2010 JK Looking Good but pulling to the right
Just had a Mopar 4" Lift installed with 18" Fuel Guage Wheels and 35X12.5R18 Toyo MT's. Jeep now pulling to the right. Shop has indicated that the lift kit removes some of the ability to adjust camber/caster and they have been unable to adjust the alignment to prevent from pulling (despite much effort!). Does anybody have any ideas about how this can be rectified? Aftermarket control arms that allow more camber/caster adjustment?
Hey I posted it in the JK section, you will probably get a lot more hits over there. Good Luck
If your lift didn't come with adjustable control arms, you need em. A pair of front lowers and rear uppers should do the job. That's what allows you to adjust caster. Forget camber. You want a caster of +4º ~ +6º. Also need to get toe checked, and I'm not talking big or pinkie.
Here's a link to 4x4 alignment, if you've got the tools and are mechanically inclined:
Basic Jeep Front End Alignment
Also, if you haven't done so, check your PSI. Tire shops, and dealers especially, are notorious for over inflating aftermarket tires. Often, they'll inflate to 37 PSI, which is what your door placard says. Retards.
For your 35's, you want 28-30 PSI. Just a starting point. I'm running 32 in mine.
To find the optimum tire pressure, do a chalk test.
Couple different ways to do it. Links:
Tire Pressure Tips - JP magazine
How to Chalk Tires | eHow.com
Actually, check your tires' PSI before you mess with the whole CA question. Always eliminate the simple fix first. If you need adj CA's (which I think you will, with your lift), you'll be able to tell...your Jeep's steering will be very twitchy on the highway at speed.
Good luck! :thumb:
Mikes05...saw this in the JK Jeep section, and responded. But my responses won't show up there. You can't just move something from one section to the other on your own.
Gotta have the mods do it.
So it's likely that my responses will be the only ones this post gets, other than local NC guys in this section of the forum.
And the local NC guys are, let's face it, just north of retarded. :D Okay, that was low, and they'll abuse me for saying it. Check with ESP, 4fit, MTH...all good NC guys who can offer input on this question.
I got arrested in Wilmington once. Just sayin...:thumb:
kbwwolf - Aside from insulting my intelligence :D, thanks much for the responses and guidance. The work and alignments have been done by an experienced shop - just not sure how many JK's they have lifted!
I did check the PSI the first day and assumed (incorrectly I guess) that 40 psi was reasonable for tires that have a max psi of 65. I will adjust this but do not believe this will correct the pull.
Adjustable control arms it is!!
Thanks again and thanks to mikes05unlimited for posting to the JK site
I've found that even experienced 4x4 shops have a hard time with JK's...I really don't know why that is. They're very easy to work on, but have their quirks, mechanically speaking. When I installed my lift, I had help from a buddy who pretty much restored his TJ from the ground up, and he was completely confounded by some of the situations with my install.
Wasn't insulting your intelligence, so much as cracking on the NC guys I know...if you knew them, you'd understand. All I can say is, damn! :D
Just for the record, I lived in Raleigh and Louisburg for awhile. Love NC. :thumb:
honestly not anything i can add that hasn't already been stated extremely well by kbwwolf... first things first is to for sure drop that air pressure and then on to the above methods of adjusting your tie-rod and drag link as pictured in the aforementioned link.
good luck and let us know if you get it! ps - where are you located?
Live in Chocowinity
Taking JK back to Greenville tomorrow - more than likely will be installing adjustable lower control arms. I looked at a few options on the net - they are not cheap!
Guys I'm very interested in this post. (By the way I am in NC as well!!)
I recently purchased an 07 JKU with 2.5" coil spring lift.
My jeep pulls to the left. My camber is at 4 degrees, caster aprox 4 degrees, and toe is set at about 1/8".
The lift did not come with adjustable track bars and my front axle is about 9/16" off center to driver side. The rear axle is also off center to pass side about 5/16" (total 7/8" off set).
I have had many different opinions on whether this would cause it to pull, I can't help but think it must have something to do with it.
I gonna try an adjustable track bar up front and see what happens.
Oh. Also have factory steering stabilizer.
Tire psi is set at 28psi.
Thanks in advance!!
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