Originally Posted by Ratchet
Howiestt is correct. There is barely enough room for camber/caster adjustment on our WK2's. It's not uncommon for me NOT to be able to set the rear to preferred specs even on a stock WK2. The front generally can be adjusted right where it should be with only a tiny bit of room to spare. By lowering just 1 inch, you pretty much blow your chances of having a desirable camber/caster measurement in the end.
On some instances, I have elongated the adjustment slots on the lower control arms to achieve a more preferred spec, but again, there is still very little room to work with if the vehicle has been lowered. Option B would require the use of longer or shorter control arms depending on if you raised or lowered the vehicle.
Originally Posted by jonny01blaze
Zoro has the best prices but they havent been great to deal with. My order was screwed up twice, Im surprised it came at all.
I've been both researching this topic to death, as well as agonizing over making the modification, and have come up with this, so far.....
I took a good look at the front end of my GC yesterday, and I fully agree with "Ratchet"s observation. My GC, at stock height, has the inner pivot bolts of the lower a-arms, at pretty much the full limit, for camber adjustment. So, knowing that lowering the Jeep will increase negative camber, I probably have insufficient travel left, to compensate for any camber change. I suppose I could however, elongate the slots, but then I might not have the ability to adjust the caster, to the proper setting. And this is just in the front. Having seen all of that, I didn't even bother to crawl under the rear.
There is a "camber adjustment" plate, made by 'SPC Performance', and I first saw it on the 'Tire Rack' website. SPC's installation video, however, doesn't really explain, al least to my satisfaction, how their plate will work, if the Jeeps adjustment slots aren't long enough. They clain +/-1.5* of adjustment, starting with the pivot bolt in the "middle" of the slot, and this plate only goes on the rear side of the adjustment bolt. Their tech line opens at 7 AM, but they're two time jones away from me, so nobody answered, when I called a few minutes ago. (DUH!!!)
With respect to Zoro tools, while I was researching the DIY links, I found that Grainger also sells the Bahnsbach elbow joints, as well as metric threaded rod and hex nuts. They could possible be a better source for the materials. Grainger's p/n are #6VD1, for the joints; #25DM54, for the threaded rod. I forgot to get the p/n for the hex nuts....
I started doing the research, in hopes of finding both left hand threaded, as well as right hand threaded elbows, with the thought of making the links "on Jeep adjustable", for fine tuning the ride height. I called Bahnsbach's tech line, and was told that they indeed make LH versions, but while they're available somewhat readily, in Europe, they're not sold here, except by special ordr, of SIGNIFICANT quantities.
Just another of my $0.02 worth..........