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Old 11-19-2014, 01:42 AM
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AEV Geo correction bracket Install help!

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so im installing AEV's geometry correction brackets for my front control arms. I have a 2.5" RC BB and wanted to fix some flighty steering that i was having. The install all went very well until the last bolt, on the right hand side the upper control arm won't fit into the new bracket, does anyone have ideas on how i can get this in? The holes just aren't lined up and i can't get the bolt through, and I've tried everything that i know (not much about cars really ahaha) to line it up, but what advice do you guys have? Heres some pictures of the problem.

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The joint won't fit the mount, the hole misaligned or the bolt won't go through ?

Have a buddy stand in front of the jeeo and push the tire in. This should help align the holes.

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If I recall having a friend roll the tire either forward or backwards helped too
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another thing you can try is jacking one side of the axle up or letting the other side down to see if will line up. I have had good luck doing that. just use a floor jack and slowly lift of let down.
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I lifted my axle with the floor jack lined up so I could more easily push the axle back-n-forth with the floor jack. This helped for all of the bolts but 1. I finally needed a helper to insert the bolt as I moved the axle.
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If I recall having a friend roll the tire either forward or backwards helped too
This is what I had to do. Putting the bolt in the upper first then lower works better also.
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ah thanks guys, ill try moving the tire forwards and backwards then playing around with the axle height and ill let you know how it goes!

much appreciated!

I honestly like this forum a lot more than the others I've been on, people aren't patronizing and are actually willing to help ahaha.
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ah thanks guys, ill try moving the tire forwards and backwards then playing around with the axle height and ill let you know how it goes!

much appreciated!

I honestly like this forum a lot more than the others I've been on, people aren't patronizing and are actually willing to help ahaha.
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Hey, so it worked out. I had to lower the axle to get the bolt in one side of the bracket and then raise the axle to get the bolt in the other side. thanks so much guys!
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ah thanks guys, ill try moving the tire forwards and backwards then playing around with the axle height and ill let you know how it goes! much appreciated! I honestly like this forum a lot more than the others I've been on, people aren't patronizing and are actually willing to help ahaha.
Nice glad you got it.

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For anyone doing this by themselves like I did, the method I used was to put a ratchet strap around the axle and bracket. Tighten until it lines up, and the strap will hold it in place for you.
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Is a front end alignment needed after install of bracket?
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For anyone doing this by themselves like I did, the method I used was to put a ratchet strap around the axle and bracket. Tighten until it lines up, and the strap will hold it in place for you.
that would have been smart, next time ahaha!

and no alignment was needed, just some observations after the installation, the handling is amazing, much better than it was without anything done to the control arms, the death wobble problem which i had is also now gone entirely. feels like stock essentially, just looks better with the lift. Now time to choose between a flashpaq, new shocks or a bumper.... choices hmmm

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