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Old 12-11-2016, 11:17 PM
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Need some final clarification on steering adjustment after installing TF 2.5 in lift

Folks Ive read the threads watched the videos but have one remaining question regarding lifting my '16JKU.

1) If i do a lift with new springs, add control arm geometry brackets, new track bar bracket and new shocks BUT do not add an adjustable track bar.....will i have to take my truck to a shop to get my steering wheel centered or will the truck be ready to drive without the need to go to the shop for any front end adjustments?

Presumably if the answer is yes, the shop will be recentering the steering wheel by adjusting the tie rod that attaches to my steering drop arm. Is that correct?

Thanks getting ready to pull the trigger on the most popular TF kit without shocks for the better rear brackets - perhaps through Allen's off-road.

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Honestly it is super easy to adjust your drag link (connects to pitman arm) to recenter your steering wheel after the lift. Easier than installing the lift. Loosen a couple bolts and turn the thing, then tighten them back up. Take it for a drive and if it's not perfect try one more time.

Google jk diy front end alignment write up.

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An adjustable track bar only recenters your axle, so whether you do an adjustable track bar or not you will have to recenter your steering wheel. It's honestly one of the easiest things you could do yourself. like Chitown said, google that and it has easy step by step directions to do it.
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Thanks

Thanks - that was exactly the clarification i was looking for.
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Last question

If I do NOT install an adjustable track bar will my axle be off center? Or does the track bar bracket (in the lift kit) compensate for the lift and get it back to center?
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If I do NOT install an adjustable track bar will my axle be off center? Or does the track bar bracket (in the lift kit) compensate for the lift and get it back to center?
The TF kit that I installed only came with a Rear trackbar bracket. And yes it put the axle back in place.

I installed an adjustable Front trackbar to handle the front.
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I installed the bracket and I think my rear axle is still slightly off center. About .25-.5". Not sure if that really matters or effects anything?
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The TF rear track bar bracket should have 2 holes. Try using the lower hole, this hole is there as an option to help center the rear axle. And forget the geo brackets, they are not needed with 2.5". Have your front end checked and your caster should be good [3-5 degrees]. Like everyone else said centering the steering wheel is super simple.

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