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Unread 02-24-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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Tj Alignment shop recommendations KC area

Just lifted my TJ 4 inches and have adjustable control arms and track bars. Anybody know of a good shop that will know what they're doing with a lifted jeep around the KC area or even anywhere nearby?

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Unread 03-02-2013, 10:38 AM   #2
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I've never used them, but i would go to chux trux.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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I've never used them, but i would go to chux trux.
Chux trux will rob you blind. Take to a local shop that does alignments that will provide you a printout of the specs.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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That is good to know. They are the only off road type shop i know of. Tires plus in Raytown was ok. They jacked everything up the first time, but the manager Brian made it right.
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Unread 03-09-2013, 09:00 PM   #5
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Chux Trux wanted $180 for a 4 wheel alignment. I ended up going to a shop in Columbia called Midwest autoworx that let me go in the shop and help with the alignment since all my control arms are adjustable. They would have got it right without me but they weren't sure how to adjust my savvy double adjustable arms and tried to dial my caster back to the factory 7 degrees that the hunter machine wanted. I interjected and told them to set the caster to 5.5 and everything worked out great. Best part was it only cost $75 and it was so nice that they let me stand there and make sure the arms got adjusted correctly. I didn't need a printout since I saw firsthand what the settings were. If anyone needs an alignment I'm sure they would let you do the same if you tell them you have a custom suspension like I did. The guys knew what they were doing it just saved a test drive with me there to give them an idea what the specs should be close to after the lift.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:46 PM   #6
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Chux Trux wanted $180 for a 4 wheel alignment. I ended up going to a shop in Columbia called Midwest autoworx that let me go in the shop and help with the alignment since all my control arms are adjustable. They would have got it right without me but they weren't sure how to adjust my savvy double adjustable arms and tried to dial my caster back to the factory 7 degrees that the hunter machine wanted. I interjected and told them to set the caster to 5.5 and everything worked out great. Best part was it only cost $75 and it was so nice that they let me stand there and make sure the arms got adjusted correctly. I didn't need a printout since I saw firsthand what the settings were. If anyone needs an alignment I'm sure they would let you do the same if you tell them you have a custom suspension like I did. The guys knew what they were doing it just saved a test drive with me there to give them an idea what the specs should be close to after the lift.
Awesome Glad to hear you got this done right and for a good pricetag!
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Unread 03-24-2013, 05:19 PM   #7
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http://www.4x4land.com/

These guys in Topeka have always been good to work with. I know that they aren't exactly in KC but worth the drive in my book.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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I'm thinking of using 4x4 land when I swap gearing in the future. They seem to be the only legit 4x4 shop anywhere close to KC.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 07:29 PM   #9
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I'm thinking of using 4x4 land when I swap gearing in the future. They seem to be the only legit 4x4 shop anywhere close to KC.
If you're gonna regear and you either can't do it or don't know anyone who can - don't just think about going to 4x4 Land. Just plan on going there. Mike Starkbaum knows his ****.
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