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post #16 of 20 Old 10-20-2014, 06:27 AM
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FYI if you center just the front axle then you won't track straight. As it is if you take a peek at your axles now, they're both shifted opposite ways. You may want to just put a washer or two on your steering stops until you change both front and rear track bars. To the OP, shocks make a big difference on any lift. My first lift was a 2" RE BB, and the ride absolutely sucked!!! I ended up finding out after I installed it that the shocks I got with the kit were total garbage. One actually failed within two months!!
I'll be doing both when I align them.


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post #17 of 20 Old 10-20-2014, 08:08 AM
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FYI if you center just the front axle then you won't track straight...
If you are referring to the axles not being inline with each other, its going to be closer with the front centered vs. the front not being centered.
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post #18 of 20 Old 10-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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If you are referring to the axles not being inline with each other, its going to be closer with the front centered vs. the front not being centered.
If they're offsetting each other because they're sticking out in different directions the jeep would still track true. If one of the axles is moved back to center wouldn't that change how it tracks down the road? At least that's how I always understood it. What am I missing?

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post #19 of 20 Old 10-20-2014, 07:03 PM
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I'll be doing both when I align them.
The axles being sligtly off center has no affect on drivability, handling or tire wear. The two axles are still parallel with each other. A 2" lift is only going to move the axles 1/2 - 3/4" Unless it causes rubbing issues, it is not necessary to center them. (there is nothing an alignment shop can do about this. You need to relocate the track bar or get an adjustable. The only thing that can be aligned is the toe and you can do that yourself)
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post #20 of 20 Old 10-21-2014, 03:02 AM
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The axles being sligtly off center has no affect on drivability, handling or tire wear. The two axles are still parallel with each other. A 2" lift is only going to move the axles 1/2 - 3/4" Unless it causes rubbing issues, it is not necessary to center them. (there is nothing an alignment shop can do about this. You need to relocate the track bar or get an adjustable. The only thing that can be aligned is the toe and you can do that yourself)
Should of said center the axles, I know an alignment won't change anything like that. this is only temporary until I'm cloaked on 35s, all new everything with a tt and 8.8 in the rear (which I just picked up) just patiently waiting until tax return

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