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post #1 of 4 Old 06-20-2021, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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OK, it's kinda embarrassing

Hi, I'm stripperguy and I own a CJ5.

So I notice that I had a front tire squeal when I would run over manhole covers, freshly painted road divider lines and such, but kind of ignored it.

The other day, I took my CJ to the nearby city, to check on a rental property and these tire squeals seemed pretty pronounced, hmmm. Maybe it was the weather, it was unusually hot.

Now I clearly remember scribing a line on each front tire and measuring and setting the toe in, but looking at the CJ in the garage, it sure doesn't look right.
So I jack up the front end from under my axle, rotate each tire and scribe a line on them. Measure.

2-1/8"...wait, what!!??

Thinking back, I did definitely scribe lines and adjust, but, stretching the cavernous back sections of my memory, I realize I did that on my '05 LJ...damn.

Oh well, I'm adjusted now to a little less than 1/4", and straightened my steering wheel to boot. I thought it drove nicely before, now it's hands off tracking at most road speeds, and no more tire squeals. OOPS.


1977 CJ5 is a CJ build ever really done?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-20-2021, 08:27 PM
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I need to do this soon as I'm nearing getting back on the road from my rebuild. Guess I don't need to measure to the 1/64" to get it "good enough".
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post #3 of 4 Old 06-20-2021, 10:27 PM
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Musta been like driving with the brakes on.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-21-2021, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Like driving with the brakes on?
Not quite, but the tires are much quieter on the road for sure.
It’s funny how insensitive my CJ was to that crazy toe in.
My lifted LJ would be death wobbling at 40 mph.
I really prefer leaf springs rather than coil springs
I guess more that that, I prefer driving my CJ over the LJ

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2002 TJ gone
2005 TJ also gone
2005 LJ insurance wreck
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