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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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How do measure caster angle?

Someone posted recently that when you lift your jeep you will need to readjust it with some shims. Can anyone elaborate on this. I think I have a 4in lift, just got the jeep, and it likes to turn further than you want it to.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-22-2009, 09:58 PM
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I'll point you to the sticky http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/why-your-steering-wanders-seems-loose-445430/
You will see varying strong opinions on the subject. I was originally going to shim mine but have decided against it.
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Don't neglect to check your toe-in measurement too.

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Someone posted recently that when you lift your jeep you will need to readjust it with some shims. Can anyone elaborate on this. I think I have a 4in lift, just got the jeep, and it likes to turn further than you want it to.
I'm confused... the title of your thread is "How do measure caster angle?" but your lead-off question is above. What do you mean by ... it likes to turn further than you want it to?

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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