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Old October 21st, 2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Today i took my jeep to get an alignment before winter just to find both of my outer tie rods are toast... Does anyone know if its possible to do the alignment myself after installing the new tie rods

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Old October 22nd, 2009, 03:30 AM   #2
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You can get it close enough to drive it to an alignment shop. If it is not a daily driver and something you just beat up in the trails I would do it myself, get it as close as possible and call it a day. If it something such as a daily driver with good tires you for sure want an alignment shop get it balls on right.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 07:37 AM   #3
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Pretty much as said above. Also, I just tape measure most of my vehicles to 1/8 toe in and drive them. I don't see excessive tire wear, so it works for me.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 07:42 AM   #4
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I'd just go get it alignment it's only gonna cost at tops $100!
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Do it yourself. 1/8" toe in and you will be golden! I aligned my Cherokee after installing the lift and the tires are wearing great and it IS my DD. 30,000 miles and only wore out 1/2 the tread.
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just get the pro alignment. it will ensure your tires wear evenly and no problems exist
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 08:19 AM   #7
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I used to do alignments. It will save you a lot money to just set it at 1/8" tow in. The only time you need to get a full alingment is when you replace ball joints or control arms.
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count the number of times you turn the tie rod to get it out, thread new one in same amount of turns and this will get to pretty close, then measureto see if you have a slight toe in
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