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Old 05-19-2008, 02:03 PM   #1
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steering wheel adjustment

hey guys just install my re4.5, sye, 1" bl, 1" mml, gettin tires thurs..i post up pictures after tires go on...i changed my tie rod end in the process to but now my steering wheel is about 90 degrees to the right...whats the easiest way to fix this?

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Read the centering your wheel part: http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html

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i didn't read the link, but if you replaced the tie rod end it needs to be aligned. needs to be aligned after lift to anyway. that probably tells you how to do it yourself, which is fine.

you could also call around and get a decent shop to do a front end alignment for $50, and they use computer equipment that measure to the .01 of 1 degree.
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you could also call around and get a decent shop to do a front end alignment for $50, and they use computer equipment that measure to the .01 of 1 degree.
75 where i live.
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75 where i live.
ya, that's about normal around us. my shop is 79. we're at $105/hr. but we have a coupon for $59. find a good shop, and find a deal.

or save the dough and do it yourself
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Read the centering your wheel part: http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
Once most Jeepers who do much of their own Jeep work read how to do their own toe-in and steering wheel centering on that link, few bother going to alignment shops afterwards. It's just too easy to accurately set your own toe-in and center your steering wheel to pay someone else to do it. I can have both done in my garage for free before I could even get to an alignment shop. And the last time I had my tires rotated and balanced, they checked my toe-in and it was right on the money.

To me, it's not worth paying someone else to do those two particular alignment jobs since they're so easily done quite accurately at home if you're willing to devote just a little care to the job.
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keep in mind the toe will change a bit as your new springs level (sag).
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keep in mind the toe will change a bit as your new springs level (sag).
It will change a micro-degree as your personal weight varies too but is it enough to worry about? Not really.
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an one inch of sag change it enough to show wear on the tires in few k miles.

Thats what happened with my old 30s.
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an one inch of sag...
i think your spring rates are too low.
my TJ didnīt sag 0.5" after installing the winch and the OME lift.
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i think your spring rates are too low.
my TJ didnīt sag 0.5" after installing the winch and the OME lift.
Spring rate how would you know you put the springs in the wrong side and got yours sitting all lopsided.Just joking Nico but I feel better now
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thank for the link AZ I got it done in a couple of min...
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an one inch of sag change it enough to show wear on the tires in few k miles.

Thats what happened with my old 30s.
Something is wrong if new springs sag an inch.
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well of course they are rc springs.. when i first put them on they gave me 5" of lift up front. Then sagged to about 4 and now they are about 3.5 up front. I gave the guys a call and i'm like wtf is happening here your springs have sagged over an inch since i put them on (6 months). Currently i have 4 brand new springs waiting to be put on and they let me keep the old ones. They blame it on a bad batch of metal lol.

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