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Old 01-31-2014, 03:05 PM
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alignment is off after lift kit installed

I put a 2.5" teraflex lift kit with bilstein shocks along with 35" duratracs on the jeep.

Took it to the dealership to get an alignment. They say it will not align properly without a "caster adjustment bolt kit" $323.36

Called both quadratech and north ridge and they seems to think I don't need this thing. Advice please? I have to get an alignment!

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Yah don't go 2 jeep go to a 4wheel drive shop like 4 wheel parts or 4wheelers supply. Jeep will try 2 nickel and dime u anyway they can

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Put the same on my JKUR a couple of weeks ago. Had it alligned but still feels a bit off. My caster is off a bit with the new lift and tires. I could get adjustable LCA's but I am ordering a set of Rancho drop brackets from Jason at Krawl Off Road first to see if that works. Can't wait to get them in and hoping it makes a difference. I have heard great things from people here on the forum abot the kit. might want to check out the threads.
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Your caster won't be off enough to really bother. I'm running the same lift and tires.

All you really need to worry about is your toe and that the front axle is recentered after the lift.

That being said that rancho drop brackets do help with caster and handling.
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so you went to a dealership and actually entertained their advice?

did the lift come with adjustable control arms? you should really only need to center your steering wheel and have fun!
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Do not do cam bolts. What is your caster numbers ?

Read this and other lift related threads in the jk sticky area https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/je...ng-502001.html

I agree, if the jeep drives good. Steering is center and toe in is good. Leave it be ....
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I'm a bit of a newb to be answering this, but every 4x4 shop I have been to has said NO to caster bolts.

Go with adjustable lower control arms if you are too far off. Plus they should be less than the "bolts" you were quoted.
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Do not do cam bolts. What is your caster numbers ?

Read this and other lift related threads in the jk sticky area https://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/je...ng-502001.html

I agree, if the jeep drives good. Steering is center and toe in is good. Leave it be ....
DAMN good link, thanks! haven't totally diagnosed what's going on, but i'm getting a lot closer. it's only time and money…!
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I put a 2.5" teraflex lift kit with bilstein shocks along with 35" duratracs on the jeep.

Took it to the dealership to get an alignment. They say it will not align properly without a "caster adjustment bolt kit" $323.36

Called both quadratech and north ridge and they seems to think I don't need this thing. Advice please? I have to get an alignment!
$300 for cam bolts?????

Do you have a listing of alignment printout? Specifically the Caster angle. How does the your Jeep drive? Does it feel drifty or slightly unstable on the highway? Or is your only concern that the dealer told it you they could't align it.

Dealers are obliged to align it with Jeep's official specs. Being outside of that spec doesn't mean the the Jeep is unsafe to drive.

Caster is definitely affected by lifting a Jeep unless you have adjustable control arms to compensate for the lifting of the chassis with respect to the axle. Either that or the new elastic ones
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DAMN good link, thanks! haven't totally diagnosed what's going on, but i'm getting a lot closer. it's only time and money…!
What Spin said. What is going on ?

Another option for caster is drop brackets. You also get the benefits of flatter CA angles.

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