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Old 08-07-2013, 04:54 PM
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I have the stock wrangler sra tires with the white lettering.. i am not really a fan of that so im wanting to switch them inside out. is it true that i will also lead an alignment just for turning them inside out? a shop told me i would and it doesnt make sense... help really appreciate thank you!
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Alignment, no. Balancing, yes.
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thank you for the response... a stupid question here but what is the difference between balancing and aligning?
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I've never heard of needing an alignment just for flipping the tires.
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how many of you hAve the locking lug nuts installed? the one that come in the glove compartment?
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I have the locking lugs installed on my Longhorn.
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I have them installed on my Lone Star
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thank you for the response... a stupid question here but what is the difference between balancing and aligning?
An alignment is to ensure your tires/wheel are running true/straight with the right amount of camber etc.
A balancing ensures the tires/rims are not heavy on one side causing wheel shake that you can feel in the steering wheel while driving.

Google some vids or more info as I am sure there is a ton of it out there?

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how many of you hAve the locking lug nuts installed? the one that come in the glove compartment?
Mine came installed, the key is in the glove box.
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Save yourself the time and money. I dislike raised white letters on my tires and simply use a black majic marker to black them out. Been doing that for years and works very well. Just did it on my new one as well.
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Save yourself the time and money. I dislike raised white letters on my tires and simply use a black majic marker to black them out. Been doing that for years and works very well. Just did it on my new one as well.
How is longevity?
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