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Old 03-07-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Alignment peeps.

Caster checked in at 4.9 - 4.7

5-6 degrees is ideal w/ a 2.5 lift, correct?

Worth spending 20 min and increasing



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4.9 and 4.7 sound pretty good to me.

When I installed all the new front-end components on mine (w/ 4" lift) it went from 3.6 to 5.15, and it made a world of difference. But I assume yours is pretty close to ideal.

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Every jeeps diferent-

Strictly personal--how's it drive now--track OK ? drifty-?

If it drives OK--don't worry, but if you have to constantly correct on turns/crowned roads--increase to 5/6° careful, any more and you'll start messing with the pinion angle !

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4.9 and 4.7 sound pretty good to me.

When I installed all the new front-end components on mine (w/ 4" lift) it went from 3.6 to 5.15, and it made a world of difference. But I assume yours is pretty close to ideal.

The guys call me in. Shows me a pic of a stock CA and asked where the cam bolts are to adjust them

I just want #'s, don't touch

The LCA's made a world of difference. Don't know what the pre-caster specs were

Ok... Great
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:55 PM   #6
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Does this help any?

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The same lol

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The same lol

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I hope Pluke did

I saved this because it shows the specs

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Every jeeps diferent-

Strictly personal--how's it drive now--track OK ? drifty-?

If it drives OK--don't worry, but if you have to constantly correct on turns/crowned roads--increase to 5/6° careful, any more and you'll start messing with the pinion angle !

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Where do you get the ° symbol? That's really fancy and what I really wanna know. I just copied yours, but I can't figure out how to do that.
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Where do you get the ° symbol? That's really fancy and what I really wanna know. I just copied yours, but I can't figure out how to do that.


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Depends on your keyboard (mine is a French Canadian keyboard layout, so most likely useless to you ).

Try alt 248.

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Heh Heh--


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Where do you get the ° symbol? That's really fancy and what I really wanna know. I just copied yours, but I can't figure out how to do that.
left finger-hold down "ALT"-right finger 0176--lift both fingers !-°

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Fail

He did adjust them, how nice !!!

but now a bit more "flighty " on the highway.

Well at least I have a base number and know what I'm at.
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Where do you get the ° symbol? That's really fancy and what I really wanna know. I just copied yours, but I can't figure out how to do that.
On my keyboard (mac) it's Option key (hold down), then "0" (zero).

Here's one you can keep for yourself: 60ºF
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Glad I can help you guys find the degree symbol
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It's a jungle out there !

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what the heck is that?
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Random symbols my friend--random symbols !


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Where'd you get the alignment done?
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Random symbols my friend--random symbols !

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Lol.

What's "thrust angle"?

Sounds perverted
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what the heck is that?
Jimbo hieroglyphics. Can be found on rocks beside many Jeep trails.
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Where'd you get the alignment done?
TFT. I know a dude

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Jimbo hieroglyphics. Can be found on rocks beside many Jeep trails.
Lol'd big time
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In modern vehicles, not just jeeps-

Its the relationship between all four wheels and the vehicle CTR line !!


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Lol.

What's "thrust angle"?

Sounds perverted
Any alignment is perverted !

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Nice. I paid almost $90.
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Jimbo hieroglyphics. Can be found on rocks beside many Jeep trails.
Machu Picchu--don't be taking pictures ofem-

The camera flash will "Degrade" the Quality/longevity !

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Nice. I paid almost $90.
To bad no discount on tires/wheels

Crappy selection on wheels anyhow.
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KJ, why'd you go with new LCA's?


Also, anyone have the chart as to what everything should be with a 2.5" lift?
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KJ, why'd you go with new LCA's?

Also, anyone have the chart as to what everything should be with a 2.5" lift?
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The jeep handled pretty good after installing them . The PO had them set to TF's spec. 23 1/8 and 23"

TFT generously turned them back to stock. 4.2 ish. And now the jeep handles like shit

No biggy... Will adjust fri/sat when I do my front TB :P
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Lol. Well what I was asking is did you need them? (referring to your alignment results or jeep handling). Basically what led to your decision of getting the LCA's.

A much cheaper solution for me will be the AEV geometry correction brackets. I will likely go with them.

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