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Alignment After Lift - Twice?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by LiftMeUp, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    I've read that you really do need an alignment almost immediately after installing a lift. I plan on installing a 3" lift on front so I know I'll need an alignment.

    But my question is, suppose I jump up in tire size (probably 1" to 1.5") a couple months after lift and alignment, do I need to get it aligned again? TIA
     
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  2. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    It wouldn't hurt to at least have it checked after install new tires. Depending on where you get the alignment done, it will come with a warranty (usually about 6 months). Some places offer a lifetime alignment for as long as you own the vehicle.
     
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  3. Apr 15, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    Definitely will check into! I just want to get the lift put on first to see what kind of space I'm looking at for tires. Thanks.
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    I always mark my cam tabs after an alignment. Most alignment places don't torque them down enough and can easily shift, especially offroading. I personally wouldn't pay to do it again after just changing tires, as long as your marks haven't moved.
     
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  5. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    I would not either unless I knew I had hit something hard enough to knock alignment off.
     
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  6. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    I’d say helps to get a 2nd alignment in the event the new lift settles a bit more a few weeks after the initial install. As for getting one after going up in tire size, I don’t think a larger tire would necessarily affect suspension angles, but it wouldn’t hurt to get one nonetheless.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:34 AM
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    Good idea!
     
  8. Apr 16, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    probably just hurt the wallet
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    True, but some Firestone shops offer “all-you-can-eat” lifetime alignments if you pay a premium. I paid $199 for it last year and got an alignment after suspension install and then got another one a few weeks later to accomodate for any settling.
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2019 at 11:58 AM
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    Gonna have to look into that cause I figure it may settle and also a single time is what 95, so not a bad deal.
     
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