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I have just finished installing the 3" Outkast full kit on my ranger, and I am curious of the best way to insure that I have the front end aligned properly once I install the extend tie rod ends?

Do you guys have any suggestions/pointers? Can I take it to a shop that does alignments on cars or will their equipment not work for that sort of vehicle?

Thanks for any feedback.
 

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I went through a bunch of ways that I saw on youtube, none of them worked for me. I ended up standing behind the rear tires looking at the side walls and making the fronts match, if that makes sense? When your steering wheel stays strait while your driving, you got it aligned. Good luck...
 

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It's supposed to have 1/8" to 1/4" toe out. Adjust each side equally. Get that measurement by picking a point, either the center cast line on the tire or maybe the inside edge of the tire and measure it at the front and the back of the front tires.
 

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Make sure your steering wheel is in turned to the same point left and right on turns, or in the middle of the travel in the steering rack.

I turn all the way left, turn and count turns then come back half way

I use a long straight edge, I have a 20ft section of 1" square tubing, I lay it across the middle of both front and rear tires on one side then adjust toe setting. I use 1/8" toed in and others like Curt above use Toe out. I suppose it is preference.

Also don't worry about where the steering wheel is, after you have it set, take steering wheel off and recenter it

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I use 1/8" toed in and others like Curt above use Toe out. I suppose it is preference.

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Toe out is actually the Polaris spec. I've seen some machine that have too much toe in or too much toe out that the 4x4 won't work on. Toe in will make them turn faster but with the Ranger suspension I'm not sure that's a good idea.
 

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Just a note for anyone that stumbles across this thread...

I ended up using the strain method on jack stands. Seems to have worked. You just have to really take your time getting the string aligned to the rear wheel & with there only being 12" of wheel, that takes some time of checking & rechecking.
 

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4wd won't work, explain.
Sorry, I just saw this.
The automatic 4x4 won't lock in or won't lock out. I Don't know specifically why that is. I would guess it's because something is binding but I've never really investigated the why of it. I can only tell you I've seen it occur, and that setting proper alignment fixed it.
 

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Sorry, I just saw this.
The automatic 4x4 won't lock in or won't lock out. I Don't know specifically why that is. I would guess it's because something is binding but I've never really investigated the why of it. I can only tell you I've seen it occur, and that setting proper alignment fixed it.
Interesting, I was at the company that makes the front diffs a couple weeks ago, I wish I had this question then but I will email them and ask
 
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