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Unread 01-09-2016, 09:45 AM   #1
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Front Wheels not centered

After installing adjustable IRO upper and lower arms and IRO 3.5 lift my front wheels are 1 to 1 1/2 inches to far to passenger side how do I correct this I'm waiting for my IRO OTK steering to take into shop next week for alignment but is there any way to fix this problem now.

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Unread 01-09-2016, 10:47 AM   #2
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Did you do something with the track bar? If it is still the stock unit I would think that the axle would move toward the drivers side with 3.5" lift.

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Unread 01-09-2016, 11:00 AM   #3
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no I added the track bar that came with the lift its adjustable do I need to disconnect track bar roll jeep back and fourth till its centered then reattach track bar or is that just wishful thinking
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Unread 01-09-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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If the axle is too far to the passenger side then you need to adjust the track bar length (shorter) to center the axle.
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Disconnect the TB, jump up and down on the front.
It will center itself,adjust and install TB.
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Unread 01-09-2016, 12:40 PM   #6
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Disconnect the TB, jump up and down on the front.
It will center itself,adjust and install TB.
Or you can just turn the steering wheel with the TB disconnected. Or both.
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Disconnect the TB, jump up and down on the front.
It will center itself,adjust and install TB.
I may attempt what you stated here. So, which end of the track-bar is the best to disconnect, as far as reassembly? Does it make a difference? I ask because my axle is off to the side a bit on my '98. I've never had the track-bar off, and it is stock. I have, however, added UC springs to front and rear, and replaced front LCA's. All other CA are original. Thanks.

Sorry about the minor hijacking, but I figured the OP might find the answer useful as well. I didn't think it was worth a separate thread started. Cheers.
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I may attempt what you stated here. So, which end of the track-bar is the best to disconnect, as far as reassembly? Does it make a difference? I ask because my axle is off to the side a bit on my '98. I've never had the track-bar off, and it is stock. I have, however, added UC springs to front and rear, and replaced front LCA's. All other CA are original. Thanks.

Sorry about the minor hijacking, but I figured the OP might find the answer useful as well. I didn't think it was worth a separate thread started. Cheers.
Unbolt the side with the adjustable end, should be the frame side if it's installed correct. Unless you want to spin the entire bar around to adjust it.
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I have also unbolted the track bar and used a ratchet strap and a tape measure to center the axle, then adjust the track bar from there. I have been off half an inch or so and thought that was close enough in my book.
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Unread 01-10-2016, 02:37 PM   #10
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I have also unbolted the track bar and used a ratchet strap and a tape measure to center the axle, then adjust the track bar from there. I have been off half an inch or so and thought that was close enough in my book.
Why in the world would you ever have to use a ratchet strap in the front? You can even do it with the steering wheel if you are alone.
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Unread 01-12-2016, 11:51 AM   #11
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Why in the world would you ever have to use a ratchet strap in the front? You can even do it with the steering wheel if you are alone.
When a vehicle is in the air, how would the steering help?
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Unread 01-12-2016, 12:03 PM   #12
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Unbolt the side with the adjustable end, should be the frame side if it's installed correct. Unless you want to spin the entire bar around to adjust it.
My original track-bar doesn't have an adjustable end that I can see. Maybe I need a track-bar stretcher/shrinker, or stronger psychokinetic energy?
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My original track-bar doesn't have an adjustable end that I can see. Maybe I need a track-bar stretcher/shrinker, or stronger psychokinetic energy?
Ha, well then I'd do the axle side with that infamous flag nut.
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Unread 01-12-2016, 12:30 PM   #14
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When a vehicle is in the air, how would the steering help?
Why are you adjusting a track bar with the truck in the air? I tighten up and adjust all of my suspension stuff on the ground with the vehicle weight on it.
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Unread 01-12-2016, 01:22 PM   #15
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Why are you adjusting a track bar with the truck in the air? I tighten up and adjust all of my suspension stuff on the ground with the vehicle weight on it.
Adjusting anything with the vehicle in the air is like adjusting everything for a 7" lift when you really only have 3" lift. When mine is on the lift both axles shift about 2" of center and the toe in is about 2.5"

You can install the frame side of the track bar in the air but dont both tring to get the axle side on or adjust it while its up there
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