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Offline RedJeepster1

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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2017, 10:43:36 AM »
I've seen people set the rotors down on a couple 4x4's to simulate the weight of the vehicle on the wheels while still having the flat surface of the rotor to measure off of, not sure it's worth that extra effort though.
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2017, 11:04:54 AM »
i find it hard to believe that toe will change that much with weight on the tires vs axle on jack stands.. if the toe changes that much you have worn parts.

I put the front axle on jack stands, remove the tires, measure rotors front to back..

so far so good
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2017, 11:40:03 AM »
Yeah, but I'm just too lazy to take the tires off.  Plus I bet half the ball joints in this club are sloppy! :rotflmao:
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2017, 01:53:59 PM »
so what your saying is do an alignment to compensate for worn parts???? I know they think different down south, but not completely backwards!

if thats the case we better change them from wrench fest to ball joint fest
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2017, 02:29:22 PM »
I would say almost half of the Jeeps I've worked on had some play in the Joints.  Frank let his go for a few years a while back!

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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #30 on: December 08, 2017, 02:38:20 PM »
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Im disappointed !
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #31 on: December 08, 2017, 07:51:36 PM »
I remember!  I actually think I went 3 years...  over 1/4" of play on each one  :redface:
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Re: ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
« Reply #32 on: December 08, 2017, 08:44:14 PM »
i find it hard to believe that toe will change that much with weight on the tires vs axle on jack stands.. if the toe changes that much you have worn parts.

I put the front axle on jack stands, remove the tires, measure rotors front to back..

so far so good

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