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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:16 AM   #16
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I did that before installing it. They are both exactly the same and the axle sits in the exact same spot with both track bars.

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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #17
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:28 AM   #18
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Then it is an issue with the mounts, one is probably bent a bit.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 10:32 AM   #19
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Ill get a picture up before the end of the day. If you look at the jeep from the passenger side the rear tire is flush with the wheel well. If you look at it from the drivers side the tire is tucked in pretty good.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 03:58 PM   #20
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its either the mounts then or dumb question, do you have aftermarket rims? and is it at all possible that they have a slightly different backspacing? because that would definitely do it
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Unread 10-23-2011, 04:29 PM   #21
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Stock 5.9 rims Im going to double check the control arms are matching part # pairs front and rear. It may mean nothing if they arent but just for me lol. I asked before but didnt get an answer. The lower control arms have the bushings sticking out one side more than the other. Does it matter how they go in? Id think with them being that way that maybe that could shift the axle over to one side or the other?
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Unread 10-23-2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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Stock 5.9 rims Im going to double check the control arms are matching part # pairs front and rear. It may mean nothing if they arent but just for me lol. I asked before but didnt get an answer. The lower control arms have the bushings sticking out one side more than the other. Does it matter how they go in? Id think with them being that way that maybe that could shift the axle over to one side or the other?
Not that much to notice. I have a 2" BB with stock everything else and I have to look really close to see the axles difference.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 05:00 PM   #23
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That has nothing to do with the control arms though. BB is just 2" spacers on the coils. I have owned the Jeep for over 2 years and never noticed anything till i did the control arms. Im going to have to pull the lowers front and rear one at a time and check em. I know it doesnt make sense but thats all i can think of. I have owned a lot of Jeeps and installed a lot of lifts over the years. I know how the track bar length works and all the rules behind everything. Doesnt make any more sense to me that you guys lol.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 11:46 PM   #24
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Sorry for the mis-leading info I posted, I wasn't thinking straight. I removed/edited this post it so as not to confuse anyone further.
My wrong info is quoted below in post 28.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:15 AM   #25
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Unread 10-24-2011, 01:54 AM   #26
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Gotta be a bent bracket on either the axle or the body, its a physical impossibility for the control arms to misalign the axle to one side or the other with the trackbar installed.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 09:06 AM   #27
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That has nothing to do with the control arms though. BB is just 2" spacers on the coils. I have owned the Jeep for over 2 years and never noticed anything till i did the control arms. Im going to have to pull the lowers front and rear one at a time and check em. I know it doesnt make sense but thats all i can think of. I have owned a lot of Jeeps and installed a lot of lifts over the years. I know how the track bar length works and all the rules behind everything. Doesnt make any more sense to me that you guys lol.
Yes, it has nothing to do with the control arms. When you raise the Jeep the front axle moves to the right while the rear moves to the left because of the track bars.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 05:40 PM   #28
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I know some of the older ZJ's had slightly adjustable lower control arms. Not sure about the later years like yours. When I changed out my rear end recently I had to mark the lower control arm nut position at the axle when i removed it. The rear bolt had like 1/2" play in it either way. I had to move the jack around on the rear differential to be able to get the lower control arms the same as length as when I removed it. My Hanes manual (which I don't trust) says 1998 and early models may have had this lower control arm adjustment.
Cam bolts are only in the front, you didn't need to mark the rear. A messed up bolt or hole does not make something adjustable, it makes it broken.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:21 PM   #29
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So i am told the ZJ with the 44A rear has an offset pumpkin and every one of them came from the factory with the axle out the passenger side 1" more than the drivers side. Im told they did this to keep the driveshaft at the proper angle. Anyone with a V8 ZJ with the 44A wana run outside and see if yours is like this also? Drivers side tire sits farther in the wheel well than the passenger side tire.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 06:30 PM   #30
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Mine is off set to the right slightly
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