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Post lift alignment question

I'm preparing to install a Rough Country/Crown spacer lift. Upon completion, is it required to immediately get an alignment done? (I'm not sure if it whacks out the front end geometry.)
Also, when upsizing to 265/70-17's have you went up to load range E tires or just maintain the load range C's?
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I just did my 2 inch lift and although the wheels looked straight and it drove ok it was definitely off when it was aligned. I used the same size tire and stayed with load range C so the ride would'nt be drastically altered. It drives the same as it did before only higher.
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Yes, it is suggested to immediately get the alignment done. You'll cause uneven wear on your tires if you wait too long.

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Thanks for the replies. My concern is a 20-30 miles drive between tire shop & alignment shop, but It seems I should be ok.
Can anyone report on their drop in mpg after lift & tire install?
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~2" lift before and after alignment specs:





Get it done. You're vehicle will handle worse, and tires will wear improperly if you don't.
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Thanks for the replies. My concern is a 20-30 miles drive between tire shop & alignment shop, but It seems I should be ok.
Can anyone report on their drop in mpg after lift & tire install?
Oh that should be fine. I drove on it about a week before I could get it aligned.
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Thanks for the replies. My concern is a 20-30 miles drive between tire shop & alignment shop, but It seems I should be ok.
Can anyone report on their drop in mpg after lift & tire install?
I didn't see a noticeable difference in MPG post lift/tire change.

My speedo is off by about 3 1/2 MPH though.


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I didn't see a noticeable difference in MPG post lift/tire change.

My speedo is off by about 4 MPH though.
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