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Unread 09-06-2013, 03:26 PM   #46
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the front axle will shift to driver and it will depend on how much actual lift height you got from the kit. actual lift height can vary depending your vehicle weight and the springs you had before the lift, etc. I would say this is in the normal range but I would bet you gained a little more than 2.5''s. if it was me, i would just go ahead and order an adjustable front track bar and set it properly to center the axle, recenter the steering wheel and be done with it. I would stay away from front track bar drop brackets as you would be adding stress to an already week frame side mount.
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I had a 3.25" front spacer thing goin on for a year while I saved for Synergy front components (- their 3" front coils actually set my front @ 3.75-3.85" , we can call it a short 4" ) & mine shifted , naturally , an understandable .80 inch further out in drivers side : I got the adjustable HD track bar from RuggedRidge and it's taken me to .15 of an inch or less of standout on driver's side now . It being cheap , I was able to get Synergy stab relocation kit and a King stabilizer and my steering is like a Cadillac's .
pay for the adjustable TB of your choice and move the axle or just deal - lifting the thing makes that happen unless planned for and compensation incorporated into your build

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Unread 09-06-2013, 03:38 PM   #47
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Insane. I beefed up the front axle support with some gussets I added.
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Unread 09-07-2013, 09:35 AM   #48
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my steering is like a Cadillac's .
You can slalom the lane reflectors at 70?

Or did you mean 57 Cadillac with a loose left ball joint?
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Unread 09-07-2013, 11:04 AM   #49
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You can slalom the lane reflectors at 70?

Or did you mean 57 Cadillac with a loose left ball joint?
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I will concur that it isn't skirting thru the passing-lane's broken /dashed line at 70mph ; it is every bit as solid as the 2.5" AEF kit equipped ( w/ the control arm lowering brackets and high steer kit ) 4door JKU I've driven and torn around some open asphalt with and ths is before I install the Synergy track bar raising kit on front and rear that is my next targeted mod . I just crawled it up a "scale 4" trail in Alabama (Wooly's Off Road Park's - " Cowskull") last weekend and this weekend with nothing setup different I averaged 17.5-18.5 mpg + 80-90mph down I-24 to I-75 between Nashville to Atlanta w/ the wife and kids . I provide this little comparative scenario so that it can attest to the variance I've been able to obtain as a balance between daily driver ( family truckster ) and serious off-road machine that will be going to Moab this coming spring for the annual Easter Jeep gathering .
So , when I say it drives like a Cadillac , I mean I can hold it w/ a single finger and maintain a straight line at either high speed road travel or the line up a hill that's considered quite more than an average challenge for its broken granite and limestone makeup. I freaking love my JK . Setup right and they are amazing w/ what they can do.

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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:05 PM   #50
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So , when I say it drives like a Cadillac , I mean I can hold it w/ a single finger and maintain a straight line at either high speed road travel or the line up a hill that's considered quite more than an average challenge for its broken granite and limestone makeup. I freaking love my JK . Setup right and they are amazing w/ what they can do.

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For sure. I really think the mid arm length is much more forgiving to geometry mods than its predecessor TJ. Would have loved to do a before after drive ability compare before lowering the ctrl arm mounts. AT 2.5 its not really needed (as 60%-70 of the original travel is still in the new travel) but you are now set to go to inch lift if ya want. I am sneaking up to the point where the corrections (aside from the rear roll center which I feel is very important) start becoming "required" rather than just seat of pants preference... putting .75 above my 2.5 springs this fall. Heard at 3.5, requirements really start kicking in so I am holding my breath - and can at least pop the spacers back out while getting other parts...
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Unread 09-08-2013, 12:38 PM   #51
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Lifting to 3.5" up front is a different story, thats when something like the AEV front draglink flip kit with relocation bracket is required.
Eh, certainly not required. Control arms or drop brackets, yes.
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Unread 09-08-2013, 01:19 PM   #52
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Eh, certainly not required. Control arms or drop brackets, yes.
That was referring to the front Trackbar relocation bracket or adjustable Trackbar for re centering the front axle.
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