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Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

1. If I drop to RM mid, should I buy adjust arm and elink?
2. Thinking of changing to 22" rims from Niche, what the real diff from driving cast rim and forged rim. Should I buy the same spec for both front and rear rims? Any suggestions on those rims spec?

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Old 10-12-2015, 09:13 AM
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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

People will say "depends" as it seems depends on each jeep and alignment... my camber could not get aligned, so I did the arms and links and it is now perfect... Looks great and rides damn good

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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

I had the mids and didn't need the adjustable arms....everything came in perfect. Alotof people don't realize that these things come oem with a tad bit of camber and want everything back to zero.
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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

I have a customer getting me his OEM alignment sheet before his drop now.

Reason for ^ you may ask?

I have seen multiple trucks with inner tire wear almost down to the wear bars with only 12-15k on the odometer. I suspected the OEM alignment is out about what the mids will be once installed and the alignment is finished.

I've seen Mids in the rear perfect to .03 to .06 (Sheet below) and that's on the right side with the drivers side being perfect to .01 to 0.3 out yes "SOME" are different Left and right rears after alignment of the Mids. Yep I've seen them all over the place I suspect it's the shop/shops doing the alignment's or the trucks themselves worn or new struts etc. who knows but their defiantly close to OEM all of them.

With this ^ said (again my speculation) I assume it will be the same alignment situation from the factory seeing all the extreme inner tire wear we have seen on an OEM setup.

Remember the sheets and specs at any alignment shop are "guides" for them to follow not what the truck is OEM. Now their guides should be what the truck is OEM but reality is it is not and until we see the OEM alignment setup and see (IMO is out) we can not know how much Camber we really have from the factory. Remember this also vary's from truck to truck so exhausting LOL

I should have the customer emailing me sometime soon with the OEM setup sheet and I'll post it up.


Here is a drivers side inner 15k on the odometer no springs installed yet you can see the wear bar tires almost gone on the inside and the outside not as bad suspect OEM Camber!






Here is a Mid sheet I got like 2 weeks ago from Dave @illegal_machine he was kind enough to share it with me after his drop.

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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

Thanks a lot guys, I should go check my alignment since mine is still stock, so I would like to share my spec before buying a mid drop and install it, that what I summarized from yours exp!
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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

So I found a guy a few miles away who has a Hunter 311 in his personal garage and does alignments for all the local autocross guys. He will align it however you like, etc. Looks like if I go with a drop, I'll definitely be taking the Jeep to him to see what he can do.

However, I'm wondering if I should take my stock Jeep to him first to get a baseline. After 13k, although my Pirellis are about shot, they do appear to be wearing evenly.
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Re: Thinking of dropping to RM mid but a few questions

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I'm wondering if I should take my stock Jeep to him first to get a baseline. After 13k, although my Pirellis are about shot, they do appear to be wearing evenly.
Not a bad idea the more loged info w all have the better. So no inner wear on the rears at all? That's a good sign!
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