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Les Schwab Tire Center
(406) 721-0888
2605 Brooks Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

Tire Rama
(406) 543-8341
340 W Pine Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Alignment Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair

Les Schwab Tire Center
(406) 721-1770
2800 W Broadway Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

Auto Body Specialties
(406) 577-1173
7150 sypes canon road
Bozeman, MT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Services
Alignments, Body Shops, Detailing, Painting, Custom Work, Welding
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Glass, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Fleet, Suspension, Trailer, Wheel and Reconditioning

Helena Body & Paint Frame Repair
(406) 430-1106
829 N Warren St
Helena, MT
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Frame, Collision, Dent

Pro Align
(406) 542-7772
3112 S Clark Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

Firestone Complete Auto Care
(406) 543-7128
3075 Stockyard Road
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair,Brake Repair,Retail Tire

Roemers Tire Factory
(406) 549-6425
240 E Broadway Street
Missoula, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Alignment Repair

Bullwhacker Auto Body
(406) 577-1163
34246 Frontage Rd
Bozeman, MT
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Fiberglass, Auto Frame, Auto Unibody, Collision, Dent, Subaru

RMS Inc
(406) 586-2231
2105 Lea Avenue, # A
Bozeman, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

ATV Front-End Alignment

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One of the most basic services these vehicles call for is the adjustment of the toe-in of the front wheels. The Suzuki Eiger LT-F-400F calls for this to be checked initially after 100 miles or one month of use, and every 600 miles or three months for the rest of its operational life. Be it a Yamaha Banshee, 50cc mini-quad or Kawasaki Mule, this is a periodic maintenance item that is essentially the same no matter the scale of machine.

Toe-in specifically refers to the amount the front wheels are pigeon-toed. At axle level the center of the front tires are closer in the front than in the back. Most ATVs and side-by-sides call for the front wheels to be slightly pigeon-toed to parallel.

Keeping the toe-in aliment in specification and adjusted correctly is important for performance, safety and tire wear. If the front end of the vehicle is in a toe-out position (duck footed) the tires will wear more rapidly, and the vehicle will be inherently unstable. In addition, if the toe-in adjustment is in specification but has been improperly adjusted, it may put excess strain on the steering components.

Step 1: The first step in checking the toe-in is to check the tire pressure. Make sure the tire pressure is set correctly in all four tires. The air pressure in the front tires should be as close to the same as possible. Place the vehicle on a level surface and position the steering straight ahead. Be sure to check with the appropriate service manual to see if there are any extra specifics for the vehicle. The Suzuki Eiger, for example, calls for the vehicle to be weighted as to simulate the rider.

Step 2: Make a chalk mark on the front, center of each front tire at the height of the front axle. If available, set up a toe gauge so that the pointers line up with the chalk marks.

Step 3: Measure the distance between the front chalk marks. Record this measurement as “A”. Rotate the front wheels 180° so the marks remain at axle height, but are now facing to the rear. Record the distance between the marks on the backside of the tires as “B”.

Step 4: Subtract the front measurement “A” from the rear measurement “B” to calculate the toe-in. If the number is negative, you have a toe-out condition. Compare your toe-in figure with the factory specification found in the vehicles service manual.

Step 5: To adjust the toe-in, loosen the lock nuts on the tie-rods. Outer tie-rod lock nuts often have left-hand threads.
Step 6: Turn the tie rods with a wrench at the flats to change the toe-in. Be sure to evenly adjust the left and right tie-rods for proper alignment. Check with the service manual to see if there are any specifications for the length of the tire rods or the amount of threads that should be showing. If the tie-rods are not adjusted according to the OEM specifications, th...

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