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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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    Knows a Thing or Two WiscoHR's Avatar
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    Thanks for the video! Iíll check that drag link again, hope I can track it down


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    Good info. Very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WiscoHR View Post
    Thanks for the video! Iíll check that drag link again, hope I can track it down
    I'm pretty sure that's where our wobble is coming from. That's why we're not getting full blown DW. We hope to address it with a new Synergy tie rod and drag link. A video of our results will be coming soon.

    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Good info. Very helpful.
    Thanks Doug

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    Great and useful video. Is there a way to address that play in the pitman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Great and useful video. Is there a way to address that play in the pitman?
    Yup - new tie-rod end for the factory drag link or a replacement drag link. The tie-rod end is clearly worn out.

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    Got it. Im assuming you're gonna go with a new not hollow draglink lol

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    I like the drag link on the JL compared to the JK. Cool informative video!


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    Great demonstration of how to spot movement in critical areas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
    Got it. Im assuming you're gonna go with a new not hollow draglink lol
    LOL!! I don't think hollow is the problem - it just needs to be made a lot more rigid. We've talked to Synergy and they've been kind enough to send us a tie-rod and drag link for testing. Hoping that'll get the job done

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    I like the drag link on the JL compared to the JK. Cool informative video!
    Sure is easier to adjust that's for sure. I also like that it doesn't have a turnbuckle. Never liked that.

    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Great demonstration of how to spot movement in critical areas.
    Awesome, glad we could share that with you

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