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Getting my XJ new tyres put on this week and having all 4 wheels alined. XJ was built in the US and a mate as said that the camber wasn't always set properly for the UK roads.

 

Any tips in having it done properly.

 

 

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Ask Chrisby (one of the Admins) to recommend somewhere local to you Jason. 

 

There are many alignment 'specialists' who don't have a clue how to set up a 4x4 let alone a jeep.

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XJ does not require 4 wheel alignment, just a thrust alignment, its a solid axle to the rear so unless you've been rear ended seriously as in frame damage you align the front to the rear.  Also there is no left right separate, its in and out with the tierod unlike cars which have separate ends for left right. Most garages with laser alignment should just pull up the Cherokee in their computer and it will show up.

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Thanks lads for your comments

 

 

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Getting my XJ new tyres put on this week and having all 4 wheels alined. XJ was built in the US and a mate as said that the camber wasn't always set properly for the UK roads.

 

Any tips in having it done properly.

 

 

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Old wive's tale.

 

Simple front toe adjustment. Parallel, or a smidge of toe out if you run in full time 4WD. Centre the steering wheel on the drag link if it's off once the toe is set. Piece of Cake

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I did wonder how the camber could be adjusted on a solid axle... :suspect:

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Mike is quite right here , Simple adjust of the front total toe is all you have, However let's make sure you go somewhere using the right kit. The equipment should measure all 4 wheels simultaneously and reference the rear thrust line to set up the front (Thrust Line Alignment).

Make sure the kit performs run out compensation so the readings are accurate and poor fitment along with rim run out is measured and allowed for (Usually done by rolling the car).

A Hang on laser kit is not ideal but with the tolerances set by Jeep for the toe On your XJ you still won't go far wrong with this method if your preferred outlet only has this type of kit.

If you do want a garage with the right type of kit near to you message me and I'll suggest somewhere close to you :great:

 

 

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Wheel Power in Brockley :great: ,Marks is a great Guy. He'll look after you.

 

 

 

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Wheel Power in Brockley :great: ,Marks is a great Guy. He'll look after you.

 

 

 

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All done, went to wheel power. Front n/s was out. All done. Good service £35

 

 

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Great, Glad mark got you sorted, Little place but perfect service :great: And of course they have some great kit there :mdr:

 

 

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