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Old 02-24-2011, 07:54 PM   #1
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Tire wear on outside after lift...

I got a 4" lift installed on my jeep and new rims and tires. Ive had the tires for a couple months now but they have worn down really bad only on the outside of the front tires.

I attempted to adjust the tie rod bar myself, but it seems to be rusted tight, or maybe I wasn't doing it right. Any ideas or tips?

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Old 02-24-2011, 09:35 PM   #2
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Yep adjust that toe and you should be fine. Pb blaster or acetone and ATF and a big pipe wrench should break it loose.

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Old 02-24-2011, 10:25 PM   #3
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Or since you have a 4" lift and I am betting 33s or bigger tires are in your near future (you didn't say what size tires you just bought) if you don't have them already, maybe get a stronger steering system like Currie or Rock Krawler. Then you can ditch the rusty weak factory steering altogether.

X2 on PB Blaster though. Spray and soak repeatedly for a couple days and I bet it will make life a lot easier.
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Old 02-25-2011, 01:07 AM   #4
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Yep and don't wait to get your toe-in set properly because if you don't get 'er done right away, you can go through a set of front tires real fast.

So far as breaking the tie rod loose, DevilDogDoc's suggestion to use a big pipe wrench was right on. Once you get it broke loose, I would completely unscrew it and give the threads a good coating of antiseize so it won't seize up again. The factory should do that!
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:42 PM   #5
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Awesome! I'll give that a try!! Thanks for the help!
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