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Old 02-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #1
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Any writeups for all intricacies of camber, angles, torsion, LCA, Foot/Toe?

Any information you guys used to understand all this better?

Seems since getting a lift I am more and more interested.

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Old 02-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #2
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Toe and caster are the two you should be concerned with.

Here's a link on how to adjust em:

Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Basic Do-it-Yourself Jeep JK Wrangler Front End Alignment

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That's a good link but, don't they talk "upper" ca's for caster adjustment

"Using an 18mm socket, remove the bolt and nut securing the passenger side adjustable UPPER control arm to the front axle mount. Then, pull the upper control arm up off the axle mount and rotate it clockwise or counter clockwise to shorten (increase the amount of positive caster) or lengthen it (reduce the amount). Make a note of how many rotations you made"


I will get into a shop before I install my LCA's.
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That's a good link but, don't they talk "upper" ca's for caster adjustment

"Using an 18mm socket, remove the bolt and nut securing the passenger side adjustable UPPER control arm to the front axle mount. Then, pull the upper control arm up off the axle mount and rotate it clockwise or counter clockwise to shorten (increase the amount of positive caster) or lengthen it (reduce the amount). Make a note of how many rotations you made"


I will get into a shop before I install my LCA's.
Lowers are fine for a lift under 3".
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Lowers are fine for a lift under 3".
All this talk about caster and LCa's, then I see that write up, they mention the uppers.
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All this talk about caster and LCa's, then I see that write up, they mention the uppers.
My lift came with front and rear uppers.
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My lift came with front and rear uppers.
I'm jealous.

I'm going to get my LCAs from FT soon and was thinking if I needed uppers. :-\
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I'm jealous.

I'm going to get my LCAs from FT soon and was thinking if I needed uppers. :-\
still have not gotten a good answer on why the rear uppers and not the lowers.

Ef it.... Just buy all 4
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still have not gotten a good answer on why the rear uppers and not the lowers.

Ef it.... Just buy all 4
At that rate I may as well buy the FT suspension and sell the Pro Comp one! Wait... that's not a bad idea... DARN YOU!

Wonder if the guys down in Bakersfield at Full Traction would be willing to lend a wrench or two...
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At that rate I may as well buy the FT suspension and sell the Pro Comp one! Wait... that's not a bad idea... DARN YOU!

Wonder if the guys down in Bakersfield at Full Traction would be willing to lend a wrench or two...
Sheit... Wish I was closer. We have 3 lifts under our belts.... Well 1 1/2 + 1 1/2 = 3

Not a bad idea though... Start fresh.
Only hard earned money .... Right?
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Shit... Wish I was closer. We have 3 lifts under our belts.... Well 1 1/2 + 1 1/2 = 3

Not a bad idea though... Start fresh.
Only hard earned money .... Right?
That would be awesome! I'd definitely be buying burgers and beer.

Ha ha, yeah maybe make up the cost by selling a few things.

I hear the FT lifts are super slick too. So many choices! Maybe when this one breaks *crosses fingers that doesn't happen*
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That would be awesome! I'd definitely be buying burgers and beer.

Ha ha, yeah maybe make up the cost by selling a few things.

I hear the FT lifts are super slick too. So many choices! Maybe when this one breaks *crosses fingers that doesn't happen*
Ya... Trust.

The TF 2.5 is a great starter lift. But then you add to it and now becomes equal to other more "complete" lifts.

Let's see $460 lift (w/ shock adapters)
New shocks $300
Adj LCA's $350
Adj TB $250

Almost $1400

I love my jeep .... I'm sick
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Ya... Trust.

The TF 2.5 is a great starter lift. But then you add to it and now becomes equal to other more "complete" lifts.

Let's see $460 lift (w/ shock adapters)
New shocks $300
Adj LCA's $350
Adj TB $250

Almost $1400

I love my jeep .... I'm sick

Ha ha, it is addicting!

But maybe that's because it's a labor of love
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Subscribing for the links posted. Lol
Now I'm also thinking I should've bought a more complete kit.
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still have not gotten a good answer on why the rear uppers and not the lowers.

Ef it.... Just buy all 4
We sell our kits in stages, depending on what kind of wheeling and driving you do.

The kit sells with just upper or just lowers. Also all 8 in the Ultimate kit. Just depends on your budget. You can adjust the pinion and caster angles correctly with just the upper or just the lowers.


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At that rate I may as well buy the FT suspension and sell the Pro Comp one! Wait... that's not a bad idea... DARN YOU!

Wonder if the guys down in Bakersfield at Full Traction would be willing to lend a wrench or two...
We do installs at our shop, I think you learn more about your jeep and parts by installing it yourself however. I install all my parts not our shop. Its the way I learned, what parts can and can not do.

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That would be awesome! I'd definitely be buying burgers and beer.

Ha ha, yeah maybe make up the cost by selling a few things.

I hear the FT lifts are super slick too. So many choices! Maybe when this one breaks *crosses fingers that doesn't happen*
Your control arms should be there tomorrow.
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Your control arms should be there tomorrow.
Thanks for the heads up, I'm stoked!

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