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Old 03-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #1
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Camber adjustment?

is there a camber adjustment on a 98? I'd look myself but I'm separated from my jeep for another 2 months. </3 I'd like to know because I'll buy one when I get my lift

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Assuming you really mean camber and not caster angle, the only way that the camber angles can be adjusted on a TJ is with adjustable or angled replacement ball joints.

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That's not the ONLY way... Here's someone setting up for a little negative camber adjustment right now:

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No I meant camber, because wouldn't you have to much positive camber after lifting? I can do alignments I've just never done one on a lifted truck or jeep. For the caster that would just be fixed with a new track bar and shifting the engine mounts
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That's not the ONLY way... Here's someone setting up for a little negative camber adjustment right now:

LMFAO haha I've only ever gotten that much air on a dirtbike.
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No I meant camber, because wouldn't you have to much positive camber after lifting? I can do alignments I've just never done one on a lifted truck or jeep. For the caster that would just be fixed with a new track bar and shifting the engine mounts
While the caster angle is affected by a suspension lift, the camber angle isn't affected at all. Neither is the camber angle affected by anything like the track bar or engine mounts.
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There is nothing you can do to a track bar or engine mounts that will change the caster on a TJ.
On the TJ coil spring suspension, the caster is set by the upper and lower control arms.
The track bar prevents side-to-side movement of the axle (keeps it centered under the frame) and the engine mounts... well, they support the engine and have little to do with suspension (except support a lot of weight)
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #8
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While the caster angle is affected by a suspension lift, the camber angle isn't affected at all. Neither is the camber angle affected by anything like the track bar or engine mounts.
No, the camber wouldn't be effected by the track bar or engine mounts. I meant to say caster if I said camber I'm sorry.

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There is nothing you can do to a track bar or engine mounts that will change the caster on a TJ.
On the TJ coil spring suspension, the caster is set by the upper and lower control arms.
The track bar prevents side-to-side movement of the axle (keeps it centered under the frame) and the engine mounts... well, they support the engine and have little to do with suspension (except support a lot of weight)
No, because if you shift the weight of the engine on the mounts by loosening three of the mounts and pushing in the way you need to go you will change the caster.

Thanks for the info on the track bar though.
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No, the camber wouldn't be effected by the track bar or engine mounts. I meant to say caster if I said camber I'm sorry.



No, because if you shift the weight of the engine on the mounts by loosening three of the mounts and pushing in the way you need to go you will change the caster.

Thanks for the info on the track bar though.
No, engine mounts or placement have absolutely nothing to do with caster.
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I'm thinking of something else then. Sorry
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Think of caster as what bikers call rake/trail. Its the angle of your front axle. Lifting the suspension makes the pinion go up, which decreases the caster angle (the front axle tips forward slightly). It makes the steering seem more "twitchy". Like a sportbike handles, vs. a Harley which has more rake/trail (or caster).

Camber is seen from the front or rear of the vehicle. Old VW bugs had positive camber, the top of the tires would stick out to the side. Conversely, ricers with the "hella flush" stance (their stupid terminology, not mine) have negative camber. Make any more sense in those terms?
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Think of caster as what bikers call rake/trail. Its the angle of your front axle. Lifting the suspension makes the pinion go up, which decreases the caster angle (the front axle tips forward slightly). It makes the steering seem more "twitchy". Like a sportbike handles, vs. a Harley which has more rake/trail (or caster).

Camber is seen from the front or rear of the vehicle. Old VW bugs had positive camber, the top of the tires would stick out to the side. Conversely, ricers with the "hella flush" stance (their stupid terminology, not mine) have negative camber. Make any more sense in those terms?
That makes so much more sense.

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The only reason I'm asking anything is if this is worth getting when I buy my lift kit.

I brain farted when I was talking about the caster yesterday, You can shift the suspension cradle in a front wheel drive car. Y'all were right; (that sounds similar to my moms and my girlfriends three favorite words) thanks for your help.
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There is nothing you can do to a track bar or engine mounts that will change the caster on a TJ.
On the TJ coil spring suspension, the caster is set by the upper and lower control arms.
The track bar prevents side-to-side movement of the axle (keeps it centered under the frame) and the engine mounts... well, they support the engine and have little to do with suspension (except support a lot of weight)
How do you fix an off Caster? 06 Jetta? - Yahoo! Answers

you were right and I was confused
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There are people in this forum who have great knowledge and experience, and take the time to share. As you spend more time on this forum, you'll recognize them.
Keep an open mind and you'll learn a great deal about your Jeep.

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