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Need an alignment shop

Post by dis_dis » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:00 pm

Hi guys,

I recently lifted my JK and put in 35" tires and after my first trip to Rausch Creek the Jeep started pulling to the left.
I went to my local Firestone to do alignment today and the guy got wide eyed when he saw the Jeep and was like
- Uhm you have big tires.
I was like - Yeah?
- Uhm I dont know if our alignment tool will fit them. Oh and your Jeep is lifter right?
I was like - Yeah ?!?
- Uhm so we won't be able to align it to factory standards even if we can fit it.

I made an appointment to go see if their tool will fit, but lost all confidence in them, lol
Could someone recommend local shops in the area that do decent job aligning Jeeps?
I live in Silver Spring.

Thanks

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by ReneDave » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:18 pm

For a lifted Jeep that's been offroad tweaked a place like Appalachian Offroad is worth the drive.
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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by Med!c » Fri May 10, 2013 11:00 pm

if u feel like driving to mt. airy there is a good shop there that does decent alignment work. They actually charge hourly so it doesnt really benefit them to charge you 100 bucks and spend 10 minutes on the truck.

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by wesleypipesyo » Fri May 10, 2013 11:47 pm

A measuring tape and an hour and you can do it yourself.
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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by mmacro » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:42 am

X2 for Appalachian Offroad...

He is very fair and builds off-road vehicles from ground up, so he really knows what he is doing. I took my TJ to him when my rear main seal blew. He opened it up to fix it and called me to ask if I wanted to replace the other seals on the axle. He offered to do it at no extra labor since he had the thing open already... Just cost of parts.
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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by theotherwhitemeat » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:13 pm

precision tune on York/warren in Cockeysville, they do great work, great prices and don't play around.
they are REALLY busy so call ahead, tell them "chumley" sent ya lol

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by sherwoodiv » Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:09 pm

Tape measure x2 it's easier than you think.
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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by Boodyrider » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:48 pm

If it didn't start pulling until after Rausch, bet on a bent drag link and/or tie rod. Take it to Appalachian. Just do it.
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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by moritania » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:44 am

mmacro wrote:X2 for Appalachian Offroad...
He is very fair and builds off-road vehicles from ground up assurance chat, so he really knows what he is doing. I took my TJ to him when my rear main seal blew. He opened it up to fix it and called me to ask if I wanted to replace the other seals on the axle. He offered to do it at no extra labor since he had the thing open already... Just cost of parts.

Currently , there are few people who are nice.
You were lucky , someone like that is very valuable .

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by Ajareku » Sun May 08, 2016 11:50 am

Med!c wrote:if u feel like driving to mt. airy there is a good shop there that does decent alignment work taxi. They actually charge hourly so it doesnt really benefit them to charge you 100 bucks and spend 10 minutes on the truck.
you can specify the name of this store please

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by johnniewalk » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:54 am

heard a lot about Watkin spring, everyone used to bring their lowered cars there years ago for alignments and also 4wheelparts are the best for jeep Alignment.thank you.

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by renbert » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:19 am

I recommend Cheseldine. I usually go there for an alignment.

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Re: Need an alignment shop

Post by Manic_Mechanic » Mon May 28, 2018 8:29 am

butler in frederick is very good with lifted jeeps and trucks with over sized tires
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