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post #31 of 37 Old 03-22-2012, 12:08 PM
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Way too high pressure. Also you should be at zero-just in on the toe.
No, toe should be set at about 1/16 "in" with a 31" tire.

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post #32 of 37 Old 03-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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I have always herd that the tow-in should be at 1/16"-1/8".
The toe is subjective, like almost everything else on any given Jeep. 1/8" is a starting point, and it's worth mentioning that the 1/8" is measured under the assumption of a 35" tire. Some people run 5/32", some 1/32". It's trial and error, sometimes. Different tire/wheel combinations perform in different ways on different Jeeps.

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I have always herd that the tow-in should be at 1/16"-1/8".
Have you also HEARD that about the TOE?

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The toe is subjective, like almost everything else on any given Jeep. 1/8" is a starting point, and it's worth mentioning that the 1/8" is measured under the assumption of a 35" tire. Some people run 5/32", some 1/32". It's trial and error, sometimes. Different tire/wheel combinations perform in different ways on different Jeeps.
That's right. Usually zero to a hair in. 1/16" is a hair IMO. I have got to where I set my toe 1/16th out then drive then adjust it in 1/8 turn on the collar then drive again, and repeat till I get the road feel I like. I have found it to be 1/16th-1/8th in between 31-37" tires.

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post #35 of 37 Old 03-22-2012, 02:18 PM
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Gentleman please this is not a contentious issue. I asked about these cam alignment bolts when I purchased the kit and was told they SHOULD not be necessary but it sounds like they could be the trick.
My first lift was a 2" BB.

It felt like it was all over the road, slow return to center.

I installed the cam bolts and it was perfect.

My Jeep's never been on an alignment rack.

I just used eyeball and angle gauge to set the caster.

Maybe I just got lucky.
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post #36 of 37 Old 03-22-2012, 04:29 PM
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I don't bother with Jack stands and removing the tire/wheels for toe and this way I know I am at ride height . Your caster should not be that far off with just a few inches of lift to cause the issue you seem to have . Most shops insist on setting caster at OE specs which is more than most of us require being you need less as you go up in tire size to a certain point . toe 1/16 to 1/8 is fine . Both caster and Toe can be set at home . get used to doing it owning a Jeep you are always changing things that effect at least toe. here is a pic of how I do it . you can pick up all you need at Home depot including an angle finder to set caster . you can refine your tools as you learn .
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post #37 of 37 Old 03-22-2012, 06:36 PM
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I don't bother with Jack stands and removing the tire/wheels for toe and this way I know I am at ride height.
That's the ticket!. Thanks for the pic.

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