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: Front end alignment specifications?


multihull
02-07-2012, 05:02 AM
Can someone quote me the front end alignment specifications for the Commander. I would like to know what the toe in/toe out spec is. And is there a camber angle spec as well. The camber is not usually done but can be adjusted on the mounting bolts of the lower control arms if required.
I look forward to your feed back.

jeep5253
02-07-2012, 01:07 PM
Here they are---> http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10811 (http://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10811) Real easy to find using the forum's search function.

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BrendenV
02-07-2012, 07:53 PM
Has anyone tried to do their own alignment? I was able to do an alignment on my Suzuki samurai with a tape measure before and I know the XK needs an alignment but don't wanna pay for it.


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robby
02-07-2012, 08:11 PM
Has anyone tried to do their own alignment? I was able to do an alignment on my Suzuki samurai with a tape measure before and I know the XK needs an alignment but don't wanna pay for it.


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Brendon,
Your Samuri only had adjustable toe in and one could be reasonably close doing that one with a tape measure (you had a straight front axle)
Your Commander has caster and camber adjustments that must be made followed up with a toe in adjustment......no tape measuring on this type IFS system.

No freebe here my friend, unless you have a alignment guy that owes you a favor, LOL.

Rob

BrendenV
02-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Dang lol thought I'd ask. Figures the cheap car had cheap maintenance!


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multihull
02-08-2012, 05:07 AM
Toe in/out is a very basic set up and easy to measure but how would you measure camber.
I have just replaced the lower control arms on my Commander. I have tried to set my new control arms in a similar position to the original ones. This is a bit hit and miss as they may not be an exact shape/match to the original ones plus I also have JBA upper control arms that position the york further out than the OEM UCA's. Does anyone have a smart but simple method for the home mechanic to easily measure camber?
I'm thinking a very level garage floor, a plumb bob and a tape measure and a calculator.
I look forward to some brilliant ideas!

Raid
02-08-2012, 11:05 AM
You could get one or two of these for the caster and camber... http://advantagewheelalignment.com/camber_gauge.html

You could also try your local community college with an automotive department. My school only charges $10 for non-student cars. We just got the new Hunter Hawk Eye system and I've thrown my jeep up there a couple times after wheeling. It's a very precise system.