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    JK Super Freak resharp001's Avatar
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    Y, outside of some major change to your build, you shouldn't have to adjust those again. But, it's been a good learning experience for you at least.

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    You can get it beside the joint on the face of the flange ? I can get a magnetic angle and my phone on there.
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    The shop alignment numbers are in. They charged me for an alignment, my toe was out some.

    Here's where I'm at now with the Front LCAs adjusted to 23 1/16"

    This is exactly where I was hoping to be for caster!!! I was worried I was going to be in the low 4's with those 1.5 and 2.0 degree pinion measurements.


    Using that 1.3 degree flange measurement, it looks like my pinion angle measurement was off by .5 to .7 degrees

    I can say this for certain. I didn't think my JKU rode "bad" previously, when my caster was in that 2.7deg range. I thought it was ok and sometimes it was a bit harsh going over some of the larger bumps in the road, especially driving over parking lot speed bumps and railroad tracks it Would feel harsh. Now that I've adjusted those arms and my caster is in that 5.3 range, it feels like I'm riding in a cadillac. It actually reminds me of the day I drove my JKU home new from the dealership.
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    Well, glad you got that squared away. That angle finder was off by a decent amount....surprised by that much. Mine was much closer than that, but maybe I just got lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resharp001 View Post
    Well, glad you got that squared away. That angle finder was off by a decent amount....surprised by that much. Mine was much closer than that, but maybe I just got lucky.
    Yes, going to have to play around with taking that measurement some more now that I know what I'm doing and I have a target I'm aiming for.
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    Yep i was different about 1 , so now you know the difference next time if adjusting CA's.
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    as far as replacing your joints with MCs, i don't think it is smart move. they aren't designed to bound when level. that's one of the reasons MC has to build their arms with proper geometry. i believe you can replace the RC joints with Johnny Joints.

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