Hey I have a TJ with a d30 front axle that I recently swapped in and ever since then my caster and camber have been way off. I can't seem to figure out how to adjust it and neither does my friend who's good with cars so I figured you guys can help out. Thanks in advance
Camber isn't adjustable from the factory. Caster is adjustable via the cam bolts on the lower control arms. The only way to adjust camber is with offset ball joints. If your camber is way off then either your current ball joints are completely trashed or your housing is bent somehow.
Forgot to add the axle is off a 97 jeep TJ. I also can't use cam bolts with my clayon long arms because the can bolts aren't rounded it's flattened. I'll try the offset ball joints but one side does it more than the other so do they have more of an offset than the other? Sorry for all the questions I'm just kinda mad at myself for buying these axles I should have waited and found a better set
Holy crap you can see the axle tube is bent dam. Its beat get another axle
90 - xj laredo- 4.5" rough country lift, 6.5" of total lift with drop brackets, zj disc brakes on c8.25, olympic winch bumper, jcr upper and lower quarter armor, IRO hack-n-tap and rock sliders and rear bumper. rugged ridge 8500lb winch. Spartan locker up front. With a jd yellow paint job, 97+ front end and bushwacker cut out flares. 35's
I'm gonna try to see how to check if the axle is bent... And yes the picture is legit it's kinda bad.. I have a Dana 30 with 3.07's perfectly good but the gearing I have now is 3.73's and gearing labor is too much money for me to have the gears swapped over.. I'm on such a tight budget with this thing after I do my rear long arm I'm gonna be done for awhile (minus fixing the front end)
So with that being said any suggestions for me who's on a budget? If I had the money to blow I would regear my perfectly good d30 I have in my garage to a 4.10 o 4.56s and do the rear as well then have 2 good axles.
Well you have the gears now in your extremely f'ed axle just swap em withe the good if you have someone who can help wont be too too bad its just critical on your preload, lash, and gear tooth mesh only allows so much play