Alignment

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Petros
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Re: Alignment

Post by Petros » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:04 pm

you must be from the south to call a u-turn a "you-be".
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Re: Alignment

Post by ColSwede » Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:36 pm

Colorado originally. Lived in Philly for a while too, not by choice...

Update... It only makes noise when I crank it to the left but not to the right.

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Re: Alignment

Post by ColSwede » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:50 am

I am thinking it might be the outer cv joints on the axles... Not thinking they're liking the new angles from the lift... Once the weather warms up a touch, may have to take the struts apart and cut part of the Springs off. I haven't measured yet, so I'm not positive but I think the front end sits higher than the rear anyway.

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Re: Alignment

Post by jimcrazy » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:31 pm

i have a 1" strut spacer in the front,,they had to slot the strut holes for alignment

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Re: Alignment

Post by ColSwede » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:44 pm

Well... Guess if they'll have to do that, then I may need to get on with checking the ride height and figuring out how much of the coil springs I'll need to cut off... No sense in having them notch the bolt holes until I've got the ride height and everything else situated.

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Re: Alignment

Post by Petros » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:56 am

it if makes clunking when you turn during acceleration, that is almost certainly the CV joint. if you allow it to get really bad, the steering wheel will also want to jog back and forth with clunking. Fairly easy swap out if you have a big wrench to get the axle nut off at the wheel. take me about 40 min to swap out an axle at each side.
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Re: Alignment

Post by NWMO » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:33 am

ColSwede wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:44 pm
Well... Guess if they'll have to do that, then I may need to get on with checking the ride height and figuring out how much of the coil springs I'll need to cut off... No sense in having them notch the bolt holes until I've got the ride height and everything else situated.
Colswede,

The attached link takes you to a discussion that includes a May 6th, 2017 post where I provided measurements before and after the spring swap (front and rear) on the Rusty Frog. I believe I was measuring in the locations suggested by the FSM and this is when I still had the stock wheels, so it should give you a pretty good reference. Of course, you have to be on a nice flat surface (concrete likely best) to get good measurements. Mine never looked bad or drove bad. As a matter of fact, I put months/miles on it before I finally got the alignment. If I were you, I wouldn't be in any rush to cut the front spings until I was certain everything else was good.

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Re: Alignment

Post by NWMO » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:13 am

Here are a couple current pics of the Rusty Frog.
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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

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"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Alignment

Post by ColSwede » Wed May 01, 2019 7:55 pm

Thanks. I'm gonna try to remember to take a tape measure with me to work tomorrow and check it out in the parking lot. I'll post here with my findings. And I only hear/feel the issue when turning sharp at low speeds, it's doesn't happen when driving straight, or even during regular turning or cornering.

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Re: Alignment

Post by ColSwede » Thu May 02, 2019 6:01 pm

So I did measure her, at the bottoms of the back of the front wheel well and the bottom of the front of the rear wheel well... Kinda by the stock jack points. She sits 11 inches off the ground.

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