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Old 12-28-2015, 08:19 PM
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Alignment after lift and tires

Recently added a 2.5" Teraflex lift kit, Rancho brackets, and 315/70r17 duratracs on my otherwise stock 2014 2 door Jeep JK. Went to the alignment shop the following day due to pulling in the steering and wanted to see what thoughts/opinions you guys had regarding my results. thanks!

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How much did they charge you to adjust your tie rod and drag link?

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70 I believe. My husband is the one that took it.

Still learning all the terminology and all the red on the page and variations between sides and front and back just had me curious if these results are expected or not.
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just paid $70 for almost the same thing. I try to post my paper up later. I don't think they did much.
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Your rear axle is a bit off. What hole are you using on the bracket upper ? Try the lower and see if that helps.
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Your rear axle is a bit off. What hole are you using on the bracket upper ? Try the lower and see if that helps.
Ok will give that a try this weekend thanks! Is that why the toe is so much higher on the left? Also, is the Caster too high in the front? I read somewhere about wanting to be around 4.5 or something...
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The rear axle is definitely off center a bit more than usual. This isn't really anything that's super bad, but that's enough out that I would look at adding a rear track bar to center it up.

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You caster is definitely high. At your lift height, you probably can get away with it without hurting anything. But as high as it is, you might also be able to go without the brackets at all and have good caster...
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5-6° is normal at 2.5 and the Rancho brackets. I would not think twice about it.
That sounds good... Isn't the Rancho bracket close to the middle hole on the AEV/RE brackets?
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That sounds good... Isn't the Rancho bracket close to the middle hole on the AEV/RE brackets?
Yes, AEV added the upper hole (2.5) to reduce caster.
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Yes, AEV added the upper hole (2.5) to reduce caster.
I remember that, the original brackets weren't expected to be used on the 2.5's, only the 3.5's and bigger...
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I remember that, the original brackets weren't expected to be used on the 2.5's, only the 3.5's and bigger...
Like higher caster at low heights is a issue. It really is not.
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Problem is most 2.5" lifts end up being closer to 3.5 than the advertised 2.5. With my AEV 2.5" kit that about cut my caster in half which don't leave you with much and is very noticeable in most cases.

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