With the wheels on and the 'Runner off of the lift, we backed up a few feet and then pulled forward to settle the front end into a natural ride height. Brian then checked the new ride height to ensure that overall lift height was correct, and that the vehicle was level side-to-side. Crank too much lift into the front on a 4WD 'Runner, and the CVs and CV boots won't live long. The vehicle should have its alignment checked after the suspension is installed. Our 4Runner was still within spec after the Sway-A-Way suspension was installed and didn't need any alignment adjustments, but getting the alignment checked was still the right thing to have done. You might have to hunt around to find an alignment shop that will work on a vehicle with an aftermarket suspension system. We've had good luck with a nearby shop that's equipped to handle big rig tires and suspension. Finding this shop was a boon because our local consumer tire store curls up into a whimpering ball whenever we show up with a modified suspension.