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I'm Sorry, but I FULLY 100% AGREE WITH MR. WRENCHTECH.
I dealt with a CJ 5 Feller who had raised his baby about 4 inches, I guess to look cool. (Not for Rock Crawling or Event stuff)
He too, had been to the alignment shop. He thought he was gonna fix the problem. (I would have started there too, had I ever done this to mine)
He even had the specs/ adjustment sheet on what they had performed!
With the CJs we are dealing with "Straight Axles" Not Independent Suspension, as with yours.
His issue was "WANDERING" at about 50 MPH (he said). When I drove it (if you call it that) Wander was not the word. AMONG THE WORDS FOR IT was At 55, suddenly, HOLY JESUS.I'M ALL OVER BOTH LANES, AND WILL SOON DO HALF-GAINERS AND SOMERSAULTS. UNLESS I GET ON THE BRAKES. If I had been in amongst oncoming traffic, I wouldn't be able to answer you now.
We both took it back to the shop---They put it back on the machine, had another Tech Double Check the procedure, then they said ALL THEY HAD TO GO ON WAS OEM SPECS (they were not engineers, to come up with modified factors)
Before he left, they insured It was CORRECT---AND HE SHOULD HAVE NO TIRE WEAR ISSUES!
The only explanation I have for the difference in the 2 you discussed is MAYBE it was done "Incorrect" or maybe there is a MECHANICAL/ MANUFACTURER Difference in the 2 Rigs/ Parts.
Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM