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Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 09:08 AM

lifted jeep consistently pulls right, caster?
 
Hey guys, my tj has a 3" zone lift with stock control arms. it pulls right consistently, sometimes worse than others. I have had two alignments in six months. I started doing some more research, but couldnt find anyone with similar symptoms. It pulls whether im going 20 mph or 70. I am hoping that the caster is off (so i can justifly buying rokmen arms) but i don't think it could be off enough with only a 3" lift to cause this much pulling. One other note is that I still have the stock track bar. although the mount has been redrilled, the right side tire sticks out slightly more than the left.
I dont know how to measure caster myselft as i have not been able to find any clear instructions on how to do so.
Any advice is welcome

arboltrabaja 05-24-2013 09:27 AM

any brake issues? notice any leaking fluid?

Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 09:45 AM

no brake issues, all four have been replaced recently, and it brakes in a straight line. I havent noticed any leaking fluid

rubicon17 05-24-2013 09:54 AM

if you have had 2 alignments you should already know what your caster is.

freerider 05-24-2013 09:55 AM

Worn control arm bushings can cause axle shift which would pull. My old Rubicon Express arms had this issue as did most of them. Not always noticeable until the arm is taken out and the bushings inspected.

Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 10:04 AM

i dont know what the caster is because when the alignments were done i had no idea what i was doing, and they didnt tell me or give me a record of what it was.

Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 10:04 AM

and ill have to check those bushings

TheBoogieman 05-24-2013 10:56 AM

Caster isn't the problem.None of my 8 Jeeps did that and the caster isn't adjustable on stock CAs.All of mine had stock CAs.The toe is the only thing adjustable up front and takes 10 minutes to do it yourelf.

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

Alignment 101 here (caster,camber,toe).

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/

Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 12:06 PM

checked the toe in and it should be fine

iceman423 05-24-2013 12:19 PM

I dealt with mysterious alignment issues with a few jeeps before, had gone thru two allignments before I found out that the lower control arm on one side was aftermarket and was 1/16 in longer causing the pull.. check that out maybe.

Ironhead 05-24-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cravenburrito22 (Post 15475993)
checked the toe in and it should be fine

what did you find? of course it should be fine, but something is wrong

LeeMasterGT 05-24-2013 12:35 PM

Do you have a dropped pitman arm? If you do... That's your problem. Replace with a stock pitman arm and I bet your pull goes away.

Imped 05-24-2013 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeMasterGT (Post 15476097)
Do you have a dropped pitman arm? If you do... That's your problem. Replace with a stock pitman arm and I bet your pull goes away.

Bumpsteer and pulling are two different things with different causes.

Cravenburrito22 05-24-2013 01:05 PM

i dont have a dropped pitman arm and the toe in was 1/16 of an inch. My front axle is not centered, although i redrilled the mount for the track bar. My right tire sticks out a quarter inch more than the left tire. Could an adjustable track bar solve the pull, or do my problems sound more like something a pair of rokmen ajustable lowers could fix.

LeeMasterGT 05-24-2013 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Imped (Post 15476174)
Bumpsteer and pulling are two different things with different causes.

I am aware. I wasn't saying that he would fix any bumpsteer, I was saying that he would fix his pull. That was exactly my issue when I had a sharp pull to the left. I had it at all speeds just like he does and it was consistent. I installed a stock pitman and it cured it immediately. Too bad he has his stock pitman... That would be the easiest fix to identify I would think.


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