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Old June 29th, 2014, 11:28 AM
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I put a set of 35's on yesterday with new rims (finally have beadlocks now!)... Do I need an alignment? It drives straight (though that maybe the trutracs)... I had one done about a year ago....
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Old June 29th, 2014, 12:13 PM
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The only thing to align on a Defender is toe. You do it with a tape measurer. You do not need to take it to anywhere to get done. All clearly explained in the workshop manual.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 02:11 PM
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Mark the tires all the way around the circumference by jacking up front axle, put chalk/marker on the ground and spin the tire around. Then measure the front and back of the tire and adjust the tie rod till the lengths are equal.
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Old June 29th, 2014, 04:16 PM
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Kay, thanks for explaining the process but do I need one?
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Old June 29th, 2014, 07:23 PM
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What I mean is does a wheel and tire change necessitate a realignment if none of the steering components have been touched?
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No. Nothing requires an alignment unless you touched the tie rod.
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But it is always good to check and only takes a minute to do.
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But it is always good to check and only takes a minute to do.
Great that makes sense... My tie rods have guards and are a bitch to get to... I didn't want to stick my nose in there unless I needed to... Thanks (really,not being sarcastic) for the info... It gives me a better idea of what's involved and it doesn't sound to difficult (on another truck lol)
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