Right rear tire extends ˝ inch farther out than left after 2 inch lift.
I have a 2006 Wrangler X to which I added a 2” Skyjacker lift right after I drove it off the lot. I’m no heavy mechanic- this is my third Jeep but the first I have modified much- the lift appeared to go well, projected time was 6 hours per the directions and it took me 8 hours. During the lift I replaced the stock wheels with 32x11.50 Goodrich ATs on 15x8 Outlaw I’s, which extend the tires beyond the stock fender flare. When completed, I noticed that the right rear tire extends about ˝ inch farther out than the other tires. Given the heaviness of the transverse member connecting the frame to the rear end, I cannot figure out how this could have been caused by something I did during the lift. I never noticed it with the stock tires which don’t extend past the flares. I swapped with the spare and it showed the same thing, so its not the rims/tires. I measured distances-to-frame and there’s about ˝ inch difference between outer rear axle components and their respective side frame. The Jeep tracks fine on a straightway and the rear driveshaft doesn’t appear to have an angle on it. The bottom of the righthand coilspring does look like it’s a bit skewed outward. Any ideas? Do I just live with it? And did I violate every warranty in the book by lifting a brand new Jeep, which would prevent me from bringing it to the dealership?
The right end of the rear track bar is attached to the frame and the left end is attached to the axle. When you raise the frame this makes the track bar pull the axle to the right. The same thing happens on the front except in the opposite direction. (Did I just say all this backwards? Long day.)
The small amount you are off-center is acceptable to many. If it is bothering you, the suggestions referring to a relocation bracket or an adjustable track bar will fix it for you.