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Old 09-19-2011, 07:32 PM   #1
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How do I know rear axle is setup right. I have a wobble turning

4" lift. Just did all Clayton control arms uppers and lowers (short kit). I installed one by one replacing my old clapped out lowers and JKS uppers. It drove decent afterwards. I had it aligned at a very reputable alignment shop in our area. They have never done me wrong, but I do know of things just being thrown on the lift and sent. I am curious and worried they just set toe in and sent it. Now they do have some of the highest tech craziest alignment machines in the state. As well as when I dropped it off they do know of me and my family and our business. I told them how everything is going to be all out who knows and please get into all adjustments don't care the time. Told 5-6* front castor and that I wanted to make sure rear is done. They said machine hooks up to every tire and tells them any and everything that should be done to make correct.

Now it is all right, however still have steering feel real tight. Not like toe out tight where sticks but like it won't stay on road easy. I have to just keep correcting to keep on road. I do have an AGR steering box that does leak a little out of the seal but can't see that being an issue. Everything is tight and perhaps its just me thinking to much and the crown in the road.

Last, When I turn left (over 30mph lets say up to 60mph) on road and I mean slightly any road bend. Its fine..... when I turn right at any of those speeds and slightly I get vibrations from rear. My (5-speed) shifter just starts to wiggle bad and you can feel it vibrating and jiggling the whole transmission and transcase. Again, nothing going to the left just the right.

Sorry so long but curious if I should ask alignment shop to look into that or should i suck it up and shut it. The keeping it on the road thing is all thats driving me nuts. Nothing you can't handle with one hand on wheel though.
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Honestly...I would go take it to a shop that specializes in off road products...have them measure everything...if its slightly off it makes a big difference in driving..

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Old 09-21-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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If it's a competent shop you should have been given a print out of before, specs, and after adjustments, tracking, wheel base, etc.
From the sounds of it caster could still be too negative, which will make it wonder all over the place. And it shouldn't vibrate like that making a turn in one direction.

I'd first get a hold of who ever is in charge of the shop and let em know what is going on, and give em a chance to remedy it. If they can't, do as suggested and take it to a shop that specializes in off road and lifts. And if they are able to correct it, and it's not something you did, take the receipt back to the first shop and get your money back.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:52 PM   #4
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I agree. I am going to call them tomorrow. See what they say. If nothing I'm done w the place. However looks like all work I did is changing. Buying Clayton long arm upgrade so. Pointless to go nuts until I get this installed and do all over again haha. That and set of bilstiens. Pumped for them these cheapo rough country 9000 shocks suck
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