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Now that all the parts from the Iron Rock Off Road Long Arm kit have been installed along with the new ball joints and tie rods it is time to get the WJ sitting straight. Let's see how good we did. -Enjoy
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50 thoughts on “Jeep wj: the alignment”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars PRO AUTOMOTIVE says:

    ty for this video i fixed my jeep grand and it works great

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Timothy f says:

    Do you have any updates on this? I am curious as to what you've done to correct the handling issues

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Johnny Sechrist says:

    Even here in the south I used antiseize on tie rod ends a few times I sealed that split on adjusting sleeve to waterproof it.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars r perron says:

    Hey Eric O, I know this video is a few years old but I currently watch your YouTube videos and a dig what you do. I’m a fan. Anyhoo, was curious what is the sept 2021 update to your WJ? Is she still running like a champ? Did you get her dialed in? I’ve 6 of the 99-04 WJs, currently own an 04 with the big 4.7. Look forward to a possible video on her. If you have updated viewers on WUW my apologies brother. Best to you, mrs O and your crew.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jamey Barisoff says:

    Shoulda kept it stock.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sutton Coldfield says:

    Gosh, all this work so MrsO can drive down to the store

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nesto Batista says:

    Hey yoo i have a 2001 jeep grand cherokee laredo v6 2wd i took it for alignment on a machin 4wheel aalignment and it didnt change anything at all it still does rhe same lol what could be the cause HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME OUT I APPRECIATED

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Sawyer says:

    Rule of thumb down south….if you want it to be nice on the highway, then no more than 4" of lift.
    If you want to conquer the mud holes, and run 44" tires….then raise it to the sky with a body lift and six inch chassis lift. Put in on a trailer on the highway.

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Greenspeed says:

    Really nice video, thank you

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Opdahl says:

    Time for an update video, how does the IRO 6 inch lift drive?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars matt orton says:

    Any updates on the wj?

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve G says:

    You said aftermarket…

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    Fun to come along with you on this journey.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joe Bourgoin says:

    Have you checked into drag link and trac bar angles? Trail forged makes a kit to flatten both angles closer to stock which should reduce bump steer, maybe it can also reduce the overall wandering effect on uneven roads as well. I am going to install it soon (Ultimate Steering Kit)

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! colin strachan says:

    have you tried a steering damper

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Prachak Leelauva says:

    Where is your shop I need to do my Jeep wj alignment.

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars alexcuba avila says:

    hi i have a 2002 jeep grand cherokee , i try to performed an alignment on the shop that i work but camber , caster is out of alignment , manufacture does not specify adjustment . how can i fix that , thanks is advance

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars dave g says:

    Could u update the fix please … was it the axle joint back to cv or what

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Petar says:

    i hope for a video with this monster jeep in the upcomimg winter and the big snow

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars john mcdonough says:

    Do electric cars still need alignment?

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    You get her nailed down

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    I know with the rough country lift the supply a transmission drop mount just for that but that was for a 8 to10 inch lifton 33s

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Morgan says:

    I know this video is about 2 years old but I’m new to the channel. I’ve had 2 WJ’s. They are great but have their quarks. I’ve done all the conversions you have, just with different companies kits and have had multiple different heights of lifts. Started with 2” and went to 3.5” and then 6”. My second WJ I started with 4.5” and then jumped to 8”. 8” is the max if you still want to drive it on the road. I’ve noticed that you didn’t flip your drag link to the top of the knuckle. That makes a huge difference is the drivability of WJ’s. Helps with bumps steer and wondering A LOT! You can also flip the tie rod to the top of the knuckles to give you some more clearance of your axle. It’s a popular “upgrade” for just about any Jeep. Sometimes you have to trim some brackets to flip the tie rod. I found that any lift over 2” required to have the transfer case drop installed or you get a lot of driveline vibration. The CV’s or non U joints style couplers of the driveshafts don’t like lifts beyond 3”. Don’t know if this helps 2 years after the fact but I thought I’d throw it out there.

