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post #1 of 6 Old 08-30-2011, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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Good alignment shop for a lifted Jeep in NY/LI?

I have just about had it with the local alignment shops.

I am sitting on 4" of lift with 33s (nothing extreme at all). I recently tinkered with the front end a bit (new tre's and ball-joints) and gave myself a DIY alignment to last me a few days. It was fine for a few days but I ended up going to a local alignment shop to make sure its spot-on to avoid eating tires any quicker than necessary since they are NOT cheap; I can get it damn near close but a laser can get it much closer than i can

I ended up going through 2 different places already, and each has re-checked the alignment and no matter how many times i go, i leave and its still not satisfactory. The re-check today at Metro On-Off-Road Tires ended up worse than their original. I am now with a crooked steering wheel and the Jeep pulling left.

Bottom line I give up and come back to the good ol' JF for help:
does anyone know of a reputable and knowledgable off-road/4X4 shop around Queens/Brooklyn/Long Island that can set the damn toe-in, have my Jeep drive straight AND make my wheel straight?

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-31-2011, 07:15 AM
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You can make your wheel straight. Just adjust the draglink sleeve.

As far as good alignment, given that all the shop is likley setting is toe why do you think your DIY is off? Does your tape measure need to be calibrated? Lots and lots of people on JF (myself included) set toe themselves all the time with good results.

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I've done the alignments myself time and time again, and you are right, i get damn near close but im a bit of a perfectionist and like to get it done as acurrately as possible.

I actually checked the alignment i got yest and it seems spot on with my calibrated tape measure (haha) but the Jeep pulls left, so i'd like to have someone look into for me and set it right ONCE and for all

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post #4 of 6 Old 09-01-2011, 01:34 AM
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planet automotive on rt 112 is a good place, a guy john works there. he is a member of outlawed offroad here on LI
he does alot of work on the groups rigs
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planet automotive on rt 112 is a good place, a guy john works there. he is a member of outlawed offroad here on LI
he does alot of work on the groups rigs
Im on OO too, i just need to start actually signing in a lite more often.

A buddy of mine from Queens actually suggested John as well so it seems like he is THE person to go to.

Thanks bud!

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post #6 of 6 Old 09-24-2011, 09:11 AM
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Hi guys, did my alignment by myself with a 1/8 inch tow in. (32" + 2" OME) As long as your steering links are not too rusty and they can be turned no big deal... My concerns about tge alignmentdealers are that they are doing their jobs everyday but only on 'regular' cars. So save the money and do it yourself... On the quadratec page they have a very good manual for doing it...
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