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mudslinger150 10-28-2009 12:53 PM

Camber adjustment?
 
Instead of paying anywhere from $59-$79 for an alignment, ide like to do it myself. Toe in and out i can adjust just fine, but is there an adjustment for Camber on these jeeps? now that i have added my 3.25" lift my camber seems to be off. I have relocated my trac bar correctly (idk if that applys) but they deffinatly look off like this ( /----\ )

if anyone has an alignment process sheet that would be a great help too. Really the jeep drives straight but the tires are noticably out and my steering wheel is jacked about 1/4 turn to the right.

another thing is when i do a hard right or left turn around a corner i get a clanky wobbly sound/feeling what is that? is it do to the camber?

Thanks

Rsteven 10-28-2009 01:52 PM

Easy fix for the steering wheel. Loosen the clamps on the rod coming over from your drop arm, or pittman arm, and turn one way or the other till wheel is straight . Tires don,t move but the steering gear will. Take past straight just a little and tighten. You may have to do it more than once to get it perfect. Tighten everything back up and test drive. Worked for me. No camber adjustment was available on my 2000 with skyjacker lift.

mudslinger150 10-28-2009 02:19 PM

Good info., Thanks Rsteven, i'll do that when i get home, then i'll see what i can do about the other issues.

rrich 10-28-2009 05:13 PM

For the camber you can get adjustable ball joints. Parts houses like NAPA can order them. I think Moog makes them. I think they can adjust about a 3 degree error.
But first make sure the unit bearings - wheel bearings aren't worn too far.

DON'T -- Some alignment shops tell you that they can bend the axle tubes to get it back in line ------ DON'T!!!!!!!!!!

mudslinger150 10-28-2009 06:49 PM

i went and adjusted my steering wheel back to center via the turn buckle. Now that clunky/wobbly feel/noise is gone when i turn a sharp corner, adjusting that turn buckle to correct my steering wheel fixed that issue. Also i went and measured my toe in toe out and i am almost dead nuts, both measurments were within 1/8" maybe even a little less.

now that my steering wheel is straight and i have no more clunks, and my wheels are dead nuts, here is my 2nd question. Should my toe be offset more or is were im at good? i just dont know if it should be in or out a certain amount...

Jerry Bransford 10-28-2009 08:20 PM

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Toe needs set so the front tires are 1/16" to 1/8" max closer in front than in the rear.

Here's one way you can do that... 1" aluminum or steel tubing with marks at either end to match your tire diameter. If I'm on the trail or at a friend's, I just use a tape measure between the tires to get the fronts 1/16-1/8" closer in front... taking a little extra care if you're measuring from the tires. :)


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