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Old 08-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Has anyone noticed if their front axle is offset a little to one side or the other?
I was installing the new PS box on my CJ5, and while doing a rough alignment, I noticed my front left tire is offset about 2 inches to the left. The right one seems to line up directly with the rear tire.
Knowing AMC and Jeep's quality control, I'm thinking it might be normal production tolerances

I do have a Superlift SoftRide suspension lift, and a shackle reversal, but those measure out to be correct, so that is not the problem.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Has anyone noticed if their front axle is offset a little to one side or the other?
I was installing the new PS box on my CJ5, and while doing a rough alignment, I noticed my front left tire is offset about 2 inches to the left. The right one seems to line up directly with the rear tire.
Knowing AMC and Jeep's quality control, I'm thinking it might be normal production tolerances

I do have a Superlift SoftRide suspension lift, and a shackle reversal, but those measure out to be correct, so that is not the problem.
X2 on the Quality control, but I have not run into that particular issue myself.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like a normal old CJ to me... Your 74 is 35 years old... Many things have happened to the old girl over the years. I bet it was 1" out on either side when she was made...
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:35 PM   #4
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WOW how did you do that playing in the mud
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:54 PM   #5
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I'll have to check mine in the morn.

 

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Old 08-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #6
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WOW how did you do that playing in the mud
I'm not sure when it happened. Everything seems to line up all right (springs, hangers, U-bolts, ect...) just the axle seems to be moved over a little.

On a related note, is there a difference in the WMS of a stock Dana 30 and dana 44 in the intermediate CJ axles? That could help explain some of the offset, since the right tires seems to line up ok.
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Old 08-21-2009, 08:47 AM   #7
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Not real sure about the 44, The WT 30 is about 1 1/2" wider than the WT 20. something like 54 1/2" and 56"
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:32 AM   #8
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well the driver side axle "DOES" stick out right at 1" further than the passenger. Normal?

 

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