|12-02-2013 07:11 AM|
|jeeperdad1977||Well I finally got it on the road. For all homemade brackets and a 4" lift n axle swap it doesn't handle to bad. I still need steering stabilizer and a sway bar but got it up to bout 40 n wasn't to bad. It feels squirrelly though do you think sway bar will help that or trackbar adjustment or what? I'm pleased overall and confident offroad it will be fine but I'd like to be able to drive At speed inroad as wel. Thank for the input!|
|07-23-2013 05:40 PM|
A 1/4 in axle offset is kind of pushing it. There are a lot of angles to think of caster, camber, toe, toe out on turn, rear thrust angle, and more. That is not to mention the driveline geometry (drive shaft, u-joints, etc.) that should be considered, due to the axle not being square. Just because a vehicle will align does not mean that it will drive and handle properly. It could be difficult to control at speed, or it could be fine. If it were me I would probably leave it for now, complete the project enough to put it on a alignment machine and go from there. Once you are at that point and you verify that the rear end is square, you will have a more positive reference point for adjustments.
Best of luck.
ASE Master Automotive Technician
|06-21-2013 05:35 PM|
I've got adjstables but undoing them to adjust gets old. I've been measuring from the center of the bolt at frame on rear lowers. I figure that will keep the axles square to eachother. My castor is correct, can't do tie yet as I haven't built tiered yet.
|06-10-2013 02:26 PM|
Not a big deal, you should be able to adjust it with adjustable control arms?
Can you explain a little more where you are measuring from? You should pick a fixed point on the vehicle centerline to measure from
|06-10-2013 02:19 PM|
Im not a front end guy but i'll take a stab at it.
When your say its further forward , measuring from were to were.
IMO 1/4 forward is not that big a deal,
set the toe , center wheel and done , then watch tire wear
There are some alignment techs on this forum, maybe they can chime in
|06-09-2013 11:15 AM|
Axle swap aligning
I've installed a 4" x flex lift under my 2001 tj. The rear is a 8.8 already set up. The front I'm swapping in using a truss n brackets that I've built myself. The rear is all hooked up and as square to the frame as I can get it. The front is hooked up but when I meAsure from the center of the axle wheel flange to the front axle it's off. The passenger side is a quarter inch further forward than the driver. Will this be a problem? Can I adjust that out with the tiered aligning ? I really don't want to pull the front end again as I've done it 8 or 10 times now. Any of u people who have frontend alignment knowledge please give me your input.