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I know this has been discussed, but can't remember the thread title. My right hand front tire is now at a more extreme angle than the front left (300 miles). The steering wheel is no longer clocked correctly, it angles towards the right tire when the tires are pointed straight ahead, is this related? Is it something I can/should correct?
 

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Sounds like you need to adjust your Toe-in/out. Watch the video below to help you do it up yourself.
 

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As the springs settle and lose ride height, the front wheels will gain more negative camber and will lean in more at the top of the wheel.
Maybe this is what you are experiencing on your ride. May need to re-adjust your ride height or think about getting aftermarket springs.
 

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the steering wheel is splined, just pulled the center cover off and re-clock your wheel.
My first reaction is that the steering wheel was straight at 169 miles, at 230 it wasn't, seems like there would be a mechanical cause. The post after yours mentioned sagging springs as a possible issue, I didn't think this would be an issue so soon, my Wildcat 4 still has good springs after 6 years and 2500 miles, often with 4 passengers. I weigh 168, my wife 122, not a lot of weight to cause an issue.

Nevertheless, is the negative camber adjustable, and if so, I should do that (or adjust ride height) before I re-clock the steering wheel?
 

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My first reaction is that the steering wheel was straight at 169 miles, at 230 it wasn't, seems like there would be a mechanical cause. The post after yours mentioned sagging springs as a possible issue, I didn't think this would be an issue so soon, my Wildcat 4 still has good springs after 6 years and 2500 miles, often with 4 passengers. I weigh 168, my wife 122, not a lot of weight to cause an issue.

Nevertheless, is the negative camber adjustable, and if so, I should do that (or adjust ride height) before I re-clock the steering wheel?
Camber is not adjustable with stock A-arms. Toe in/out is the only adjustable component, and needed adjusted (re-aligned) after I changed out to the updated steering knuckles. Obvious indication of a misalignment issue is the steering wheel as you have noticed. I'd check the tie rods to make sure nothing is loose or bent. Shock Therapy has a video explaining how to do your own alignment. That's where I'd start.
 

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My first reaction is that the steering wheel was straight at 169 miles, at 230 it wasn't, seems like there would be a mechanical cause. The post after yours mentioned sagging springs as a possible issue, I didn't think this would be an issue so soon, my Wildcat 4 still has good springs after 6 years and 2500 miles, often with 4 passengers. I weigh 168, my wife 122, not a lot of weight to cause an issue.

Nevertheless, is the negative camber adjustable, and if so, I should do that (or adjust ride height) before I re-clock the steering wheel?
The springs can sag out in just a couple hundred miles. Almost all OEM springs will. I added preload to mine after losing about 1-1/2" of ground clearance. Couple hundred more miles and I had lost about 1/2". Adjusted preload again, and they seem to be holding steady now for a couple hundred miles. I will be going to Shock Therapy springs when I decide it's time to spend money on springs.
There is no camber adjustment unless you go with aftermarket a-arms. No need for that, and over time you will quit looking at it all the time. :)
 
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