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Unread 05-29-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Lower control arms needed?

I put on a RK 2.5" this weekend and was going to take it into a local shop for an alignment. I got the kit that didn't have lower control arms. If I get it aligned say tomorrow and buy front lower control arms next week, could I put on the new lower control arms without needing it aligned again?

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Unread 05-29-2013, 11:28 AM   #2
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if they need to adjust the caster, as you lift the jeep it loses caster, the only good way is with adj. arms.

JeepJK the only real adjustment is toe in. Unless you have bent the tie rod bar. The lift changed nothing but caster angle.

everyone Iknow and myself just use a tape to set toe, its 1/8 inch.

They can adjust camber but the would need special ball joints. Cost is high.
They can sdjust caster with Cam bolts, not recommended off road, they tend to wallow out the bracket under harder off road use.
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I put on a RK 2.5" this weekend and was going to take it into a local shop for an alignment. I got the kit that didn't have lower control arms. If I get it aligned say tomorrow and buy front lower control arms next week, could I put on the new lower control arms without needing it aligned again?
As 222Doc said, there are no adjustments other than toe that can be done on a stock JK. Since the tow can be done in a driveway with a tape measure, it doesn't really make any sense to get it aligned. If you're planning on getting the LCA's, I would just wait then take it to the alignment shop and have it done with the LCA's installed.

I hope this helps!

-Zach
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