How to dial in your steering.

Spartan99

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This is for stock Jeeps. Cheap lifts will benefit from this too, a little. If you must lift your rig, spend the money and get a really good one than expands the ability to align it. This write up is for stock Jeeps, which only allows you to adjust toe and the steering wheel.

Only move each piece in this write up by a hair. And drive it around a bit before readjusting. If it wanders, your toe is out. Bring it in, tiny turn by tiny turn, until it’s where you like it. If it’s too tight, back it up a bit in the toe out direction. Think of when you learned to ski and you stayed straight by plowing with your skis turned in. It’s the same thing. Skis turned out and you’re being pulled in either direction at the same time; that’s wander. I can’t stress it enough though to make each adjustment as slight as the width of hair.

This is very basic. You can get more specific by monitoring the tread wear to guide you, and your mpg’s to see if you toed in yoo far (too much toe in will reduce it a tad). Just like plowing slowly down the mountain in skis.

This is why alignment shops often don’t get it right. It takes time to dial it in. ALSO, when you add different wheels and tires, it changes the way the Jeep tracks down the road, leaving you wonder why it’s driving differently. It’s simple though. Just dial it in when necessary, especially when you add bigger tires, lift it up a bit, whatever.

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I thought it was up for toe in.
 

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About 1/8" is nominal factory spec on a 33" tire. This is pretty common across all makes and models of vehicles. Too much toe-in and it will scrub the tires, wearing them faster and reducing fuel economy. Straight ahead and the steering will be "twitchy". Toe'd out and it will steer like it's trying to pull into the turn.

I recommend you jack the front tires off the ground and spin them, scribe a line in the tread carefully all the way around (straight) by bracing your hand on the ground, and have a friend help you measure front and back of the tires (tire to tire on the scribe lines).
 

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About 1/8" is nominal factory spec on a 33" tire. This is pretty common across all makes and models of vehicles. Too much toe-in and it will scrub the tires, wearing them faster and reducing fuel economy. Straight ahead and the steering will be "twitchy". Toe'd out and it will steer like it's trying to pull into the turn.

I recommend you jack the front tires off the ground and spin them, scribe a line in the tread carefully all the way around (straight) by bracing your hand on the ground, and have a friend help you measure front and back of the tires (tire to tire on the scribe lines).
Thank you
 
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