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EAGLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKS

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Re: EAGLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKS
Tue May 25, 2010 6:39 pm

i got under the front axle this afternoon. You are right clifford, you can't hold a cold one and do this.
the book says the jack point is in the middle of the front axle, to jack the whole thing up! i just want one wheel at a time. Can you put the jack under the arm on the torsolactic? that looked like the easiest, or the shock absorber mount assembly right below the king pin assembly? The manual also shows a "square" plate right in front of the front wheel, but that is the corner by the door which does look sturdy, but is not a square. mine seems to be about 4 in front to back, but only 1.5-2in wide.

i don't want to start jacking and find my windshield cracked. :)

also, the jack came with a separate "assembly" to mount the gauge. Does that extra 3 or 4 inches of hydraulic mount mean i need more fluid? ahh, the little things they don't tell you. i guess they just assume all of us are a Rusty, Dan or Clifford. :lol:
Tom and Fran (Bandit RIP 10/10, 16 yrs),
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Re: EAGLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKS
Tue May 25, 2010 6:53 pm

Tom,

You can jack under the the outermost part of the torsion bar which has a reinforced plate for jacking purposes. This will allow you to jack up each wheel individually just as if you were changing a tire.
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Re: EAGLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKS
Wed May 26, 2010 5:44 am

Torsion bar? i'm assuming you mean the outermost edge of the torsilastic out by where the shock connects. sorry to be questioning, but i'm reading diagrams and nothing is called a torsion bar except on the steer gear. the end of the torsilastic does seem to have a welded plate flat spot on the bottom at the end where it connects to the king pin assembly.
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Re: EAGLE WHEEL ALIGNMENT CHECKS
Wed May 26, 2010 5:49 am

Thats the one Tom. Sorry for the terminolgy, it is referred to as torsilastic and torsion bar, same thing.
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