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post #1 of 10 Old 04-25-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Control arm questions?

I just installed my Rk front lower control arms, 3.5 springs and Rk adjustable track bar and Extended swaybar links.
I gots serious death wobble.
I realize my lower and upper trackbar holes are a little sloppy, So last night i ordered the poly upper and lower bracket and a new steering stabilizer.And i have been driving slow to not have more issues of wobble.

The question i got, is now that i have driven to work a few day's. Should i be able to unbolt my front lowers at the axle end and adjust it and just swing it back up in and have it line up? What i mean is it was kind of a pain in the ass to get them in on Sunday as far as lining up at the axle bolt. SO i am wondering if maybe they were set to long/short ????

I went by the measurement on the Rk instructions but honestly i am not sure what i should be looking for as far as adjusting them??

Would take any pointers or advice .

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start at 23 inches eye to eye, and go from there with the front LCA's. You could leave the jeep on the ground remove them and reset them then torque them down...done.

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I usually have to use a ratchet strap to get one in.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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You can use a jack to help swivel the axle so the holes line up after you adjust the arms.

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You should be able to add a turn out on the lower Krawler joints and gain a little bit of caster. You can adjust one arm at a time and use a bottle jack under the knuckle to torque the axle to get the arm back in place
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You can use a jack to help swivel the axle so the holes line up after you adjust the arms.
That is what I did. Used the JK jack under one side. That worked.
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The eye to eye measurement is that from inside edge to inside edge or center to center? I did mine from inside to inside...

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It is center to center!

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It is center to center!

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That would explain why it was a pain in the ass to get them lined up when i installed them...

And now that i look, I can see the bad angle on my drive shaft.

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