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I have 2.5 RE coil lift. after it was lifted it had a pull to the right. Shop said nothing about lift could cause it. They disconnected the new steering stabilzer and swapped tires around and it still pulled. I took and had alignment checked and toe was good caster was about 3 which I have been told was a little low. I called RE today and they said most jeeps when lifted pulls to right because it amplifies what is built in already which I was also told by alignment tech that since 2002 vehicles has to be made so that if you fall asleep at the wheel they will drift off to right. He said if you let go of steering they will hol straight for a little ways but than will drift to right. Anyone with any knowledge about this? That can verify this.
 

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First time I ever heard that and I used to be an auto mechanic performing alignments back in the late 90s. Remember, most roads have an arch (high center then tapers down) in them for water run off. This means they slope to the right. I could be wrong, but this slope is built in for asphalt roads. I believe concrete roads are built level.

If it didn't pull right before the left, then something is off that changed it afterwards. You already had this checked, but my best guesses are the toe settings and tires. I can't see just a lift causing it. Good luck, I hope you resolve the issue.
 

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Mine pulls to the right a bit as well. I'm going to have the shop fix it that did my lift and I install a new front adjustable trackbar.
 

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My JKUHR started pulling left after a lift (and tire change). I was told a possible radial tire pull (I figured alignment). My dealer put it on the alignment rack and it was dead on, and gave me the sheet. He then swapped front and rear tires and BAM, pull is gone.

I would've bet $1,000 that the alignment was the cause but it was not haha. Glad I didn't offer the bet!!!
 

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Mine pulls to the right... 18/59 springs and 1" front .5" rear coil spacers.

I was thinking about going too the dealer and playing dumb to see if they'll align it under warranty.
 

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Mine pulls to the left but it was doing it alittle before the lift it just got alittle more noticeable after
 

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Mine pulled to the right after installing the AEV 2.5 with stock BFG KM2's. It was that way for a few months, but started tracking straight after installing 1.5 wheel spacers. I don't know why it worked but it did. Hopefully it doesn't return after I ditch the spacers when I get new wheels.
 

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mine doesn't pull to the right, per se. if i let go of the wheel, i don't go veering off the road. however, my steering wheel is at a near constant "11 o'clock" position to keep it straight. A non-existent attribute prior to lifting and adding 35"s.
 

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Stupid question. Did the shop loosen all the control arms and retighten? When I installed new springs on mine, I skipped that step. There was a noticeable increase in the pull to right. Once I went back and loosened the control arms and retightened, it was much closer to stock.
 

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Stupid question. Did the shop loosen all the control arms and retighten? When I installed new springs on mine, I skipped that step. There was a noticeable increase in the pull to right. Once I went back and loosened the control arms and retightened, it was much closer to stock.
I know my shop didn't do this step when they installed the leveling kit yesterday. I don't notice a pull, but I may have them do this just in case.
 

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Mine pulled to the right slightly after lift but corrected with caster adjustment to 5*
 

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Stupid question. Did the shop loosen all the control arms and retighten? When I installed new springs on mine, I skipped that step. There was a noticeable increase in the pull to right. Once I went back and loosened the control arms and retightened, it was much closer to stock.
i don't know. I wasn't there when they did the work. But hooefully they did that. This is all they do us lifts and such so I would like to think they did.
 

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This is a important step ^^
so should I do this just to make sure.if so how loose should I go and what torque to re tighten to. And here is a stupid question but I'm not a car mechanic so here goes. I see pictures of rancho control arm brackets and the control arms are upper and lower. Are these the ones? And I am going to get bracjets to correct caster but not just yet
 

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so should I do this just to make sure.if so how loose should I go and what torque to re tighten to. And here is a stupid question but I'm not a car mechanic so here goes. I see pictures of rancho control arm brackets and the control arms are upper and lower. Are these the ones? And I am going to get bracjets to correct caster but not just yet
It's pretty easy. Just loosen enough that arm moves freely. You don't have to remove. Upper control arms are 18mm and lower arms are 21mm. You'll need a box wrench and socket. Upper control arms are re-torqued to 75 ft-lbs and lower are 125 ft-lbs.

Oh, loosen all the control arms with jeep on the ground. It also helps to give it a good shake I've heard. Once you've given the jeep a good shake, re-torque all of the the bolts.
 
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