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post #1 of 5 Old 04-05-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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diy alingnment

So i am doing a new tie rod and end tomorrow and need to know how to do an alignment
On my 79 cherokee.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-05-2013, 04:18 PM
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Jeep specifies a toe-in of 3/64 to 3/32 of an inch.

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Ok so how do i go about adjusting so i get those specs
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Ok so how do i go about adjusting so i get those specs
Measure mid way up both tires. Mark the exact halfway point with chalk.

Then find the exact center of the tire facing the front and the rear( as well as you can ). Width and height wise.

Then measure from the center to center facing the front, then facing from the rear of the vehicle.

To adjust the toe-in toe-out loosen the bolts on your drag link and rotate it to adjust toe. When they are good to go tighten it up.

This is how they taught us to do alignments in the field when I was in the Air Force.

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Ok so how do i go about adjusting so i get those specs
Jack up front, mark a spot on tread each tire. Set marks to front, level with the c/l of hub Measure distance between marks, rotate tires so marks are at rear, measure again. Calculate average. Set toe in so the front measurement is shorter than the average within the tolerance above

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