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Unread 04-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #16
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Your axle is still square to the frame, or at least as square as it came from the factory. It's just offset to the the side--think parallelogram. You'll want an adjustable track bar that can be adjusted a bit shorter than stock to 'pull' your axle back over. That's pretty odd and it means that you were even more offset before adding taller springs.

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Unread 04-04-2012, 06:53 AM   #17
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There are +/- allowable tolerances in manufacturing. Sounds like everything ganged up to make the axle sit to the left. It's hard to believe it was that far off though.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #18
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Could have been in an accident that bent the frame a tad.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 09:02 AM   #19
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I just dealt with this on my rig, it took a combination of getting the trackbar, and control arms aligned. Adjustable trackbars and control arms are your friend. Don't take it to a cheapo alignment shop, they will only check Toe-in. ensure they do a front and rear alignment, an untrained mechanic will go by what the machine says only instead of breaking out the proper tools and gauges to set the axle straight. Good luck
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Unread 04-04-2012, 10:45 AM   #20
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the jeep is begging for a higher lift?
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #21
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The thought of the accident did cross my mind....... the carfax was clean.

Maybe a lift will help...

Thanks for all the suggestions I'll let you know how it goes.
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Unread 04-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #22
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...the carfax was clean. ...
CARFAX is only as good as the information that is fed into it. I do all my own work. How much of what I've done to my rig, or why, do you think will show up in a CARFAX report?

CARFAX is a classic case of GIGO.
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