to get a total cost for everything. what is an average cost for the allingment? thanks alot guys

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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:06 PM   #2
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I got a 4 wheel alignment for $99 bucks lifetime at Firestone complete auto care. They are nation wide and will cover me where ever I go. Usually runs 149 for that but got it on sale.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:12 PM   #3
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4 wheel? what is there to align in the back? Or did that include balancing?

Tires Plus I think quoted like 70 or so for a front end alignment, when I got new tires (didn't get the alignment, it didn't really need it). Call a shop, they should be able to tell you over the phone.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:12 PM   #4
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Usually somewhere around 60 bucks in this area...
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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #5
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Caster in the rear I believe.
One wheel may be farther forward than the other making you dog track down the road.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:25 PM   #6
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Les Schwab around here will charge about 75 bucks.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #7
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thanks guys..i will call a shop closer to when i am ready to take it there..i just wanted to get an idea now so i can start counting my moneys!
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Unread 01-11-2010, 04:56 PM   #8
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align it yourself. takes 15mins



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Caster in the rear I believe.
One wheel may be farther forward than the other making you dog track down the road.
you cant adjust rear caster on an xj
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:04 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=RoyalXJ;8669894]align it yourself. takes 15mins

can you give me some info on doing it myself..what all has to be adjusted with only 2 inches? thanks
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:27 PM   #10
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search on here. theres write ups
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:29 PM   #11
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mine cost 60 bucks at alignment specialties, but really the first time you go wheel it will most likely be put out of alignment. i would do your own as royal said
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:41 PM   #12
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the guy that posted the 4wheel alignment has a 06wrangler
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:45 PM   #13
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even in a cherokee your rearend can get out of alignment when you lift it. if you use lift blocks and dont have the axle perfectly centered it can make you dog track going down the road. , you could have bent axle which an alignment will tell you. its nice working at firestone life time for me is only 59.99
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Unread 01-11-2010, 05:48 PM   #14
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even in a cherokee your rearend can get out of alignment when you lift it. if you use lift blocks and dont have the axle perfectly centered it can make you dog track going down the road. , you could have bent axle which an alignment will tell you. its nice working at firestone life time for me is only 59.99

yeah but theres no adjustments they can do to get it back like on the TJs.
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Unread 01-11-2010, 07:46 PM   #15
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I have a BB on my 2000 XJ...I had no issues with my alignment when I did mine. Anything more than a BB I would def recommend taking it in regardless - because your replacing suspension components.

Here is what I did to make sure I didn't need an alignment. Had tires balanced when they were mounted. Get a good street tire pressure setup and see if you notice any pulling. If not get 200 miles or so on it and make sure your tires are waring evenly and you'll be set. I saw no reason to take it in and have not had any issues since. 5000 miles ago... No cupping or uneven wear. Good Luck!
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