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post #1 of 11 Old 09-19-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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camber question

rig- 07 JKU Rubi, 4' superlift (stock arms), 35's

had a slight shimmy at slow speeds, and dang near DW at 75mph+ (required sometimes for highway ingress/egress). I had my buddy at local tire shop double check wheel balance and alignment.

He mentioned that my camber adjustment was maxed out, but I was still 1 to 2 degrees off "chrysler" spec. Everything else checked out fine.

Will upgrading Control arms fix this?
What options do I have for correcting this as I am assuming it will get worse as the front tube bends?

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There is no camber adjustment from the factory. There are aftermarket ball joints that can be installed, however if it is because a bad "C" or bent tube, you need to get on that sooner than later.

Camber won't give you a shimmy though...

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x2 on Goody's reply. Camber is set into the C's, which if it is off, could indicate that you have a slight bend in your axle tubes at your C's.

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Did you mean 'Caster'? And do you have Cam Bolts/Locks on your stock arms?

Removing the cams (and welding up the holes) and then adding a set of front adjustable control arms will let you dial in your caster for the lift height, and will help with the flighty handling.
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I'm gonna go with 'caster', (been up since 4am sorry about the mixup)

I swapped a rear bumper for some adjustable control arms with a wheeling buddy, but he isn't upgrading till winter so I can't fix until then.

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Yes. In my opinion, if you have a 4" lift with stock (non-adjustable) control arms, your caster IS going to be off.

Since JK's like a lot of caster, you reduce the amount of caster by lifting it without adjustable arms, to either match the spring height that you have selected, or adjust to the same.

If you choose to install adjustable arms, or upgrade/change your lift, I think you'll be in good shape.

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also without adjustable control arms and a 4inch lift your front shaft is going to need replacing soon because your pinion angle.


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With a 4" lift you need atleast 5-7 deg of positive caster this will correct the issues you are having. You also need to make certain that your front track bar bolts are tight.

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also without adjustable control arms and a 4inch lift your front shaft is going to need replacing soon because your pinion angle.
yeah already swapped out the front and rear stock driveshafts for some woody's.

checked the track bar and it is very snug sooo, seems like the arms are the last thing I need to address

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yeah already swapped out the front and rear stock driveshafts for some woody's.

checked the track bar and it is very snug sooo, seems like the arms are the last thing I need to address
any driveline vibes int eh back without adjustable rears?

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don't notice any vibes from the rear, actually since I swapped driveshafts it has very little vibes at all except for the shimmy in the front, other than that it drives smoothas can be

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