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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:10 PM   #1
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Ummm.... A little help please!!

So here's the deal.... As some of you already know, I recently put a 2" RC lift and 1.5" RC spacers on. I put brand new tires on and brought it in for alignment. The tech calls and says that I need to take it to a specialty shop because there is no camber adjustment on the front end and he can't just put spacers in. Also, that because there is no adjustment on the rear track bar, the lift caused the rear end to shift 1.5" to the drivers side.... Is this an inexperienced tech or have a lot of you had to deal with this as well? I'd like to get some advice because I wasn't aware a 2" lift caused this much dilemma with alignment. Thanks in advance!

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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #2
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Also, I was told that I may have to purchase adjustable ball joints and a track bar bracket?
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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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Sounds like. Crappy place. I have 10,000 miles on my tires after the lift and am having great even wear on the tires. Also yes the rear axle does move towards the drivers side due to the lift but it doesn't really hurt anything besides looking a little goofy. I still haven't bought a new rear track bar and everything is fine. I would take it somewhere else. I had mine aligned at a Tires Plus and it tracks nice and straight.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 12:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up... I called the jeep dealer and they said no problem. Should I get an adjustable track bar? What is the cost?
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Unread 10-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #5
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It's pretty common it seems for shops be confused by the IFS on these. Seen numerous posts from people with the same response from a "tech". But yes, camber is fully adjustable. And yes, rear trak will be off. No biggie though. There are adjustable track bars out there, I doun't have one. It can't hurt to get one, but again, really a non-issue. It's throw up a little more mud on one side is all.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 01:08 PM   #6
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If you have the money go ahead and get the track bar. I could see that if you were going to offroad it, you could have more rubbing on one side vs the other when you flex the rear suspension. For me, I need to spend my money other places right now and will wait on the track bar. I think you can get an adjustable track bar for under $200.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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Ok so I guess I'll pass on the track bar. If it isn't hurting anything, I can care less. Ill just get the front aligned and go on about my business. Seems ridiculous to me that a guy who does tires and alignments for a living doesn't know how to do an 'alignment'! It can't be THAT much different from any other IFS SUV out there.... What a joke!!
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Unread 10-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #8
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Seems ridiculous to me that a guy who does tires and alignments for a living doesn't know how to do an 'alignment'! It can't be THAT much different from any other IFS SUV out there.... What a joke!!
Exactly how I feel when I see things like this posted. The funny thing is, they can search the internet for about 3 minutes and find directions on how to adjust the camber.
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Unread 10-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #9
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Yeah exactly! No $***!! I did exactly that but I wasn't going to call him back, tell him how to do it and trust him with my alignment. SMFH!
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