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Old 11-30-2011, 10:41 AM
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

This should clear up any confusion.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Thanks for posting those, Ratchet. Interesting that the Adaptive Cruise Control sensor would also have to be adjusted. Is this Reality or CYA? The changes you make in most alignments are so small it is hard to imagine it could have that big of an effect on the sensor.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

I just tried to have mine aligned while getting new tires and they told me that the caster could not be adjusted. At the time I let it go assuming they knew more about it then I did. They also used alignment specs for the WK instead of the WK2 and said it was because alignment specs for the WK2 had not been released. Like the OP my caster was set at 5.2 and 4.8 for the front left and right respectively.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Interesting information. I have an appointment this morning at my tire dealer for a tire rotation and alignment check. Looks like I should take it the the dealer for the alignment.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Dealer alignment isn't necessary as long as you find a shop with a respectable alignment tech and an up to date alignment console.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

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Dealer alignment isn't necessary as long as you find a shop with a respectable alignment tech and an up to date alignment console.
Ok, Thanks. I will check with them when I go in today.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

IndyBob, how did the alignment go?
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IndyBob, how did the alignment go?
I think ok. They said it was just out a bit.

Here is the spec sheet they gave me.

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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Appears they used a Hunter alignment console...which is good! Looks like your biggest issues was with toe only. However, your right front camber is still a bit negative, but within limits. Both of your front wheels could use a lil tweaking. As long as you don't notice any tread feathering, I wouldn't do any adjusting on it. Personal pref, I like my camber to have a very close cross spec.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Well after driving it for a few days I notice that it seems to be pulling slightly to the right and when the Jeep is going straight the steering wheel bottom spoke is off to the left a bit and not straight down.

I am sure it was not that way before the tire rotation and alignment changes.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

It's possible you have a "radial push/pull" You could switch your front tires with each other to see if the pull to the right gets better or worse.

Vehicles generally pull to side where caster is lowest. Yours is about .4 degrees lower on the right. From what I've seen on WK2's, the *almost* half degree difference can cause a very slight drift. However, with the amount of negative camber on the same side side that has the lower caster, it would almost counter the lack of caster.

The left side caster is a wee bit positive for my liking. I'd decrease that to get it closer to spec along with freshening up the negative camber. Camber should be around -0.5 degrees on both front axles.

For the steering wheel being off center, I'd go back and raise hell. If the tech was using an up to date Hunter machine, which it appears he was, there is a piece of software on those machines called "WinToe" which is awesome for centering steering wheels. Just take the print out back up there with you and explain to them you are experiencing a drift to the right and your wheel is not centered.

Last but not least, your WK2 doesn't have adaptive cruise does it?
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