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?
Jeep JK Sahara Unlimited (started its life anyway)
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.
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.
Idaho Off-Road 4x4 club is an association of people brought together to share a single passion: Four Wheeling! We are a family oriented club dedicated to keeping our public lands open while practicing the policy of TREAD LIGHTLY!
We meet at 7 pm on the second Thursday of every month at Idaho Pizza in Meridian.