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Unread 05-27-2014, 03:32 PM   #1
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Tire squealing while driving after lifting

Hey all! I did a cursory search and didn't find many questions like mine so here I am. I just lifted my 2006 TJ Sport this weekend. Put a 4" lift on. Replaced front lower control arms (non adjustable, someone had them lying around and they seemed beefier than stock), installed adjustable front trackbar and relocated the rear. I'm not a big off road Jeeper yet. Maybe someday. Anyway, I now hear a sqealing noise coming from my front tires when I hit a bump or make a semi-sharp turn. It makes the same noise that you would hear on certain very smooth parking lots when you're turning. It's tire sqeek is the best way I can describe it. It did not make this noise before I lifted it.

Any suggestions?

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Unread 05-27-2014, 03:33 PM   #2
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You need to get an alignment, it's your tires pulling against each other

You changed your geometry, now you gotta make it right, either learn to driveway align or take it to a shop
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Unread 05-27-2014, 03:41 PM   #3
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You need to get an alignment, it's your tires pulling against each other

You changed your geometry, now you gotta make it right, either learn to driveway align or take it to a shop
Good point! I did perform a driveway alignment and got the tow in to 1/16" tow in. My lower control arms have the cam slot but a solid round washer was installed in the "horseshoe" shaped alignment tab on the control arm mount so right now it's sitting dead center in the cam slot. The steering wheel is off by a degree or two. Is there a part of the alignment that I'm missing?

I appreciate your help!
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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:09 PM   #4
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You really should use a camwasher, since you aren't using adjustable arms, little nuances will cause bIg problems when it comes to suspensIon and steering geometry
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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #5
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You really should use a camwasher, since you aren't using adjustable arms, little nuances will cause bIg problems when it comes to suspensIon and steering geometry
I looked for just cam washers but I couldn't find any. It's the entire kit of bolt, nut, and washer and it's priced from $40-$50. Maybe I should leave those as is for now and save my money for adjustable lower control arms. The Jeep came to me with full, round washers installed. Not sure if thats factory or if the previous owner had a lift installed .

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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:39 PM   #6
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Go to the rough country website, I'm pretty sure they sell just the washers
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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:41 PM   #7
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34.95, cam bolts from rough country
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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:44 PM   #8
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I got Zone cam bolts/washers/nuts (a pair of them) from our local Jeep shop for $20. Stealership wanted $35 for one...
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Unread 05-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #9
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34.95, cam bolts from rough country
Checked them out and the notes say for the rear upper control arms only. Not sure why the notes say that. I'll have to give them a call.

Thanks for the idea and reference!

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Unread 05-27-2014, 05:14 PM   #10
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The steering wheel is off by a degree or two. Is there a part of the alignment that I'm missing?
You're missing something if the wheels crooked...
If you're getting 33s soon per your profile, just keep trying yourself, see what you can make of it.
Not sure what all you did or didn't do, so here check this out:
http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/ba...ent-86996.html

If you want to go into more detail:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/
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Unread 05-27-2014, 05:19 PM   #11
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You're missing something if the wheels crooked...
If you're getting 33s soon per your profile, just keep trying yourself, see what you can make of it.
Not sure what all you did or didn't do, so here check this out:
http://www.4x4xplor.com/alignment.html
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/ba...ent-86996.html

If you want to go into more detail:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/en...g-read-663777/
I guess I meant that I just need to get in there and make my wheel a little straighter using the drag link. Not that there is a problem, just that I need to fine tune the steering wheel. I got all my info from the links you attached. Really great info there! Thanks!

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Unread 05-27-2014, 11:25 PM   #12
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Try the procedure in my sig below... it may help.
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