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Old 05-12-2008, 06:47 PM   #1
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ALIGNMENT QUESTIONS??? please help

ok just got alignment done... few problems.. i think..

they said they could not do a camber adjustment because i need a caster eccentric cam to adjust it..

what is that.. my control arms are stock and he said it should be oval instead of circle.. they did the toe but couldnt do the other one..

is this normal???

if so how uneven will my tires wear?? i just dropped a lot of money to not be able to properly align the jeep..

PLEASE HELP.. i had them print me out a copy of all the angles if i need to post those i will....

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:02 PM   #2
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I had the same thing happen to me. I havent noticed any uneven wear to my tires and it drives staight. Just has a wheel shake at 40-40 mph.

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:43 PM   #3
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post alignment specs!!! camber isn't adjustable on wranlgers, or any vehicle w/ live axle, but it will move with the caster. they might want to throw the caster off too much to put camber right, logic being camber will wear tires and caster won't. but if its not bad you'll be fine. they could end up taking away caster and making it ride and steer crappy, or make it pull to not wear tires. who knows.

post them up, lets take a look
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:54 PM   #4
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LEFT FRONT FRONT RIGHT specifed rge
actual before specified range actual before
-1.1 -1.2 -0.9 0.4 camber -0.5 0.6 -0.9 0.4
4.6 4.6 6.0 8.0 caster 4.6 4.6 6.0 8.0
0.20 0.89 .09 .21 toe 0.16 1.01 .09 .21


actual before specified range
cross camber -0.6 -.05 -1.0 1.0
cross caster 0.0 0.0 -0.7 0.7
cross sai 0.2 0.1
total toe .36 1.90 .18 .42




is that enough?? thats really all i have.. well that and the rear.. but i doubt that the rear is important..
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hard to read which is which, but it looks like left camer is 2/10's of a degree out of spec. not huge, but not great. i'd say if it drives nice, just see what happens if you don't want to spend the money to fix it.
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would the caster being off 1.4 degrees create that much of a problem?? it drives fine i am just REALLY worried about tire wear..
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caster won't wear tires, camber and tow will. honestly i think if you're happy with how it drives, you'll be fine. a lifted jeep, or any vehicle with solid front axle will most likely be off. rotate your tires every 6k, and keep an eye on uneven wear. big tires are gonna cup and wear before car tires anyway. good luck
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thanks alot jpdocdave... this is the most i have ever spent modding a vehicle and just wanted to make sure it will all work out alright..
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caster won't wear tires, camber and tow will. honestly i think if you're happy with how it drives, you'll be fine. a lifted jeep, or any vehicle with solid front axle will most likely be off. rotate your tires every 6k, and keep an eye on uneven wear. big tires are gonna cup and wear before car tires anyway. good luck
before someone makes fun of me, tow is supposed to be toe. at least i didn't say casper

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