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Unread 02-08-2017, 10:55 AM
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I just installed an AEV 2.5 Lift with the AEV Geometry Correction Brackets. Took my time and the install went smooth. Prior to the install the alignment was dead-on, no problems. After the install I noticed a slight pull to the right. I called AEV and the guy I talked to said that occasionally the alignment may go out of sync after the lift install but it was rare and I should rotate the tires and that might fix the problem. Well, I rotated the tires as suggested and now my pull to the right is much worse. I am also noticing an occasional creaking sound coming from the front right if I go up an incline while making a right turn (up a driveway, from the right). Anybody have any suggestions? Did I over torque my bolts? Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions.

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Unread 02-08-2017, 01:06 PM
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Need some help!

I just installed an AEV 2.5 Lift with the AEV Geometry Correction Brackets. Took my time and the install went smooth. Prior to the install the alignment was dead-on, no problems. After the install I noticed a slight pull to the right. I called AEV and the guy I talked to said that occasionally the alignment may go out of sync after the lift install but it was rare and I should rotate the tires and that might fix the problem. Well, I rotated the tires as suggested and now my pull to the right is much worse. I am also noticing an occasional creaking sound coming from the front right if I go up an incline while making a right turn (up a driveway, from the right). Anybody have any suggestions? Did I over torque my bolts? Thanks in advance for any help and/or suggestions.

Ray
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You did the install yourself? Give us a call again. 248-926-0256 ext 228 and talk to Paul.
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Unread 02-10-2017, 06:28 AM
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I just installed a 2.5 AEV on my new 2 door, went with the geo correction brackets and it has zero pull I can take my hands off the wheel and it stays straight.

Did you loosen all your control arms and front track bar? If not loosen every one with the weight on the jeep and rock it back and forth and then re-retorque everything while it is on the ground. Sounds like you might have some bind in the control arms. Some people forget to loosen every control arm bolt when installing lifts.
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Was this ever resolved? My 3.5 does this too. Had it lined up at jeep dealer.. its with in specs. But still has slight pull to right.
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Was this ever resolved? My 3.5 does this too. Had it lined up at jeep dealer.. its with in specs. But still has slight pull to right.
Mine did the exact same thing. Had a local shop adjust the caster slightly on the right side after an alignment. No more pulling.
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How did they adjust caster on only the right side of your axle ?
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How did they adjust caster on only the right side of your axle ?
Good question...I'll ask them.
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maybe they used a different geo bracket hole, not sure it that would be good or not. Or maybe he has cam adjusters not great either. Or maybe they just adjusted his toe....
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maybe they used a different geo bracket hole, not sure it that would be good or not. Or maybe he has cam adjusters not great either. Or maybe they just adjusted his toe....
Nope...no toe adjustment. Directly from the guys at Moab Offroad in Louisville, KY..."we adjusted it using the cams". I asked him if it could be done independent of one another and he said yes, if I had adjustable control arms (which I do not). So I assume they misspoke and they did, in fact, adjust the caster on both sides. All I know is that it tracks straight and true, and that makes me a happy camper.
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if you have cam adjusters they can easily do it independently. make sure you keep the control arm bolts tight as cam adjusters have a habit of moving if at under torqued.
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