do I need to align my CJ post-lift? - Page 2 -
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > do I need to align my CJ post-lift?

6th annual beat your wife to the credit cards sale!!FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome EffectRugged Ridge Products Promo Calendar - Promo Code 2016CAL

Unread 03-02-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
Registered User
2009 JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Durango, CO
Posts: 1,401
By all means re-set the caster if it changed as a result of the lift. In most cases it should be OK, but if you installed longer shackles (such are supplied with the Rubicon Express kits) at the same time it will reduce your caster. The longer shackles drop the front of the spring, thus tipping the caster angle down. Don't use aluminum shims, they'll wear quickly and eventually split in half and get spit out. Use steel shims of the type that are held in place by the spring pack centering pin.

The best fix is to cut the spring perches off and weld on a new set with the caster dialed in. However, this is a big, expensive job and steel shims will do the trick.

SoK66 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2012, 09:33 AM   #17
Registered User
1968 CJ5 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Pine Ridge, AR
Posts: 119
The biggest thing I noticed after a 2" lift was flat towing. It didn't turn as easy as it did before the lift and wouldn't straighten out right away. I added a 2 degree shim and now is back to normal, follow's correctly and turns and returns straight as it should.
noahlon is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 03-02-2012, 10:11 AM   #18
Registered User
1978 CJ7 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: , GA & AL
Posts: 45
Noah, that's a nice color rig you have there my friend. Mine is flat green as well, but a much more drab green. I like yours.
The problem with Jeeps is that everyone fancies himself some kind of Adventurer after he buys one. As if courage, or ruggedness, can be had for a mere $27,745 MSRP
aBoyAndHisCJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

alignment , cj7 , steering , steering alignment

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Suggested Threads

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.