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    Default Alignment After Replacing Drag Link / Pitman Arm TRE?

    Just test drove my Jeep after replacing the drag link / pitman arm TRE. I can't really tell if that fixed my shimmy issues...something feels weird in the steering...I need to drive it more.

    The steering wheel is noticably off, but would my alignment be thrown off as well after the swap? I know the tie rod adjusts the alignment and the drag link adjusts the steering wheel.

    Sure, I could just check my toe in...but at the moment it's just easier to post up for some input...
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    Swapping pretty much any of the front parts will cause the alignment to be off. I would have it done.
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    okay...thanks! checked my toe...was 63.25 front and rear. need to come in a little and re-center my steering wheel...
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    Yeah, you could probably get away with just turning it in one turn and adjusting your draglink for the steering wheel.
    Have you touched your ball joints and unit bearings yet?

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    no...hopefully I won't have to. I need to take her for a long test drive now and see how she's doing. but...my alignment might be a factor now as well! so...
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    I would set your toe yourself right now.
    If you have to replace your ball joints and unit bearings, you'll just need to get it alligned again.

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