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Unread 02-02-2013, 10:48 PM   #1
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New to lifts, have some concerns.

I just finished installing my 2.5 inch Rubicon Express lift, and have a few concerns. it looks like the left side of the vehicle is about 1 inch lower than the right side. Could this be due to improper alignment? Or could it also be that the front shackles are slightly angled inwards as well. Is this something that will settle with time, or with an alignment? There is no death wobble, that i can feel at about 35-40 miles an hour, does that occur at higher speeds? Where should i go for an alignment, the local auto repair, or should i take it somewhere like 4wheelparts?

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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #2
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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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Really? I know the allignment is off, I'm definately going to get that done on Monday. but is there anything I should do to the steering components. I'm totally new the lifts, btw. I didn't touch anything of the steering components. Is there Anything I should do? I also have the sway and track bar off. Wanted to run sway bar discos but can't get the bolts that hold the links to the track bar in. The bushings keep it from seating in even with a hammer whack. Any type would be helpful.
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You may have to extend the drag link to straighten the steering wheel.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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Really? I know the allignment is off, I'm definately going to get that done on Monday. but is there anything I should do to the steering components. I'm totally new the lifts, btw. I didn't touch anything of the steering components. Is there Anything I should do? I also have the sway and track bar off. Wanted to run sway bar discos but can't get the bolts that hold the links to the track bar in. The bushings keep it from seating in even with a hammer whack. Any type would be helpful.
There are only two things you can do on a YJ for alignment, both can be done without an alignment rack.

Toe in can be set with a tape measure, and the steering wheel center can be done by eye.

That said, did you torque your suspension down properly and with weight on the suspension or with the Jeep in the air?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #6
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I hand tightened in air, and torqued in the ground.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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I hand tightened in air, and torqued in the ground.
What torque spec did you use?
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:30 AM   #8
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75ft lbs on leaf springs, 45ft lbs on shackles and spring eye
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:32 AM   #9
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Woops, 75 on u bolts, and 45 on shackles and leaf spring bolts.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #10
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Take pics and post. Let us see how it looks.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 07:54 AM   #11
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Left side

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Right side.
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On that left one, you can see the bushing insert as well. I do have the track bar and sway bar off.
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What's the length on those shackles, cowboy? Methinks I found your steering problem and you're not telling us everything.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #13
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And if you can get us a side shot.
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Unread 02-03-2013, 08:46 AM   #14
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Well the shots I have are at night, after work. I'll get some better ones in the morning. Lemme show you what I do have. I'm not sure the length on the shackles. They were on The jeep when I got it. But they are at least 6 inches long.

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There's a pic before wheels were on. What else you want to know?
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Get rid of those shackles.
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