I agree, I'm going to take you rec and do that this weekend. Where on the axle tube would be the best place to measure to?
That's a significant amount. It'll constantly want to travel in an arc to the right. Now the trick is to figure out what needs to move where. I'd measure from known similar points on the frame to the axle tubes. Most likely using the nubs sticking down from the bottom of the frame rails.
Yes, my tires actually have less than 5K on them. The rears look almost brandnew compared to the front.
I agree about the cage arms. My main concern is knowing what my limitations are with all things suspension related, and recognizing that I need someone with more knowledge than me to do the actual work. If it were mechanical that would be a different story. You guys have provided a lot of useful info that has definitely gotten me further than where I was before.
I'm trying to come to grips with the prospect of spending $800 or so dollars on the Cage arms rather than just fixing what I have. The fact that the Cages are adjustable is really attractive, but for the amount I wheel this thing it may not be worth the price.
If it can be confirmed the rear axle is straight compared with frame, then of course it's the front setup.
with this in mind, back to the tire pics, did you say you only have like 5k on your tires?
Edit: As an FYI Jeremy, the cage arms with heim would be nice at this point since if you are off by 1+" inches, well, just another reason to ditch those RA brackets you have and go with cage RA's, carefully measure as to where to put the frame mounts, and even then, the heim on each side will let you "fine tune" your setup......I don't know if you remember me mentioning that I just re-did my C bushings...well I took the opportunity to measure my wheelbase and adjust via heim 1 turn out passenger, 1 turn in driver (combined though, with the thread per inch on these, this only equates to a total change of just under 1/4").