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Old 03-21-2015, 04:58 PM
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Geometry Correction Brackets or Cam Bolts, What do I need?

Ok, I'm new to the forum but not so new to Jeeps as I'm on my 5th Jeep but only my 2nd JK.
I purchased the current JK (2012) about a month ago and it drives terrible, it is all over the roadway.
This jeep has the Rock Crawler 2.5" stock mod lift on it with the Bilstein shocks and 33" tires and except for the tries it is as purchased.
I spoke with the folks at Northridge and explained the problem and they suggested that I use the geometry correction brackets to fix the problem.
After some more investigation I've discovered that it is possibly an alignment problem that might be fixed with installing cam bolts and adjusting the camber in a good alignment as this jeep doesn't have cam bolts.
Northridge said that the brackets will fix other problems that come from lifting a jeep including the "diving" under breaking.
What do I need to fix the problem, brackets bolts or both?
Please help me!!!!!

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Old 03-21-2015, 05:05 PM   #2
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Welcome Steve! You can see my set up in my signature line. Wound up with 2.5" lift, Rancho shocks and 33" Duratracs. KJeeper (the lift guru on here) recommended the Rancho control arm drop brackets so I listened to him. I also installed a rear track bar axle bracket to center the TB. After an alignment and all was said and done, my JK runs amazing! I would listen to Northridge and get the brackets.

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Old 03-21-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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I had similar problems after getting a 3.5 lift. Went with the AEV brackets and highly recommend them. Steering now feels like stock and no longer rattle teeth going over potholes. Easy to install yourself in a couple hours.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:18 PM   #4
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No cam bolts, they are a very poor choice for an off road vehicle.

Start with the geometry brackets. They are sufficient in most cases for a 2.5" lift. If not then get a set of adjustable control arms to fine tune your Caster angle.
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Guys,
My 1st JK (07) had no issues except the motor (miss the inline 6 in my 06' Rubicon).
When I first drove the 2012 i was impressed with the new 3.6L but the handling has me concerned and I have picked up a set of the Rubicon Express brackets and I will install them ASAP, they must be similar to the AEV brackets and let yall know.
Thanks again for the help.
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