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Unread 05-01-2013, 03:30 PM   #16
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Finally!!! thank you I get a answer thanks everyone for your help

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Unread 05-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #17
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My jeep does have a tcase drop
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Unread 05-01-2013, 11:43 PM   #18
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Stock control arms on 5" of lift is fine? At that point you prettymuch have the wheelbase of a VW Bug! And good luck getting even 31s to clear your rear fender wells in the front. Also lifted vehicles do not align the same way as stock. Your caster is going to be different, which you adjust by the control arms. On the factory setup the only thing you can adjust is toe which is easy enough to do at home.
Haha. This guy! Alignment specialist huh? You can adjust caster with stock arms. I've done it up to 4.5" with no problem
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Unread 05-02-2013, 08:50 AM   #19
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Take the T case drop off. I wouldn't go over 3" with stock arms. Been there done that with a front to rear swap on my first ZJ. I ended up buying all the right parts later. Don't listen to this guy it's bad advice /\
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #20
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Haha. This guy! Alignment specialist huh? You can adjust caster with stock arms. I've done it up to 4.5" with no problem
I wouldn't be calling people out for giving what you think is bad info. You just suggested that doing an alignment and balancing the tires will cure death wobble.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 12:03 PM   #21
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I wouldn't be calling people out for giving what you think is bad info. You just suggested that doing an alignment and balancing the tires will cure death wobble.
Agreed
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Unread 05-02-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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Haha. This guy! Alignment specialist huh? You can adjust caster with stock arms. I've done it up to 4.5" with no problem
Mind explaining that then? That's not only from my experience (backyard mechanic - I never said I was an alignment specialist) but also what I've been told from a former jeep tech, and alignment techs at two different Chrysler/Jeep dealers and a chain store. If the chain guy didn't know what he was talking about I'd believe that but two dealership techs? Technically yes I was wrong, you can adjust it a little with the elongated hole, but certainly not enough to make up for 4.5"

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I wouldn't be calling people out for giving what you think is bad info. You just suggested that doing an alignment and balancing the tires will cure death wobble.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:08 PM   #23
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I think I started WWIII
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:13 PM   #24
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So what I'm getting at our of this whole thing is I should just change them and not take a chance. Either way its solves my question and I know I can be safe either way.
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Unread 05-02-2013, 09:15 PM   #25
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Do I have to take the tcase dropp off will it hurt anything
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Unread 05-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #26
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Do I have to take the tcase dropp off will it hurt anything
its not helping anything. Take it out
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Unread 05-03-2013, 09:13 AM   #27
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I have read that it can screw with the drive shaft angles. I have never used one or needed one even at 4.5"- 5" of lift. Besides, you are losing ground clearance with it in.
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