anyone with long arm experience

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anyone with long arm experience

Postby okckrawlerq » Thu Dec 06, 2012 6:48 pm

1st--iv got a 6.5'' rc long arm an i feel like it rides like a log wagon better than my old short arms but it just feels real harsh.
2nd-- my tre from the tie rod that connects to the draglink at close to full lock to the right it makes conntact with the track bar bracket and the swaybar axle bracket i dont wana scoot my axle back any further lookin for other optons or ideas? any reason i cant put the tre on the front side i can weld it an re ream it on that side.. iv done alota reading just want some first hand expirence
3rd-- it tracks straight as an arrow on the high way but changing lanes an turning at speed it wants to dart an is very toutchy any ideas to why
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Re: anyone with long arm experience

Postby desertratt » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:32 pm

Your tre may be rubbing if your draglink has hit something. The draglink in my old jeep was drawn to rocks while offroading. :D 
I would think the draglink and the tie rod tube would bind if you flipped the tre.

The darting is probably due to a lack of caster. TJ's and XJ's start having caster issues over 4" lift. It becomes a fine line between getting enough positive caster and keeping your Drivrshaft angle good to keep vibration down.
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Re: anyone with long arm experience

Postby okckrawlerq » Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:57 pm

Well the steering parts are brand new stock replacements less caster would be rotating the pinion down correct?
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anyone with long arm experience

Postby snowbilt » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:12 pm

Have you had an alignment? What is your caster now? TJ or jk?


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Re: anyone with long arm experience

Postby okckrawlerq » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:49 pm

castor messured of the bottom of the c is 6' pinion is at 10' drive shaft is 10.5'-11'
didnt take it to the alighnment shop clamped some angle to the hubs an measured with a tape were i marked for 35'' tires have it toed in a 1/16th
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Re: anyone with long arm experience

Postby desertratt » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:50 am

okckrawlerq wrote:Well the steering parts are brand new stock replacements less caster would be rotating the pinion down correct?

Yes rotating the pinion downward gives more positive caster. If your at 6*... It actually may be too much, with 35's. Larger the tire, less caster is needed. I had good luck around the 3-4* range with 35's
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Re: anyone with long arm experience

Postby okckrawlerq » Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:45 am

Well ill adjust the castor tonight or tommorow an let yall know.. Thanks for all the help guys i realy appretiate it.
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anyone with long arm experience

Postby snowbilt » Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:47 pm

desertratt wrote:
okckrawlerq wrote:Well the steering parts are brand new stock replacements less caster would be rotating the pinion down correct?

Yes rotating the pinion downward gives more positive caster. If your at 6*... It actually may be too much, with 35's. Larger the tire, less caster is needed. I had good luck around the 3-4* range with 35's

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