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    Hey Guys & Gals – The family and I recently (late summer) relocated back to Boise after being away for roughly 8 years. Over those years I’ve got into running Jeeps (first a TJ and now a JK) and have been fortunate to have some good shops around me. Any recommendations on a good shop in the area? I haven’t had much luck with BUCK’s so i’m looking for options.

    Problem: I recently tried to have an alignment done (jeep was drifting right) and the tire shop told me my drivers side castor is running 8.1* and my passenger 5.6* so they couldn’t align. I’ve tried using my own angle finders and my readings are all over the place (cheap harbor freight digital); taken on the front axle C mine tended to read 9.8* driver side. Anyway overall reduction by way of lengthening my upper control arm seems to be roughly 3* on the drivers side; so far I’ve left my passenger untouched. technically that should put me at 5.1* if the shops numbers were correct.
    Here is the kicker: I’m worried because my angle at the hole next to the pumpkin was previously 89.70 and now it reads 87.00 (which I think is too low?). My drive line angle changed from 8* to 7.2* and i’m not sure if that is an issue..
    Any help your group could give would be much appreciated! You guys have room for a newbie?

    Rig Details:
    Jeep JK Sahara Unlimited (started its life anyway)
    Transmission: Manual
    Suspension: 5.5″ Rock Krawler Long Arm; Fox 2.0 adj. shocks/res; Fox steering stabilizer
    Wheels & Tires:17″ Method wheels; 37″ Goodyear Wrangler MT/R’s with Kevlar
    Bumpers: Smittybuilt Front and Rear
    Armor: custom shop underarmor
    Drivetrain: 5:13 gearing; Sway bar disconnects; G2 Core44 front Axle; Tom Woods Front Drive Shaft; Front & Rear ARB Air Lockers with ARB air compressor.
    Winch: Westin Tmax 9500
    Performance: RIPP Supercharger with intercooler; ARB compressor; AEV Snorkel
    Lights:3 X 10″ LightForce Round lights
    CB with Firestik; Surco roof cross bar system.


    Garden City


    I would stop by and talk with Kevin at American Vintage 4×4. 707 Ralstin in Meridian.
    Kevin is a member here and goes by Midnight Burn on this forum. He owns the shop.



    Thanks Tumbleweed! I wasn’t aware of that shop and will stop by his place. I appreciate the quick response.

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    I stopped in and met Kevin. Good guy and he’s got me scheduled in. Thanks again for the recommendation.

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    Sounds like you have a great build going on your rig. Look forward to seeing you at a club meeting?
    We have a club run this weekend. Sounds like your rig should be just the ticket. Check the club site. :occasion5:
    Anyone and everyone is invited, as long as you meet trail requirements :rules:



    76CJ5 – I’ll jump on the site and try to get signed as an official member this week.
    The kids have a soccer tournament this weekend so I might have to miss the run…
    Would love to join you guys if I can make it work though! I’m ready to get the Jeep out.

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