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post #1 of 12 Old 09-18-2017, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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Front toe in opinions

I installed my new track bar and of course it threw my toe in and steering wheel out of wack.

By looking at the pics should I break down the steering and straighten the wheels, put it back together and then set the toe. Or does it look minor enough that I can just adjust the tie rod to set the toe in????





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post #2 of 12 Old 09-18-2017, 11:25 AM
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Why would you take anything apart? Set the toe buy adjusting the tie rod. Straighten the steering wheel by adjusting the drag link.
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Why would you take anything apart? Set the toe buy adjusting the tie rod. Straighten the steering wheel by adjusting the drag link.


Ok cool, I was thinking that it might be too far out and I would use up all my adjustment to get it back how it's suppose to be. I wasn't sure. I have never had to make that big of an adjustment.


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Ok cool, I was thinking that it might be too far out and I would use up all my adjustment to get it back how it's suppose to be. I wasn't sure. I have never had to make that big of an adjustment.


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With an OEM width axle, if you centered it under the jeep when installing the trackbar there should be plenty of adjustment.
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With an OEM width axle, if you centered it under the jeep when installing the trackbar there should be plenty of adjustment.


Cool, it's centered money, so I will try it out.
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what biff said.

Just adjust the Toe In. Should be fine , don't take anything apart.

The only time I would take that apart is if the Alignment shop took the draglink off of the Pitman, and didn't align the Pitman correctly (parallel with frame and inline with steering shaft) when they reattached Drag link. Which would could cause less turns one way on the Steering wheel. You would then have to center that Pitman arm and reattach.
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With an OEM width axle, if you centered it under the jeep when installing the trackbar there should be plenty of adjustment.


Cool, it's centered, so I will try it out.
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Take a tape measure and see where the toe in is at, then set it where it needs to be.
There is no way you can look at a picture and determine if it's set correctly.
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Front toe in opinions

We replaced my entire steering linkage last weekend. Adjusted mine 3 times and I still need to get under there and do it again lol

My steering wheel is like 10 o'clock position so I need a good 2-4 full rotations up on the drag link to center it again

The alignment was spot on. We just lined up everything with the linkage we took off the Jeep

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I have done both before. Just not that much of a adjustment. Doesn't matter anyways. Getting new tires tomorrow. Going to let them do it.


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We replaced my entire steering linkage last weekend. Adjusted mine 3 times and I still need to get under there and do it again lol

My steering wheel is like 10 o'clock position so I need a good 2-4 full rotations up on the drag link to center it again

The alignment was spot on. We just lined up everything with the linkage we took off the Jeep

http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html


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Don't worry about how many rotations it takes. Drive down the road and take a good mental note where the wheel is at. Set the wheel there on flat ground. Turn the draglink adjuster untill wheel is centered. Whala your done.
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