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Old 07-08-2008, 07:40 AM   #1
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Alignment Questions

I just installed a BDS 3" lift, with lower front control arm cams, track bar relocation front and rear, on a 05 TJ. Running a 33x10.50 BFG A/T. I am going to have a complete alignment tomorrow. Due to the change in geometry of the suspension, what variations from OEM alignment specifications should be considered ?

1) Should caster be set at OEM specs. ?
2) Toe-in at OEM specs. ?
3) Any other specs. that should change from OEM ?

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So.....................................nobody answers question for noobs ?



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try doing it yourself first and see how it goes. Ive done mine using this website write up with great success.
http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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I would choose a bit smaller caster angle because the ponion angle could be too high with the OEM caster angle.

The toe-in should be 0 ( the TJ shoud be loaded like in normal conditions when you adjust the toe-in).
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I have a friend with the latest technology alignment equipment, so I was able to spend some time with different settings. You can actually simulate driving on this machine to check wheel pitch and tire drag. The best results seemed to be with the following variations from OEM specifications.

Hope this helps somebody.

Caster - 5.5 deg, +/- .5deg

Toe-in - .09375", +/-.0312"


BTW - 05 TJ, 3" lift w/cam bolts in lower CA, 33" tires
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