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Unread 08-29-2015, 07:36 AM   #1
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zone lift installed. Do I need this piece? also alignment question

I noticed they gave me all my old parts, once I got home. I noticed this plate. Does this plate normally stay off???

Second, as u can see from my alignment paper, my caster is off. What would I need to do to fix this? They apparently installed the align cam kit, but don't see a change.

I didn't get to talk to anyone really, I picked my jeep up at closing time.

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Unread 08-29-2015, 09:35 AM   #2
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That plate is the transmission skid for 2003 and newer TJ'S. After lifting, the front driveshaft will contact that skid. I took mine off a long time ago.

Your options are to modify it to fit, get another aftermarket transmission/engine skid, or leave it off.

No help with the alignment printout. I've never had one. I just set the toe, and adjusted pinion angles with my adjustable control arms. Double adjustable makes it easy.
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Unread 08-29-2015, 10:39 AM   #3
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For a lifted wrangler, your caster is pretty good.
If your front shaft has no issue with it, then its fine.

The trans skid wont work with a lift.
Leave it off.
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Caster is fine and nothing can be adjusted other than the toe. I notched out my skids on my two 03' autos.You can just leave it off if you're not planning on hitting any rocks.
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Caster is fine and nothing can be adjusted other than the toe.
Really?

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They apparently installed the align cam kit, but don't see a change.
Were adjustable lower front control arm cam bolts installed?

Did they install adjustable control arms?

Filling-in your profile would help with future questions...
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Unread 08-29-2015, 08:40 PM   #6
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THe front driveshaft will hit the left "arm" of the skid.
Cut it off and reinstall it. I did and mine has taken a beating, and anything is better than nothing protecting the thin sheetmetal trans pan.
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Really?
Did they install adjustable control arms?
Yup.
Nope.
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Yup.
Nope.
Nope.
Yep...
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I wouldn't worry about Caster Readings Like Those My TJ Has simular Caster Readings & Handles Fiine,Caster will not cause Tire Wear.
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"Did they install adjustable control arms?"

No. And sorry for not coming back to the post sooner. And I'll just leave the skid plate off for now. I don't offroad.
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No. And sorry for not coming back to the post sooner. And I'll just leave the skid plate off for now. I don't offroad.
And what about the cam bolts?...
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