1997 - 2003 JEEP WRANGLER CAMBER KIT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS-KIT # 91003 WARNING Extreme care must be taken to prevent vehicle rollover or loss of control, which could result in serious injury or death. Avoid sudden sharp turns or abrupt maneuvers and always make sure all vehicle occupants have their seat belts fastened. WARNING Read and understand all instructions, warnings, cau- tions, and notes in this sheet and in your owners man- ual before you begin the installation of this camber kit.
CAUTION Proper installation of a Performance Accessories cam- ber kit requires knowledge of the factory recom- mended procedures for disassembly and assembly of original equipment components. We recommend that the factory shop manual and any special tools neces- sary to your vehicle be on hand during the installation. Installation of this camber kit without proper knowledge of the factory recommended procedures may affect the performance of these components and the safety of your vehicle.
We strongly recommend that a certified mechanic familiar with the installation of similar com- ponents install this camber kit. WARNING This camber kit should only be installed on vehicles in good working condition. Before installation, the vehi- cle should be thoroughly inspected for evidence of cor- rosion ... more. less.
or deformation of the sheet metal around the factory axle mounts.<br><br> This camber kit should not be installed on any vehicle that is suspected to have been in a collision or misused. Off road use of your vehicle with this camber kit installed may increase the stress applied to the factory axle mounts. We do not recom- mend that any vehicle with a camber kit installed be involved in any extreme off road maneuvers such as jumping.<br><br> Failure to observe this warning may result in serious personal injury and/or severe damage to your vehicle. WARNING Many states now have laws restricting bumper heights and vehicle lifts. Local laws should be consulted to determine if the changes you intend to make to your vehicle comply with state laws.<br><br> Before combining a camber kit with a suspension lift, consult an installation professional to see how this will affect your specific application. WARNING The installation of larger wheel and tire combinations may reduce the effectiveness of the Anti-lock Braking System. WARNING Always wear eye protection when operating power tools.<br><br> WARNING Ensure that your vehicle tires are properly blocked and secured before you begin installation of this lift kit. NOTE Performance Accessories recommends using the Loc- tite® supplied in the kit on all hardware unless noted in the instructions. 1 2 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 A.<br><br> Before you start. 1. Read all warnings and instructions completely and carefully before you begin.<br><br> 2. Check to make sure the kit is complete (refer to the Parts List, Section E). 3.<br><br> Special tools, such as coil spring compressors, are required for installation of this camber kit. 4. Only install this kit on the vehicle for which it is intended.<br><br> If anytime during the installation you encounter something different from what is outlined in the instructions, call technical support at (520) 636-0979. 5. The camber kit is intended for 1997-2003 Jeep Wranglers, with a coil spring suspension and a 2 d Performance Accessories coil spring suspension lift.<br><br> 6. Park vehicle on a clean, dry, flat, level surface and block the front tires so vehicle cannot roll in either direction. 7.<br><br> Disconnect both battery cables. a. Disconnect the negative cable (1) first, then the positive cable (2) from the battery (3).<br><br> NOTE As you read through this procedure, note that each part referenced has the same callout number through- out. Also, the part number in the text matches the cor- responding part number in the art. Kit parts are prefaced by the word kit in italics.<br><br> 3 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 B. Get ready to install rear axle camber kit. 1.<br><br> Lift rear axle. a. Loosen five lug nuts (4) each from two rear wheels (5).<br><br> b. Using a hydraulic jack, slowly lift rear axle (6) so that two rear wheels (5) are five to seven inches off of ground. Position jack stands in front of con- trol arm perches (7) under frame (8).<br><br> Lower frame onto jack stands. Leave hydraulic jack in the up position. c.<br><br> Remove five lug nuts (4) each and two rear wheels (5) from rear axle (6). 