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Old August 17th, 2013, 12:35 PM
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I'm sitting at a Firestone to get two new tires and an alignment, as my front two tires were bald on the inside. I just had my 2005 Suburban aligned 13 months ago (30,000 miles). They are telling me that I should have it aligned every 6 - 9 months.

Mechanics: are pulling one over on me? I drove it for 5 years and 140,000 miles before it had its first alignment.

Sorry for the non-Defender question; however, I do not have any mechanic friends to ask.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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You should rotate your tires more often.

The only thing that is adjustable on these trucks it Toe. Camber is set by the swivel balls, Caster is set by the radius arms, bit of which are non adjustable.

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Old August 17th, 2013, 02:39 PM
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oops, details...

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Thanks Jeff and Jason. I know there are some Suburban (D90 towers) owners here and thought I should get some additional input.

I agree... Tires need to be rotated more often. 13 months and 30,000... I would have caught this earlier.

I am just curious if all mechanics recommend alignments as often a 6 months. Seems a bit often, especially if it never leaves pavement.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 03:44 PM
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I have an 04 Yukon xl 2500, and I have not had or needed an alignment until recently. Don't trust the sales pitch. Watch your tires and rotate them more often.
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Torsion bars are sagged which is causing excessive camber on the front tires. Not sure on an 05, but you should be able to crank them up to compensate.
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Depends on how often you take it off road, and how extreme. Not hard to knock it out of alignment hitting a big hole!
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Depends on how often you take it off road, and how extreme. Not hard to knock it out of alignment hitting a big hole!
Who the heck wheels a Suburban??
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Anything with independent suspension should be aligned every 15k miles in my opinion. I would also suggest doing a rotate and balance as well since its cheap.
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I'm sitting at a Firestone
The Firestone shops near me offer "lifetime" alignment for about $175. It's a little pricey, but you could have them align it every 6 months or every 6 days if you wanted to. With the talk about how LR3's eat tires, I'm tempted to buy it for that as soon as I replace the front lower control arms that I've been driving around with for over a month.
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