The rear axle can not be aligned by an alignment shop. If it gets bent, you just have to toss it, or spend a lot of time and money straightening it.

The alignment I'm referring to is the side to side alignment. If it's off center a bit there is no real reason to align it back, but as you get more and more lift it will pull to the right side and your track front to back will be off to the right. As the axle is articulated, it can rub in the shock mounts on the left side as the tire scrubs past it. Not a major deal and most people here with any form of a lift have not centered theirs.

Dave had to because of the amount of lift he is running and when you get lots of lift 4"+ you really should center it so you do not loose some flex due to axle bind from the suspension setup.

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