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post #1 of 6 Old 06-28-2017, 10:39 PM Thread Starter
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Cj CJ 5 Camber issues

Hello,

I have a 1975 CJ 5. It has a lift kit on it and I'm having issues with the camber. I've got a buddy that has a 4x4 shop and he's having problems finding adjustable ball joints and shims to correct the issue. Anybody have an idea where I can find any. Everywhere he's tried he's told they're out of production. Help!!!

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-29-2017, 03:31 PM
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HI, Never heard of any adjustments in a Jeep front differential camber adjustable. its a solid front differential isn't it? I don't think there is any adjustment. might be bad barrens.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-29-2017, 03:49 PM
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Not too hard to find.

Adj upper ball joint insert
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...CJ5&vi=1180639

Spindle shim
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...Redirect=04120

rock auto also has a few different ball joint inserts and the spindle shims
http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/j...+bushing,13508

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/j...acer+kit,13507
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I have the 2 piece Moog from OReilly, works great.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-01-2017, 10:37 AM
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I tried the adjustables early on and I was unsatisfied with them so I ended up taking the rig to a frame alignment shop where they properly shimmed the knuckles. It's a bit more costly but if you get it done right it will bear dividends on how will it handles on the road.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-02-2017, 01:04 AM
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It is OK to use shims on Jeeps that have the disc brake caliper bracket secured with the spindle studs. On later Jeeps that have the caliper bracket bolted to the back of steering knuckle, you should use an offset ball joint to adjust camber. The reason being that using shims on the later type will cause the rotor to run at a different angle than the caliper.
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