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Thats why we try to do everything in house, tired of throwing $$$$ away at dishonest or know nothing shops.
25 years ago I decided my money was better spent on tools and knowledge so I could DIY
Now with the jackstand, string and angle gauge alignment its super easy on say my F350 and even the TTB Bronco II. But the FJ cruiser and the IFS explorer's do take a bit more doing. It really helps if the original alignment is kept in the upper control arms and the vehicle is already close. Then its just a slight camber adjustment and then toe. Most of the times the camber can be brought back to 0 degrees with just the torsion bolts and the tie rods turned for proper toe.
Align the rzr, no problem. solid axle full size truck, no problem. The ttb setup no problem. IFS ranger/Explorer can take all day.
The best trick I know is to measure FIRST then make the corrections...trying to make corrections with the truck on jack stands or tires is near impossible. You must have the truck sitting on all 4's, at ride height, suspension settled, tires adjusted, wheel straight then measure how many degrees of camber correction and how much toe adjustment needed. Jack it up, make adjustments, drop it down, jump on the front bumper 50 times...check again... the final toe adjustment can be made with truck on ground.
This way it usually takes longer to get the jack stands and string out then it does to make the actual adjustments
Last edited on Fri May 11th, 2018 09:20 am by 410customs
I build custom RBV, specializing in drivetrain conversions, wiring, suspension and complete custom trucks