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Old 02-18-2014, 05:03 PM   #1
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what should caster be set at with a 4" lift

just wondering if caster should stay at stock setting??
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:23 PM   #2
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You running a double carden front DS or stock ?

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Old 02-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #3
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it would be stock. I have a 2008 jk unlimited
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:57 PM   #5
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With a 4" lift and a stock front driveshaft, youll probably be best trying to keep your pinion angle at 0-1 degrees and letting your caster fall where it falls. And maybe carry a spare driveshaft.

Edit: Might not be as prone to damage/failure on the 08's as the 12+.
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With a 4" lift and a stock front driveshaft, youll probably be best trying to keep your pinion angle at 0-1 degrees and letting your caster fall where it falls. And maybe carry a spare driveshaft. Edit: Might not be as prone to damage/failure on the 08's as the 12+.
0-1 would be 5*-6* caster or do you mean driveshaft angle ? (Between shaft/pinion)

4" is a lot of lift and pushing caster means almost certain DS failure.
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0-1 would be 5*-6* caster or do you mean driveshaft angle ? (Between shaft/pinion)

4" is a lot of lift and pushing caster means almost certain DS failure.
Wouldnt you want as flat of a pinion angle as possible to preserve the driveshaft?
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Wouldnt you want as flat of a pinion angle as possible to preserve the driveshaft?
Absolutely, but the front is not under load in 2wd. You can get away with a little more.
4*-5* up tilt (+) is what it would take for a decent pinion angle in the front. The Jeep is going to handle like a** with 1* caster.
It's tough with only 6* separation. Goody over on JKO/Freaks just did a C cut and turn for 10*

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