|Today 01:07 PM|
|DOMINUS||Kjeeper10 I found a guy locally that does everything to Jeeps. Turns out my Jeep is all twisted LOL. Looking at it with the naked eye it looks good but the measuring tape tells a whole different story. The front axle is off to the left and the rear is off to the right. My caster on the left is at 8 and on the right is at 9. Funny thing is he drove it and said that it drives fine for being so off. I guess the front is somehow canceling out the rear and everything is incorrectly correct LOL. He also said that my toe should be more aggressive with 37's because they tend to want to do their own thing. He suggested 1/4" toe in. Anyway at the end of the month I go on vacation and I'm leaving it with him while I get some much needed rest. I'll be doing 5.13 gears, Reels 1310 drive shafts and while its there he'll pull, twist, tug and yank everything into spec as far as caster, toe, alignment and what not.|
|08-25-2014 04:46 PM|
|08-25-2014 04:43 PM|
|madmax4499||I went with the EVO lower and the Synergy upper. My friends over at Northridge had them in stock.|
|08-25-2014 03:24 PM|
You have to look at shocks specs, bump stop height. You many or may not need the uppers,
|08-25-2014 02:29 PM|
|madmax4499||I think it is 2" but you gain 1.5 ground clearance.|
|08-25-2014 02:14 PM|
|08-25-2014 02:10 PM|
|madmax4499||looks like synergy is the only people who make an upper relocation to match the lower. they are out of stock at this time. not sure what to do now.|
|08-24-2014 09:03 PM|
|08-24-2014 08:44 PM|
|madmax4499||3 7/8 shaft for up travel.|
|08-24-2014 08:07 PM|
RK is on WF now .. Not settled yet but here.
Will see what they say... My guess is they're going to look into your pinion angle.
One more question .. How much shock shaft is showing at ride height ?
|08-24-2014 08:05 PM|
|madmax4499||Thanks i will look into it. I was going to do control arm skids anyway.|
|08-24-2014 07:35 PM|
|08-24-2014 07:16 PM|
|madmax4499||I did think about the shock relocation brackets. im using the 3-4 lift fox shocks with 3" bumps. I was afraid if i raise the lower mount i might bottom the shocks. What about RK lower spring relo's like they put on the 1.5 kits? or just moving the stockers forward?|
|08-24-2014 06:41 PM|
Springs are still bowed btw. You should look into something like these
About your contact, I've seen many guys shave the bracket down. But yours looks really close.
Here's a quote I found over on Freaks
"" Bilsteins never hit that bracket but I've had it happen myself with Fox 2.0s on my two door and RRDs on the four door. I took a flap wheel to the bracket once I verified the axle was centered""
Rolling the axle up def puts the shock body closer to the bracket. -1 pinion angle is pretty good. I'm not sure if trying for -2 or -3 will change much.
Your lowers are 3/4 over stock. I don't think they will go any shorter.
Something like this might help too
|08-24-2014 06:21 PM|
|madmax4499||the rear is 11* nose up|
|08-24-2014 06:20 PM|
|madmax4499||side to side centering is what i was talking. within the wheel well is fine.|
|08-24-2014 06:05 PM|
|08-24-2014 06:04 PM|
|08-24-2014 05:53 PM|
Do you have a pic of your rear shock contact ?
I sAw your post on JKO
How long are your rear lowers, if it were me .. I would have those lowers as short as I can get them. Then adjust uppers for pinion.
A lot of people have issues setting up their rear x-factor arms.
Just to give you a idea. To center the axle in the wheel at 3-4" of lift. 1/2 is all that's needed. The 1-1.5 is to allow a 37" tire to fit without trimming the pitch seem. RK will custom cut arms witch I mentioned above your post and I plan on doing.
Take some pics if you can, maybe I can help.
|08-24-2014 05:29 PM|
I'm thinking one full turn but you don't want to bow the coils with too much length.
23 1/8 is pretty common. I've seen as much as 23 1/4 but that's pushing it.
If you're already in this Range ... I would adjust the uppers in.
|08-24-2014 04:57 PM|
|madmax4499||So i ended up with 3* should I Just lengthen the lowers= easy, or shorten the uppers=more work.|
|07-22-2014 06:06 PM|
|07-22-2014 06:03 PM|
off fender to straight edge on tire and off shock tower to edge of tire
Jeep dealer or local garage for alignment?
|07-22-2014 03:31 PM|
I don't think toe in will. Steering wheel will be off again.
How do you measure axle center ...points of measure ?
|07-22-2014 02:30 PM|
Not finding a 4x4 shop near me so between a Jeep dealer or local shops which is best for alignments?
|07-22-2014 01:33 PM|
Make some calls first A standard alignment won't have the axle centered. Go to a 4x4 or jeep shop that knows lifted jeeps.
The only adjustments are toe and steering.... You're right.
Toe always looks out on a JK the way the body slopes in. I bet it's fine. Doesn't hurt to dial in things perfectly thought.
You want .08 to .10 each side (toe in)
Caster is set with the brackets 4.5 to 5.0 each side.
Camber not adjustable.
|07-22-2014 12:31 PM|
Great thread!! I have a couple questions for you folks
Set up: I just added a AEV dualsport 2 1/2" lift, TF Front Monster Adj Track bar, and Rancho control arm correction brackets to my 2012 JKUR with GY Duratrac 33" tires on 16" wheels.
1) When I schedule a alignment what do I ask for/ exactly will they do? They will adj Toe (currently appears to toe out rather than in), Will they center the steering wheel (I got it close but not perfect), what about centering the axle (again I got it close but not perfect), Anything else I should ask for/about or make them aware of?
2) Where do you go? I have several places that do alignments within 10 miles of my house but my Jeep dealer is 25 miles away. Is it best to go to a Jeep dealer?
Any other tips would be much appreciated as I have never done this before.
|07-14-2014 09:59 AM|
Most common is the rear 1" or so.
I'm taking maybe .5 that's it. Nothing crazy.
|07-14-2014 09:27 AM|
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