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Old 08-19-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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Lower control arms

I had my Jeep lifted 3 inches and added 33 Toyos. I am happy with my set up but have a question. When I had this done I asked the shop that did it if there was anything left that we needed to do to make every thing work right and they said no. I did a BDS 3 inch lift with new coil springs and shocks with swaybar diconects and a new steering shock. My Jeep seems to like to drift to the right a little. There is not anything that could be aligned to fix this. I went on BDS' web sight and they strongly recommend replacing the lower control arms when doing a 3 inch lift. Now other than a slight drift to the right I have no complaints. Money a side what whould you do? Add lower control arms or not.

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Old 08-19-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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They'll help locate your axle(front to rear) correctly... but the drifting is an alignment issue. I'd either have the guys you had install the lift do it, or take it somewhere to have it aligned.

Also... check the tire pressure, should be about 28-30psi.

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Old 08-19-2007, 09:21 PM   #3
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I'm going to go with caster. Caster is the reason your jeep doesn't track straight down the road. Does your steering return to center all the way after you make a turn? You adjust caster with a set of adjustable control arms. Most prefer the lowers for the front. I prefer them all around.
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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What is making it pull there is no ajustment for. They replaced two bolts on the factory lower control arms so the could adjust the factory setting to help with this. It helped some but not all the way. I assume that lower control arms would solve this. I guess it could be the 12.5 width of the tire too. It just seems like at highway speeds it pulls a little also feels like the wind catches it more.
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