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Old 10-25-2016, 12:52 PM   #1
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I decided to make a thread since a few of have Wranglers, Cherokees, etc. Figured it'd be good to post pics, questions, and whatnot.

Anyways, I have a alignment question. I put a Aev 2.5" lift with geometry correction brackets on and NTB says they can't align it without adjustable ball joints to correct the camber. They said if they adjusted anything that my car would pull hard to the right.

I called Aev and they said to try another shop or have them set the correct toe and not to worry about the camber if it's not bad.

So my question is if I had to do adjustable ball joints, would I need adjustable upper and lowers or just one of them? I already ordered these, but not sure if it'll be enough or I have to order the adjustable uppers as well.

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Note- 2008 JK 2 door. New lift, endlinks, tie bar, and drag bar.
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Old 10-25-2016, 12:56 PM   #2
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I'd take it somewhere else (indy shop preferably).
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:05 PM   #3
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From having previously taken a lowered car to Sears and nearly having it destroyed, I can tell you that chain shops are the wrong people to handle anything related to your suspension, steering, or tires.

Those guys are trained on standard everything and don't have the intelligence or experience to handle anything unusual.
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:11 PM   #4
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Find a different shop.

Oh and you started a Jeep thread without posting a pic of your Jeep doing Jeep things? WTF?

Guess I'll start...

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Oh and you started a Jeep thread without posting a pic of your Jeep doing Jeep things? WTF?
Is this considered a "jeep thing"?

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*ahem* let's make this an SUV/off-road in general thread...my girl posing in the Thousand Islands hood.

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Is this considered a "jeep thing"?
Its better than a pic of your alignment report...

How about it not on pavement?
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Is this considered a "jeep thing"?

Nice! I'm really liking the stance on this one. What kind of lift kit did you go with? The bumper/rock sliders/fender mods are tasteful too. I'm looking at doing something similar on my TJ but have a rust monster to tame first.

Hopefully it's not always that clean and you get it off the pavement once in a while for some fun.
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Its better than a pic of your alignment report...

How about it not on pavement?
Don't have any pics of that off road, would have to go to the rover for that.






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Nice! I'm really liking the stance on this one. What kind of lift kit did you go with? The bumper/rock sliders/fender mods are tasteful too. I'm looking at doing something similar on my TJ but have a rust monster to tame first.

Hopefully it's not always that clean and you get it off the pavement once in a while for some fun.
It's the wife's weekend vehicle. She loves going topless, but she says a standard convertible car is too feminine, so she went with a soft top jeep.


This was her weekend vehicle prior to the Jeep.

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*ahem* let's make this an SUV/off-road in general thread...my girl posing in the Thousand Islands hood.


It says Jeep thread, not grocery cart thread.
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Whenever I have the thought of how nice it would be to have a job where I could work outside (usually on one of those rare perfect weather days), I think of the people you'd have to work with...this is the kind of image that comes to mind.

Then I snap out of it and get back to work at my desk job.
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Here's a few shots right after I got the lift on.

So far I've done 2.5" lift, geo brackets, front bumper, exhaust, steering stabilizer, toe bar, drag bar, and fender flares. Tires and winch coming soon. I can't off road it till early next year anyways.

Edit- That lift was one of the biggest pain in the ass projects I've ever done on a car. All my endlinks were seized on, as well as my rear lower shock mounts. I had to cut them all off and order new stuff (wish I would of researched guys using rear endlinks up front...). The front upper shock bolts also got the axe. All of my shocks were toast and I could collapse them between my hands and watch them take a min to expand.

I swear every bolt on this thing was made to never get removed. When I did my trans filter a snapped one of the frame mount skid plate bolts.

That's why I'm dreading having to do ball joints. I just don't want to deal with and all the shops I've called want $400 ish.
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Also, if I never had it aligned before the lift, would the tires be causing the camber issue from wear? I did notice uneven wear on the front driver side when I pulled it off.
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Also, if I never had it aligned before the lift, would the tires be causing the camber issue from wear? I did notice uneven wear on the front driver side when I pulled it off.
This is just a guess on my part, but i think if you post your question on the jeep forum below, you may get a better answer.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/
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This is just a guess on my part, but i think if you post your question on the jeep forum below, you may get a better answer.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/
I glanced around there a bit and saw NFRs2000nyc had posted on some of the topics. I was hoping the jeep guys here or people who have dealt with alignment issues could chime in.
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So this happened this morning. Thankfully it happened pulling out of the driveway. The instructions said run it between the shock and spring but it was super tight. I wasn't a fan of the kits brake brackets from the start.

Ordering ss lines today...
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