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    Best alignment shop

    Looking for an alignment shop in Reno/Sparks area for my lifted jeep, has a little shimmy and would like to find it to fix it
    03 TJ... front and rear ARB. 4:56 gears, 4.5" lift, Warn 5 on 4.5 hub conversion, 33" TrXus Mud Terrain, heavy duty SYE, Tummy Tucker, winch, front and rear tow hooks.

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    Ayres down off Rock Blvd. They've always treated me and friends I've referred right on our visits.
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    I've seen them mentioned before, I'll give the a call.
    Thanks

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    Took it to Ayres, good work and nice people to deal with.
    Thanks RelentlessTaco

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    I always go to Ayres for an alignment. The guys are nice and very knowledgeable.

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    Are Folbeck and Ayres still the best? I just paid $90 at Les Schwab and it still pulls right. Jeep Cherokee with a 4" short arm kit installed and they had it for 3 hours. Still not within spec and I don't expect them to refund me or work on this until it's right. I just have to complain about it until they tell me they won't refund me, or fix it.
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    Nates Precision does off road vehicle alignments. They do a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyChemist View Post
    Are Folbeck and Ayres still the best? I just paid $90 at Les Schwab and it still pulls right. Jeep Cherokee with a 4" short arm kit installed and they had it for 3 hours. Still not within spec and I don't expect them to refund me or work on this until it's right. I just have to complain about it until they tell me they won't refund me, or fix it.
    Something to consider, if it pulled before you had them align it there is a good chance the tires have a wear pattern that will keep it pulling even after the alignment is set.
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    They said it pulled because the tires were low. So they aligned it without setting the pressure. Oh and they want over $500 to install the adjustable ball joints so they can align it instead of using the adjustable "radial arms" on the jeep. I'm never going to Les Schwab for an alignment again. They just won't touch the control arms to adjust the front axle to get everything in line. I'm going to assume it is because they don't know how and refuse to tell me "we don't adjust those so we're only going to adjust your toe." I'll assume there is a wear pattern pulling it one direction.

    Downside is I work in Carson so getting the vehicle to the shops in Reno takes a lot more effort than dropping it off on lunch and getting a ride back later. Plus most close at 5 which I could possibly deal with if I could just get there in time to pay and grab keys.

    Previous owner told me it was aligned in Battle Mountain. If it was they never recentered the steering wheel because it was WAY off (like a full rotation) so it's been a fun learning process since I never knew how to do that before.
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    My track bar is a little off, so my front axle is 1" to one side. I've had it aligned at three different places since then and each time asked them to recenter the axle. All said they would and none of them ever did.

    Yes I can center it and should, but each time I needed an alignment I was busy. I even said I'd be willing to pay extra to have them do this and they never did.

    So, I think alignment places just want to throw it on the rack, adjust what they are used to and move on. Good luck finding anyone who will do more than that. I'd adjust your control arms yourself and find a spot you like before taking it in.

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    I considered getting under there and turning some stuff just to change the angles and see what it measures out to next time it’s on the rack. Les Schwab only guarantees it for 30 days. I’m sure the lift kit company said to install the control arms to stock length assuming someone with knowledge would adjust it properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by bdevr View Post
    Wow, this thread is like a ping pong match with 8 players on an octagonal table. Pointless and dizzying...

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