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Unread 08-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #1
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Camber problems after lift

ok here is the back story
96 jeep cherokee

had a 2 inch budget boost on the truck for acouple of years. alignment was fine. just put a RC 4.5 inch lift on the truck. adjustable control arms upper and lower. new coil springs new leaf packs adjustable track bar new shocks

my camber is effed.

i set the upper control arms at 15 inches and the lower at 16.5

full sye kit no vibrations. put the front driveshaft on now have vibrations.
i am going to check out the front shaft tommorrow afterwork.

its pooring down rain right now and i left alignment measurements in the truck i will post them up tommorrow

any ideas where i went wrong

the ball joints are good. nothing appears visually bent and i set the control arms up to what the instructions said.

thanks for all the help

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Unread 08-21-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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The pinion angle is more important then the camber or caster. 3.5 - 4 inches of lift is the point at which you should consider control arm drop brackets to restore your suspension angles.

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Unread 08-21-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Camber will not change when lifting on a solid axle vehicle.I think you are reffering to caster.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 05:41 AM   #4
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Top of tire is camber in.
Caster is close but not dead on
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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #5
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Like said above, CAMBER angle will NOT change when lifting a solid axle vehicle. The only things that will effect the camber angle(on a solid front axle) are; bad wheel bearings, bad ball joints, or a bent axle.
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Unread 08-22-2011, 10:35 PM   #6
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If you've got camber on your Cherokee, either your axle is bent or your ball joints are BEYOND shot.
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