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Old 07-30-2014, 01:42 AM   #1
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Cam bolt question please

I have an 02 tj and I have recently gotten some cam bolts that came with my rear track bar relocation bracket. I have a 2" bb lift and I am going to be upgrading to a 4" lift next summer. I am thinking about using the cam bolts to get rid of drive line vibes and get rid of the skid plate drop because I don't think my jeep is fully coming out of 4wd and am wanting to get rid of the skid drop so i wont have this problem. what do you guys think and if you could tell me how to installl/adjust them i would appreciate it. Thank you in advance and i hope to hear back soon.

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Cam bolts aren't the solution for the excessive drivetrain angles caused by tall (like 4") lifts. The problem is excessive u-joint angles which cause vibrations which are caused by the steepened driveshaft angle. That problem can't be fixed by a pair of simple cam bolts or none of us would be paying the big $$$ for SYE kits and CV driveshafts.

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Old 07-30-2014, 11:43 AM   #3
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Would I be able to use them for the 2" lift and then just take them out when I get the 4" lift? Or is there something I can do about the 4wd linkage
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I have an 02 tj and I have recently gotten some cam bolts that came with my rear track bar relocation bracket. I have a 2" bb lift and I am going to be upgrading to a 4" lift next summer. I am thinking about using the cam bolts to get rid of drive line vibes and get rid of the skid plate drop because I don't think my jeep is fully coming out of 4wd and am wanting to get rid of the skid drop so i wont have this problem. what do you guys think and if you could tell me how to installl/adjust them i would appreciate it. Thank you in advance and i hope to hear back soon.
Cam bolts for a track bar? I've never heard of that. Track bar has nothing to do with pinion angle, it just centers your axle relative to the frame. Track bar will do nothing for pinion angle vibes. Adj. uca's will. 4" lift on a TJ and you're now into a SYE / CV DS. IMHO 2" BB w tc drop you should have no vibes. Something else may be wrong.
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No I have the tcase drop which gets rid of the driveline vibes, but my 4wd linkage is messed up I think because of it and I was thinking of using the cam bolts to adjust the pinion angle and getting rid of the tcase drop.
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No I have the tcase drop which gets rid of the driveline vibes, but my 4wd linkage is messed up I think because of it and I was thinking of using the cam bolts to adjust the pinion angle and getting rid of the tcase drop.
The Track bar has nothing to do with pinion angle. The only place a TJ uses cam bolts is in the axle mount of the stock frt LCA. That's more for caster adj. then pinion angle. Again, the track bar will in no way change your pinion angle.
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Your cam bolts on the trackbar bracket are used to recenter the axle. I know Synergy made a JK bracket that used them, but I've yet to see them on a TJ specific bracket.
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The cam bolts aren't for the track bar bracket they are for the upper control arms it came together as a kit with the track bar bracket
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The cam bolts aren't for the track bar bracket they are for the upper control arms it came together as a kit with the track bar bracket
Are they after market control arms? If so, what brand. Never heard of after market rear adj uca's that use cam bolts. I can't see how they can work as the axle bracket bolt holes are not oval shaped. Can you post some pics of what you have? That may help clear this up.
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The cam bolts aren't for the track bar bracket they are for the upper control arms it came together as a kit...
That's a kludge if I ever heard of one.
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They are stock uca's they just came in a kit I can post a pic of what came in the kit when I get home
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This is everything that came in the kit it has the cam bolts, the trac bar bracket and I'm not sure what the rest is.
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This is everything that came in the kit it has the cam bolts, the trac bar bracket and I'm not sure what the rest is.
Did it come with instructions? Can you get instructions off the Mfr's website? I just don't see how cam bolts will work with stock Rear UCA's. Can you provide the link to where you bought them? Hard to see what the 4 black cylindrical things are in the picture. Bump stops? Are they rubber? Metal?
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It only came with instructions to install the cam bolts and even those are vague. Thinking about it now I think they are bumpstop extensions, well that's one thing out of the way lol. I got them at a local place that sells jeep parts but they do not know too much about wranglers, they really only know about grand wagonners.

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