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post #1 of 6 Old 03-24-2018, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Interpret these alignment numbers

My axle has a small bend but no vibration or pulling. Is this small enough to just truss or sleeve ( to prevent further bending) and call it good?
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The only thing there related to a bent axle is camber. -1.2 and -0.9 degrees is not something to be very concerned about. In fact it's entirely possible it came that way new, I believe that's a bit out of spec but you'll find plenty of people measuring brand new solid-axle vehicles and measuring a degree or more. Even changing to different aftermarket ball joints that maybe aren't designed perfectly to factory spec can change things by that much.

Start to get concerned around 2-3 degrees but even that would probably just cause minor tire wear imperfections which could be largely mitigated by rotating tires frequently.

I'd pretend your axle is in perfect condition for any decisions on what you want to do going forward with regard to upgrading, sleeves, trusses, gussets, etc.
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Thanks. So that small of a bend shouldn't prevent me fron installing sleeves?
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Thanks. So that small of a bend shouldn't prevent me fron installing sleeves?
Are you sure the housing is bent? Have you done anything that makes you think the housing could have been bent....Jump the Jeep lately? That could just be from manufacturing tolerances when the C's were installed on the tube ends, or when the tubes were stuck in the center section, or a combination of the two. Bent C's could give funky readings too.
Point being, the tubes could very well be perfectly straight even though you're getting those readings.

Put a straight edge on the long side and see what it tells you.

A quality truss is better than sleeves for keeping things straight.

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I do have C gussets. I recently needed a lot of momentum to climb a sand dune. I was focused so much on the dune I missed the ruts at the bottom of it and caught a little air. Maybe a foot. That's what urged me to get the alignment checked.

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Yeah I wouldn't worry about it. Im running 1.3* of negative camber on my drivers side and 1.2* on my passenger and I haven't had any abnormal tire wear. anything under 1.5* or so I wouldn't even concern myself with it.

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