Originally Posted by CSP
Toe doesn't change on a CJ with a suspension lift. The tie-rod is not touched when you swap springs out.
A CJ has a separate drag link and tie-rod. Each has their own holes on the passenger knuckle.
lifting the vehicle will absolutely affect both the drag link length and the toe- You have changed the relative distance between the pitman arm and the steering knuckle, which effects both toe, and drag link length- and if you change one, the other changes.
A CJ should have an adjusting sleeve- why would you disconnect the drag link to turn it? Turning the sleeve will allow you to center the pitman arm and the steering wheel and correct the drag link length. And, I really, really, really promise that changing the drag link angle will affect toe- when you move the drag link, the knuckle that it is attached to will move in or out, depending on which way you turn it. How can you move the knuckle without affecting toe?
Even if you remove the drag link, shorten/lengthen it and put it back, the relative distance between the steering knuckle and the pitman arm will have changed, and when that changes toe
changes as well.