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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:45 AM   #21796
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I loved it when I got my lift. I needed a dolly to move all nine of my boxes. ...Better that xmas santa can piss off

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Unread 04-17-2013, 08:59 AM   #21797
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Any of you guys selling your ZJs in the Southeast Wisconsin area?? I just found 2 posted on craigslist. Man I wish I had money. Lol

Here is one

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/3732421585.html
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:01 AM   #21798
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And also this one, yes it is 2wd but could make a good donor truck? Or a "turn into a 4wd project"??

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/3742865218.html
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:07 AM   #21799
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finally got the rubber mounted, painted my rocker panels, and replaced my passenger side cv. (pic whoring today)
need an alignment- steering wheel is crooked and the wheels are not straight lol
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:24 AM   #21800
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Try to do the alignment yourself. It's no that difficult. There's only a few things to adjust the draglink adjusting sleeve adjusts the steering wheel, the tie rod adjusting sleeve adjusts the tow. The caster is good when the pinion is right. If you have adjustable ball joints, it gets a little more difficult.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:26 AM   #21801
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Try to do the alignment yourself. It's no that difficult. There's only a few things to adjust the draglink adjusting sleeve adjusts the steering wheel, the tie rod adjusting sleeve adjusts the tow. The caster is good when the pinion is right. If you have adjustable ball joints, it gets a little more difficult.
Just googled the how to. seems pretty straight forward.
not a fan of the guy who spray painted his tread... haha
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:29 AM   #21802
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Try to do the alignment yourself. It's no that difficult. There's only a few things to adjust the draglink adjusting sleeve adjusts the steering wheel, the tie rod adjusting sleeve adjusts the tow. The caster is good when the pinion is right. If you have adjustable ball joints, it gets a little more difficult.
We always ran a string around the tires and did it that way. Its prolly not perfect but I bet we were always pretty close
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:49 AM   #21803
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Try to do the alignment yourself. It's no that difficult. There's only a few things to adjust the draglink adjusting sleeve adjusts the steering wheel, the tie rod adjusting sleeve adjusts the tow. The caster is good when the pinion is right. If you have adjustable ball joints, it gets a little more difficult.
Isn't there a write up somewhere on this?
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Unread 04-17-2013, 09:51 AM   #21804
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Isn't there a write up somewhere on this?
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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:00 AM   #21805
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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:16 AM   #21806
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The camera on your phone can be a useful tool. Take pics to compare, just make sure your angle and distance are the same. Get on a ladder and pic the ps. staight down. Then go pic the ds, and you can flip back and forth to compare their position.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #21807
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I've done the 8 foot 2x4 alignment in the past for toe. Press the end of the 2x4 against the tires and adjust the tie rods until its straight. That works better for IFS vehicles though where you adjust the toe of each wheel individually.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 11:03 AM   #21808
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I set my toe with a tape measure, and caster is done by pinion angle and driving feel. End result is better tire wear (and it drives better) than a factory spec alignment, lol. I've got a bit of extra caster and negative camber from offset ball joints too.
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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:42 PM   #21809
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So even stock arms are slightly adjustable? I searched and can't find exactly how to do it, idk maybe I'm being a dumb***... Lol. All I actually know how to do is adjust toe... I've never dealt with the angles etc and am not 100% about how to go about doing it. And it's a PITA searching this app on my phone...
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Unread 04-17-2013, 01:44 PM   #21810
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The front lowers have some adjustability via the cam bolts on the axle end. The rest of them are non-adjustable.

As far as setting caster, as long as the pinion angle is good, you've got no vibes and it drives well, you're good.
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