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Old 06-12-2004
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I always thought I might need an alignment soon after I put on my body lift but I never thought much of it...until this weekend. My uncle that helped me put it on said that I should get my speedo fixed and my chip burned ASAP because with the bigger tires and the speedo thrown off he said it could cause all sorts of problems with my gas mileage, ABS, and other things. He said he could fix that at work for me I would just have to bring it up there and he would do it no charge. Then he said that I should look into an alignment too because the lift and tires probably threw it off some. I have been noticing my truck running very rough the past couple of days and my front left tire is wearing much faster than the others and none of them are wearing at the same rate. So now I got to go get an alignment which will be 50-100 bucks and then not too far down the road I will have to replace these tires because ive already worn about 50% of them in just 5'000-10'000 miles. :x
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Well my tires are ruined...

the body lift (gasp) has nothing to do with your alignment being bad, more then likley you have bad parts such as balljoints/shocks.
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once you get the alignment done they should be ok. i have a lifetime alignment on my truck i bought from firestone for 120. alreayd used it many times, esp after offroading
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04EDGE is also right, but rangers are notorious for getting out of alignment on their own. you may want to look into a lifetime align like mine. best $120 ive spent
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yahh i paid $50 for my allignment at my lift shop, they didn't tell me that they could also have done the lifetime for $120 :( is so i would have got that. eventually i will get the lifetime. how often do you think it should be checked? that is under normal driving conditions
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Ben dont be sad, it looks like you can get better tire for a good reason now!!
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I think with the amount of off-roading and abuse my truck's suspension sees, an alignment would be good for about a week. I've never aligned my truck, but rotate my tires regularly and they are wearing pretty evenly.
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Well, the only alignment I had done was over at Steeda when they lowered the truck. They did a "Sport Tuned Alignment" which could be some fancy name, but probably not. It has been 13 months since it had been lowered and no problems at all.
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Ben dont be sad, it looks like you can get better tire for a good reason now!!
Exactly what I was thinking :D

Well going to get the chip burned tomorrow and then eventually this week get and alignment so hopefully ill get something (like a little better gas mileage) out of this deal.
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The only way larger tires hurt gas mileage is by having a larger rotational mass. Your odometer will be affected by a percentage, and your brakes will have to work harder (or you'll have to slow down sooner) due to the increased weight. But I guess if my tires wore that poorly, I would have had my alignment checked, too.
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tell me about it after my tires my front brakes go every year, Thats why i got lifetime brake pads from murry's, little do they know :) !!!
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murrays "house" brand pads are junk and your lucky you even get a year out of them LOL !
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murrays "house" brand pads are junk and your lucky you even get a year out of them LOL !
No, I got the better kind not murry's cheap brand.
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No, I got the better kind not murry's cheap brand.
this is for you Stone......i pulled up one of the oldest threads on here just for you......
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Lol
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wow this is gay...
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wow this is gay...
i figured since everybody else was bringing back old post, i would bring back one of the 1st post on the board....
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you do realize this annoys moderators and like them to get temp ban happy right?


specially when you do it on purpose
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DO IT DO IT....hehe
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