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Out of spec thrust angle question and diagnosis

So my thrust angle is a positive .43 degrees. By my techs calculation thats a fifth of a degree over spec...subsequently it needs to be fixed. I have a 2" coil lift which is more like 2.75" in the rear. Stock control arms and track bar. I posted a thread on this last week so forgive me if its redundant but the axle sticks out of the passenger side about half an inch further than the drivers side. Would an adjustable track bar, or a relocation bracket help me out?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-08-2010, 02:16 PM
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Personally, I would forget about it. Not worth chasing.

But, if you're looking for an excuse to upgrade, then some adjustable control arms and track bars will fix you up.
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So my thrust angle is a positive .43 degrees. By my techs calculation thats a fifth of a degree over spec...subsequently it needs to be fixed. I have a 2" coil lift which is more like 2.75" in the rear. Stock control arms and track bar. I posted a thread on this last week so forgive me if its redundant but the axle sticks out of the passenger side about half an inch further than the drivers side. Would an adjustable track bar, or a relocation bracket help me out?

Thanks.
Since there is nothing adjustable in the rear, not much you can do unless you upgrade some parts.

Maybe the stock track bar being at a higher angle and arcing your axle to the passenger side is pulling you out of spec, so an adjustable track bar or simply a relocation bracket would probably help.

Did you loosen the control arm bolts and re-torque them with the Jeep on the ground? If not you might try that, because they would be binding a bit, which along with the uneven pull of the trackbar may be enough to get it that much out-of-kilter.

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