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Old 02-20-2003, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how to align a front end on a 84 jeep cj-7 ? thanks......................ltr
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Old 02-20-2003, 10:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just set the toe-in on my rigs. I use a tape and measure side wall to side wall both front and back. I set the front with a toe in of 1/8" to 1/4". It's always worked for me
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks, I was thinking along the lines of what nut to turn where and what to adjust , thanks
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Old 02-20-2003, 12:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ummm, ok, here goes. The tie rod connects the drivers side steering knuckle to the passengers side knuckle. There is a large nut on each side where the tie rod end threads in. Loosen both nuts then turn the tie rod until you get the desired amount of toe in. You might have to use a pipe wrench to twist the rod. Make sure you tighten the nuts when you're done.

If you have a steering stabilizer that's attached to the tie rod, remove it before making any adjustments.

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Old 02-20-2003, 12:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks, that is what I was looking for...........ltr
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Old 02-20-2003, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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my .02... spend $40 and have it done professionally before you ruin a couple of expensive tires.
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or spend ~$80 at a Firestone shop and get lifetime alignment so you can get it redone after every offroad trip
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Old 02-20-2003, 11:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I was hoping to correct it enough so I could go to the aliment shop but it after doing a little bit more reserch I plan on giving it a try worse comes to wore I can roll over to a aliment shop............ltr
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