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Unread 10-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #241
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Can we discuss Caster and backspacing?

Somebody brought it up that because my Craigslist special wheels have less backspacing to allow 35x13.5's some more space. How does this effect what I want to do with Caster? This person indicated it may have an impact and I was trying to think it out in my head and failed.

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Unread 10-04-2012, 09:20 AM   #242
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Great thread. Going to try it myself this weekend.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 11:18 AM   #243
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Can we discuss Caster and backspacing?

Somebody brought it up that because my Craigslist special wheels have less backspacing to allow 35x13.5's some more space. How does this effect what I want to do with Caster? This person indicated it may have an impact and I was trying to think it out in my head and failed.
This doesn't make any sense to me. You haven't changed the location or orientation of the wheel mounting surface at all. In fact, isn't one of the ways advocated in this thread for doing the alignment is the wheels off with metal rods strapped to the mounting surface? That method would take the wheels completely out of the equation.
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Unread 10-04-2012, 11:25 AM   #244
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This doesn't make any sense to me. You haven't changed the location or orientation of the wheel mounting surface at all. In fact, isn't one of the ways advocated in this thread for doing the alignment is the wheels off with metal rods strapped to the mounting surface? That method would take the wheels completely out of the equation.
That's what I said. His argument was you changed the center of where the tire touches the road and henceforth changing the imaginary line where the caster "line" hits the road. I didn't buy it but I figured it was worth posting if for no other reason then to make sure I don't need to change anything.
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Unread 10-06-2012, 03:35 AM   #245
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That's what I said. His argument was you changed the center of where the tire touches the road and henceforth changing the imaginary line where the caster "line" hits the road. I didn't buy it but I figured it was worth posting if for no other reason then to make sure I don't need to change anything.
Someone needs to check the definition of caster. He might mean camber but that's not adjustable without buying special ball joints.
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Unread 10-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #246
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Unread 10-09-2012, 08:50 AM   #247
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lol, thanks honey!

just came to read, but I'll go ahead and ask in this post...

When we say (arbitrarily) 1/4" toe in....

Are we saying line up to 0" neutral toe, and then adjust the front 1/4" shorter?

Or are we saying a differential between the front and back measurement of 1/4" (I suppose which would be effectively +/- 1/8")




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Unread 10-09-2012, 08:54 AM   #248
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okay so according to the link to the write up in the OP, it is the second of the two:

"Continue this process until the width in the front is about 1/16" (but no more than 1/8") closer together than the back."

Anyone care to confirm or refute?

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Unread 10-09-2012, 08:58 AM   #249
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lol, thanks honey!

just came to read, but I'll go ahead and ask in this post...

When we say (arbitrarily) 1/4" toe in....

Are we saying line up to 0" neutral toe, and then adjust the front 1/4" shorter?

Or are we saying a differential between the front and back measurement of 1/4" (I suppose which would be effectively +/- 1/8")




Gonna go read now.
Been awhile since I read this whole thread, but I look for difference between front and back of ~ 1/8". I don't think either of the options you suggested are that.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 08:59 AM   #250
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Been awhile since I read this whole thread, but I look for difference between front and back of ~ 1/8". I don't think either of the options you suggested are that.
perhaps I used the word "differential" incorrectly, but yeh, that is what I meant.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:46 PM   #251
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ok i want to add a heavy duty tie rod bar and new tie rods to my 2002 tj do i need to get it alined or can i just set my tow that i have now which is a half inch when i take the diffance bewteen the measurement in the front of the tire and the rear of the tire ?
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #252
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ok i want to add a heavy duty tie rod bar and new tie rods to my 2002 tj do i need to get it alined or can i just set my tow that i have now which is a half inch when i take the diffance bewteen the measurement in the front of the tire and the rear of the tire ?
All you need to do is reset toe, but 1/2" is not right.
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Unread 07-29-2013, 09:50 AM   #253
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The factory spec limits, with your 32" tires gives the following range:
0.201062-0.134041 or
3/16 - 2/16
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Unread 03-16-2014, 04:34 PM   #254
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Thanks for all the help guys. I am doing a transfer drop Monday to hopefully solve my small vibe issues.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 11:16 PM   #255
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Thanks for all the help guys. I am doing a transfer drop Monday to hopefully solve my small vibe issues.
Why? MML is a better option.

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