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Thread: JL JOURNAL : Checking Steering Components / Setting Toe / Recenter Steering Wheel

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    JL JOURNAL : Checking Steering Components / Setting Toe / Recenter Steering Wheel

    After getting our brand new Dynatrac ProRock 44 installed on our Jeep JL Wrangler, there was one last thing we needed to do before we could head for home and that was to dial in our front end. Even though this was a brand new axle and everything should technically be the same, all it would take is for something to be a fraction of a inch off, to change something like toe or the position of our steering wheel. And, being that we have well over 20,000 hard miles on all our factory steering components, we thought now would be as good a time as any to also check the condition of our joints and bushings on the tie-rod, drag link and track bar. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see Jim, the owner of Dynatrac explain how to do these checks, set your toe-in and recenter your steering wheel - essentially, basic front end alignment 101. Of course, this video can apply to anyone with a Jeep JK or JL Wrangler and we hope that you find the information in it to be useful.



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    Seems simple enough... Alignments so easy a caveman can do it. Lol.. great info!

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    This along with your diagram should give anyone the ability to do an alignment instead of paying a shop.


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    Great information
    Thank you



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    Nice video. That's the closest that I have seen the JL front end. The steering stabilizer mount on them is kinda funky looking.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Seems simple enough... Alignments so easy a caveman can do it. Lol.. great info!
    now that's funny. Loved those commercials

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    This along with your diagram should give anyone the ability to do an alignment instead of paying a shop.
    Thanks! It's what we would hope. There really is no reason to pay a shop to do something you can totally do yourself and with just a 15mm wrench.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy5160 View Post
    Great information
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    You bet! Glad you found it to be helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by QuicksilverJK View Post
    Nice video. That's the closest that I have seen the JL front end. The steering stabilizer mount on them is kinda funky looking.
    It is different for sure. Kinda makes you wonder why the change up.

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    Nice addition to the DIY write up! So was your drag link and track bar loose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by USMC Wrangler View Post
    Nice addition to the DIY write up! So was your drag link and track bar loose?
    The tie-rod end on our drag link where it connects to the pitman arm was worn out... already

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The tie-rod end on our drag link where it connects to the pitman arm was worn out... already
    Must be too many shopping trips. Those mall speed bumps and curbs are wearing shit out in a hurry.

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    That looks super easy! Thanks for showing us this Eddie and Cindy. I’ll definitely take a crack at this when the time comes.


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