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Unread 09-30-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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I am looking for a good alignment shop in south jersey in the woodbury area. I could do the alignment myself at work but I would rather pay someone that has the experience with lifted vehicles and that will adjust all 4 of my control arms. A guy I work with suggested jacks alignment in medford. Id like to find a place closer but I might just end up taking it there.

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Unread 10-01-2012, 03:42 AM   #2
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Your average "alignment shop" will not be too excited about adjusting control arms. At best you would likely be charged the shop rate for a job that could very well take several hours.
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #3
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I know, i work for a car dealer. I can do it myself if I can find out what specs to set it at with the lift.
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Unread 10-02-2012, 04:11 PM   #4
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The rear should be adjusted to achieve the proper pinion angle. The correct angle depends on the type of driveshaft (double-cardan or single-cardan at the t-case). See Tom Woods web site for diagrams.

The front is a trade-off between pinion angle and caster. You cannot optimize both. I recommend 5 degrees positive caster. Any less and DW can become an issue.

If you take some measurements and do some triangle trigonometry then you can figure out how much to lengthen/shorten the control arms and avoid a trial-and-error procedure.
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