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post #46 of 55 Old 09-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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I'd go with 4* shims up front. That will put you at over 7* total (a little over spec). Even if the springs sag a little more, you should still end up at about 6* which is about perfect IMHO. Just make sure to get some good steel shims that bolt to the spring pack.

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post #47 of 55 Old 09-28-2013, 10:49 AM
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Mine handles best around 7 degrees, so I'd go with the 6 degree shims, as RaiderFan (aka Gmakra) said.

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Ordered the 6* shims tonight along with some tie rod ends
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Alright, got my front bumper and winch mounted up and a good week of driving around to let it settle in so today I went up to belle tire for an alignment check. From what it looks like do you recommend 4 or 6 degree shims? I plan on installing shims and all tie rod end and then get it actually aligned hopefully this month.

Help me follow this print out. The top two boxes show a 3.1 pos. degree caster on the left and a 3.3 on the right. But when it (I assume) combines them into a "front" reading, they become a -2, and what is a "cross" caster. Not following this printout.

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Help me follow this print out. The top two boxes show a 3.1 pos. degree caster on the left and a 3.3 on the right. But when it (I assume) combines them into a "front" reading, they become a -2, and what is a "cross" caster. Not following this printout.
I don't understand the combined reading either but you just made me realize I need 4* shims and not 6. So thank you lol! I need to get ahold of quadratrac ASAP
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Help me follow this print out. The top two boxes show a 3.1 pos. degree caster on the left and a 3.3 on the right. But when it (I assume) combines them into a "front" reading, they become a -2, and what is a "cross" caster. Not following this printout.
It says -0.2 not -2. I assume that "Cross caster" is just the difference between left and right caster (3.1 - 3.3 = -0.2). Seems like a fairly useless piece of information, but it makes the printout look impressive
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I need 4* shims
That's what I'd use

Oh wait, I think I said that already
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Oh yeah duh! Guess I shoulda looked closer. Then I would suggest a 2 degree shim. That would put you within the range at 5.2 and closer to the target of 6 degrees.

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That's what I'd use Oh wait, I think I said that already
Completely read it wrong, changed order today.
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Update: I've had the shims in for a week and I'm pleased. I've been in many-a-CJ and I don't recall a smoother ride. Between the new springs and the proper caster it still a jeep, but handles very well. I also have new TRE' s that are going in soon along with a drag link flip
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