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Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Front end alignment

Just purchased this 97 TJ with 4" lift on 33"s. I've been reading alot about steering because mine is all over the place. I took it to Firestone and got an alignment this morning. They said everything looked fine except the steering box is leaking down by the pitman arm. I am planning on replacing it with the Durango steering box. I just wanted to post up my results of the alignment to see what you guys think. I read the camber had to be around 4-6 degrees.




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Old 12-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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caster is a little low. do you have adjustable lowers in front? how about adjustable uppers and lowers in the rear? what about front and rear adjustable track bars?

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Old 12-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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By stock spec shouldn't the thrust angle be less than 0.25* as well?
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By stock spec shouldn't the thrust angle be less than 0.25* as well?
yup. if he's got adjustable uppers and lowers front and rear with adjustable track bars, it's not a problem to correct.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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No it appears I have a short arm lift but non adjustable.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:16 PM   #6
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:17 PM   #7
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no those are non adjustable uppers and lowers. sorry
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:47 PM   #8
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So what would be the next step to fix the thrust angle? My steering is really loose going down the road an I've read lots of posts about it. Seems common so I'm just trying to eliminate all problems.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:07 PM   #9
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Ok seems my front track bar is a little loose, I can twist it back and forth 1/4-1/2". What should I purchase? OEM or adjustable even though I don't have adjustable LCA and stock UCA.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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After looking more, the bolt at the steering area I can turn back and forth with my finger. Cotter pin is still in it, unfortunately when I moved I lost all my tools, ill tighten both sides of the track bar in the am.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #11
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Anyone know the torque spec for the top nut and the torx bolt on the bottom?
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:04 AM   #12
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I lifted my 03 and all I did was adjusted the toe in to 1/8 and it handles great with no death wobble or excessive tire wear.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:50 PM   #13
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Slapped in a moog track bar and man it's like night and day! Now as soon as my rancho rs5000 stabilizer gets here to replace the stock 15 year old one ill be all set. Thanks for all the help! Next step replacing whatever old shocks that went on with the lift with rancho rs9000xl's

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