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Old 05-17-2007, 02:23 PM   #31
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I do not....is this something I can measure myself? The first shop I took it to said that was my problem. They said my one wheel was slightly more forward than the other and that I needed the front upper and lower adjustable control arms to get them perfect. Makes sense, just don't have the money for that. Should I get my tires balanced again?
Okay I could be wrong here, but what you describe above just doesn't seem possible with stock fixed control arms and the stock symmetrical brackets on both the axle and frame. Can your caster be off? Yup, and adjustable arms are the only way to go on that one. But I just don't see how one wheel can be ahead of the other.

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:07 PM   #32
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I can't say if your tires need balancing again but you might try rotating the front tires to the back on your own since you want to hold your costs down.
Tried that already

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It's very tough to measure your own caster angle. I asked about it because the TJ's front end can be more suceptible to DW when the caster angle is out too far. For your 4" of lift height, 5 or 5.5 degrees is about right. I'd say 4.5 degrees due to your lift height but I think you're only running 33" tires as I recall. Trying to get the caster angle up to the factory setting would be a mistake, don't let an alignment shop try to tell you that's where it should be... which is only correct for an unlifted TJ.
Ok, I will call the shop back and ask what my caster angle is.

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Okay I could be wrong here, but what you describe above just doesn't seem possible with stock fixed control arms and the stock symmetrical brackets on both the axle and frame. Can your caster be off? Yup, and adjustable arms are the only way to go on that one. But I just don't see how one wheel can be ahead of the other.
Yeah, they say it looks like its been in a front end accident before. Something did show up on carfax but apparently the Jeep only had one previous owner and he said it never was in an accident. I know that prob. BS because carfax goes by vin #. But nothing shows of an accident. No shifted bolts or parts or anything at all.

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