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Unread 10-21-2007, 01:50 PM   #1
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Front End Shift?

I was just looking at my Jeep today and noticed that the front right tire sticks about 1/2" out of the fender further than the front left tire. What could cause this and how do I fix it.

I just had new tires put on Friday if that has anything to do with it.

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Unread 10-21-2007, 08:19 PM   #2
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When you lift your Jeep, the axle will shift due to the track bar swinging down, you need an adjustable trackbar to fix it. It will allow you to dial your axle in laterally.
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Unread 10-21-2007, 09:23 PM   #3
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How would I go about doing that?

Is it bad to drive with the trackbar offset?
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Unread 10-22-2007, 06:17 AM   #4
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How would I go about doing that?...
Install the adjustable trackbar and adjust it until the axle is centered.
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...Is it bad to drive with the trackbar offset?
The little amount that the axle is off-center doesn't cause any problems. Many people just leave it and don't worry about an adjustable track bar until they go higher.

With the questions you are asking, I have to ask one of you. Did you align the front wheels after installing the lift? Installing a lift screws with the toe-in which must be reset or you will be wearing out the front tires much faster than necessary.
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Unread 10-22-2007, 08:30 AM   #5
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Did you align the front wheels after installing the lift?
I had the lift installed by a local truck store. I also had new tires so I took it to Mr. Tire and had them install the tires and do an alignment for me.

I just had new wheels and tires put on Friday so I was going to be it back and have them do another alignment for me.
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Unread 10-22-2007, 08:52 AM   #6
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If the toe-in was correct before the new tires and rims went on it will still be correct after they go on.

Why waste money checking toe-in? It's easy to to yourself.
http://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/align/align-1.htm
http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
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Unread 10-22-2007, 09:19 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info. I have one more quick question.

Would it be worth it to buy a new steering stabalizer for a 2.5" lift?

What benefits are there to having an upgraded one?
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