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    How ever you could take and put a set of j 100 or j150 axles under it they are wider than your old scrambler

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Shane Harrison says:

    On the 97 camber adjustment was on the upper ball joints but that was the older cherokee lorado with the earlier body style a little different than yours

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars сысой евлампиевич says:

    Ахуенная тачка!!!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Davis says:

    Should have sold it and bought an old CJ to hammer on. They still put Chevy engines in them too.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars onthe cheap says:

    toe it out just a hair

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars RJB says:

    Eric, have you ever used offset ball joints to correct the caster angle?
    I just bought some to correct the caster on my WJ since I installed a 2.5 inch lift.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lucky5wonder says:

    Is there an update to the WJ Steering and alignment?

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Max Mcadams says:

    Was wondering if you figured out the wobbling or wondering issue as i am having the same problem with my wj with a 8 inch iron rock lift?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars first last says:

    I know this is an old video but I wonder if adjusting the rear toe inadvertently changed the rear caster making it drive unstable. As far as I know the alignment rack won't give you an option to measure rear caster. I wonder if setting the rear end back to factory specs and using shims to bring in toe would fix the issue with stability, but the problem with that is you have to deal with clearance issues all over again. That's a tricky one maybe you can find some used tires you can experiment with instead of buying new tires all over again

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chex313 says:

    I love "The Self Made Auto Channel" Best thing for a NY WJ is off road…No Salt=No Rust

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars David Robins says:

    In the green always feels good – especially for the tire budget!

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob often says:

    There's your problem Eric.
    Your steering wheel is not on the right hand side.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken Anderson says:

    Your wife is cool. She should be in more of your videos. Thus you get more subscribers when they see that Misses O runs the shit while you just dink around with wrenches and diagnostic bullshit.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kevin Car2020 says:

    Did u ever figure it out? I'm dealing with same issue on my grand Cherokee after my lift. You found a really nice jeep to build it really looks good.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steven Rice says:

    Toe-in on a solid front axle with T style linkage should be as close to 0° total toe with the axle directly center in the frame . The wheels end up fighting each other if you have ANY toe what-so-ever or if the axle isn't centered. The bigger the tire, the more critical it is. I run 37s on a '02 Ram 2500 with 0° toe and adjustable track bar for a perfectly center axle. Rides straight as an arrow!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Scott Harrell says:

    Did you ever get it straightened out? I'm curious if I should stay away from the Iron Rock lift.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark A. says:

    Can you please do an update video on your WJ? How you like it, how you have used it, how it handles on road for daily driving, etc. I bought one and am thinking about lifting it and would like to know how you like yours after lifting it.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clayton Fite says:

    What I hate is buying new tires and some numb skull has no ideal what he's doing with the alignment. Two days later my tie rod is off the threads. It was a 2002 Dodge stratus R/T two door coup leather cd changer super nice car. My first time owning a new car. I was madder than a Tribe of Sons of Monkey's…….. Nice video how its done right

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars busmirror says:

    I grew up in my dad's frame/alignment shop, cleaning his 5 racks like that one was my job.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TheBenjammin5150 says:

    Jump it dukes of hazard style that should get everything settled where it needs to be.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars In Silico says:

    Is there going to be any more video's? Did you figure the vibrations / alignment out?

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Kettles says:

    Hey Eric, how about installing a drop-down pit man arm on your steering box if you already haven't?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NCHERRY says:

    i wish a shop would do a in depth alignment on my wj like this

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Grey Angel says:

    Get used to wild driving. Thats the new norm now. Wait till you hit a chuck hole with the right front tire at 50 MPH and get the death wobble. Better than six flags for your heart rate. I have one lifted 3". Ruined the vehicle for highway driving. White knuckles all the time.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Kohut says:

    Wheel spacer?? Not a good idea. Change the rims to wider ones, squeezing the tires too much, and select the offset you might like. 🙂 Or just leave it… 🙂