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Unread 03-06-2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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WJ CA's on ZJ?

will WJ rear lower CA"S fit a ZJ. I put in IRO 3.5 coils and want to center the rear axle.

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Unread 03-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
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track bars centre an axle not control arms.

not sure if the WJ arms are longer than stock ZJ. if they are between 17" and 17.5" long you can probably use them.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Are you trying to center it in the wheel well when looking at it from the side?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
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Are you trying to center it in the wheel well when looking at it from the side?
if you answer yes to this question, dont do it.
the tire is supposed to sit foward in the wheel well because when the suspension compresses the tire moves up and back
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:53 PM   #5
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Hehe, What dnuccio said. I was waiting for the reply first...
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:21 AM   #6
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Im trying to center the wheel in the wheel well. I want to put 33's on and with 3.5" lift on stock ZJ CA's, it pulls the wheel to far forward. I DON'T want to buy a CA kit for lifted rides as I don't have the funds to do so.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 08:27 AM   #7
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Take a look through the lifted ZJ pic thread.. dnuccio's got it right. Thats not to say you might not need a longer CA however.
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If you center the wheel, when it travels up, the tire will hit the backside of the wheel well and probably won't tuck properly.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:33 AM   #9
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If you center the wheel, when it travels up, the tire will hit the backside of the wheel well and probably won't tuck properly.
what are you? afraid of a sawzall and a hammer?
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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:39 AM   #10
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Yup. Would be a disgrace to do that to my niner... As for the OP, its their call...
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Unread 03-07-2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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this is what Im looking to do with trimming being my last option. This kit has longer CA's for lower to correct pinion angle and helps center the rear wheel in the wheel well
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_3.html
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this is what Im looking to do with trimming being my last option. This kit has longer CA's for lower to correct pinion angle and helps center the rear wheel in the wheel well
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_3.html
You don't want the rear tire centered in the wheel well. When the suspension cycles the tire moves back and up not straight up and down. It's fine for the tire to be very close to the front of the rear wheel well. If I had moved my tire back in this pic then it would have rubbed all over the rear when it was stuffed. You can see in the other two pics that if my tire was centered to begin with it would not have stuffed for a near perfect fit, it would have been into the rear bumper.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 12:36 PM   #13
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this is what Im looking to do with trimming being my last option. This kit has longer CA's for lower to correct pinion angle and helps center the rear wheel in the wheel well
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_zj_3.html

sigh;

those arms are 17.5" long. i just had a set in my garage and measured.

again. if the arms on the WJ are between 17" and 17.5" long you should be able to use them. measure them.

even 17.5" is pushing it without adjustable uppers, and you'll likely have issues with just these arms on a 3.5" lift.

i think my rears are at 17.75" and would totally hit the rear bumper stuffed if said jeep was equipped with the mudcatcher, i mean rear bumper facia. which its not.

oh! for reference; on my first ZJ i hade adjustable lower arms from RE. they were set at 17.25" with stock uppers. no vibes/rub what so ever.

so again, if they are in that range and bolt up, sure go for it. you need to measure them though
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Unread 03-07-2013, 12:43 PM   #14
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huh, ok. I didnt think it would cycle that much. OK, I guess I'll have to trim to make fit if I decide to do the 33's
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