Steering alignment on a lifted BII


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I just lifted my Bronco with a rough Country 4” with James Duff radius arms. Well I got it back and now I need to address the problems. First is the shocks, the ones that came with it are too short. That should be easy enough. The toe in should be fixed with new steering arms. Camber is the one that I’m not sure of. Moog make a model k10809 which will go plus or minus 4*. Is there a disadvantage to this one to fix the camber or should I use something else. I would like to get it close before I take it to the alignment shop. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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I can't really answer your question... but this will give your post a bump and someone else might have an answer for you.

Looks like a nice BII... Lets see more of it. And if those are stone chips all over the front... How many windshields have you been through lately?
 

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Those adjustable alignment bushing "should" fix you right up. If you have a look on RockAuto, there are the same bushings made by a different company that are much cheaper than the Moog set. Same exact thing as far as I can tell. I recently bought a set to do my 97 beam swap on my 87 Ranger, but I haven't installed it all just yet. They do seem like quality parts though.
 

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I always recommend the two-piece fully-adjustable bushings for anyone modifying their suspension such as Moog K80109, or Mevotech MK80109 (perhaps that's what you meant to type).

I also would suggest getting the Skyjacker pt# FA600 drop pitman arm if you want to make it ideal, your steering linkage still looks a little out of position with the lift, which will likely cause some fluctuations in toe alignment (affecting tire wear).

This article might be of some help:

I'll warn you ahead of time, finding a good alignment shop familiar with these suspensions can be tough (and is partly why I created that article)... Your best chance might be with a 4WD shop that regularly modifies them (as opposed to something like a Firestone dealer or Discount Tire, etc.). My best guess is most shop's training materials don't cover these suspensions well, especially with now that the 4WD versions have been out of production for over 2 decades.
 

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Yep those are stone chips. I like to call it the option I paid for but didn’t want. I replaced the windshield once to try and fix a water leak only to find out it was the A pillar.
 

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Where at in Oregon? If around Salem/McMinnville let me know and we can do it in my driveway and save you some time/money and BS about RBV stuff...
 

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That’s cool! I’m in the Salem area. I will pm you with my contact information. I’m still waiting fo the new steering parts to come in.
 

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Hey I want to send a thank you out to Scott for the help on setting up the steering on my B2! I really appreciate the help. I guess the next step for me is the front drive shaft.
 

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No problem, hope it drives better! You were pretty close, and thinking about it you can probably take one of the camber bushings back since your D35 already had one...
 


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