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post #16 of 21 Old 06-15-2012, 03:33 PM
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I am a mechanic for 12 years, toe will wear the inside edge of tires, check all the joints, track rod bushings, and the bushings on the control arms, if they are worn your toe will change as you apply your brakea

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-15-2012, 04:29 PM
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Adjusting the caster will change the camber a little.

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post #18 of 21 Old 06-17-2012, 08:33 AM
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Caster doesn't wear tires. That inside only wear is bad camber which is why I said check bearings and ball joints. They actually do make adjusters for camber and caster for full size straight axle trucks. I have never seen them for a jeep.

Adjusting the control arms will do no good in correcting the camber.

Any decent shop will check the ball joints and tie rod ends before aligning. Alignment is useless woth worn front end parts.


Wow,wow & wow. Then what are the cam bolts for on the arms, why are the top ball joints staggered inward from the bottoms?

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post #19 of 21 Old 06-17-2012, 09:35 AM
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Really this could be fixed in your driveway with a tape measure and a pipe wrench.

I did a driveway alignment on my XJ after replacing the draglink and upgrading to a ZJ tie rod, and after I lifted my XJ.

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Caster doesn't wear tires. That inside only wear is bad camber which is why I said check bearings and ball joints. They actually do make adjusters for camber and caster for full size straight axle trucks. I have never seen them for a jeep.

Adjusting the control arms will do no good in correcting the camber.

Any decent shop will check the ball joints and tie rod ends before aligning. Alignment is useless woth worn front end parts.
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Wow,wow & wow. Then what are the cam bolts for on the arms, why are the top ball joints staggered inward from the bottoms?
Do some Jeeps have cam bolts? Neither of my XJs have had cam bolts so therefore no caster adjustment is possible. I might just be unaware, but I didn't think any XJs had cam bolts.
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post #21 of 21 Old 06-18-2012, 12:11 PM
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They definitely have a caster adjustment where the LCA bolts into the frame bracket.

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