2. Remove rear passenger side coil spring.<br><br> a. Remove nut (9), bolt (10), and shock (11) from rear axle (6). WARNING Use extreme caution when lifting the vehicle.<br><br> Ensure lifting device is securely placed. 4 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 b. Compress coil spring (12) using coil spring com- pressor.<br><br> c. Lower hydraulic jack and rear axle (6). Do not remove hydraulic jack pressure from rear axle.<br><br> d. Remove compressed coil spring (12) from frame perch (13) and axle (6). C.<br><br> Install camber kit on rear axle. 1. Remove upper control arm.<br><br> a. Remove nut (14), bolt (15), and upper control arm (16) from rear axle (6). b.<br><br> If present, remove two forward knockouts (17) from axle (6). NOTE Step B.2.b below requires the use of coil spring com- pressors. 5 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 c.<br><br> Install two kit camber washers (18), kit 10mm- 1.5 x 90mm bolts (19) and upper control arm (16) on axle (6). Do not install nut (14) at this time. d.<br><br> Install compressed coil spring (12) on axle (6) and frame perch (13). Remove coil spring com- pressors from coil spring. e.<br><br> Using hydraulic jack, lift axle (6) and install shock (11), bolt (10), and nut (9). f. Repeat steps B.2.a through C.1.e for rear axle driver side.<br><br> 6 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 D. Make camber kit adjustments. 1.<br><br> Adjust drive line angle. a. Lower axle (6) and remove hydraulic jack.<br><br> b. Position hydraulic jack under front of rear differ- ential housing (20). Using hydraulic jack and wood block slowly rotate rear differential housing up.<br><br> c. Rotate two kit 10 x 1.50 mm x 90 mm bolts (19) and the large part of kit camber washers (18) to the rear of axle (6) as shown. d.<br><br> Coat threads of kit 10 x 1.50 mm x 90 mm bolts (19) with Loctite®. e. Install two kit 10 x 1.50 mm x 90 mm bolts (19), kit camber washers (18), and upper control arms (16) on axle (6) with two nuts (14).<br><br> Tighten nuts to 65 lb.-ft. f. Remove hydraulic jack and wooden block from rear differential housing (20).<br><br> CAUTION Do not use driveline yoke to reposition the differential. NOTE Kit bolts and upper control arms should not be binding on axle. Kit bolts should move freely through axle and upper control arms.<br><br> NOTE Do not rotate kit bolts once alignment is established. Performance Accessories recommends using Loctite® supplied in the kit for all mounting hardware. 7 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 g.<br><br> Using hydraulic jack, lift rear axle (6) high enough to install rear wheels (5). Install two rear wheels on rear axle (6) with five lug nuts (4) each. h.<br><br> Using hydraulic jack, slowly lift rear axle (6) high enough to remove jack stands. Remove jack stands from frame (8). Lower vehicle to ground and tighten ten lug nuts (4) to 85 lb.-ft.<br><br> i. Connect the positive cable (2) first, then the neg- ative cable (1) on the battery (3). 2.<br><br> Double check the vehicle. a. Check all mounting hardware to ensure it is properly tightened.<br><br> b. Start vehicle and check the steering in both directions to ensure that there is no bind. Check all steering connections.<br><br> Ensure that the steer- ing gear box has no interference and is in proper working condition. CAUTION Retorque all fasteners after 500 miles and after off road use. All camber kit components should be visu- ally inspected and fasteners retorqued during routine vehicle servicing.<br><br> E. Parts List Callout Quantity Description (19) 2 10mm x 90mm bolts (18) 4 Camber washers 1 6ml bottle Loctite 1 Warning to driver sticker 1 Logo sticker 8 JEEP CAMBER KIT# 91003 c. Check the operation of the brakes and the park- ing brake.<br><br> Check brake lines for adequate travel. Ensure brake lines do not touch any surfaces, moving or otherwise. If necessary, adjust brake lines and or brake line brackets to eliminate all contact.<br><br> d. Check clutch operation. Check both shift levers 9 operation.<br><br> Ensure that there is proper engage- ment in all gears and 4 wheel drive ranges. e. Ensure that all OEM or aftermarket bump stops are installed.<br><br> Suspension overtravel can result in serious damage or failure of OEM components and aftermarket equipment. f. Test drive vehicle in all gears and 4 wheel drive ranges.<br><br> Pay close attention to all vehicle sys- tems. Check all hardware again in 500 miles and as part of your regular maintenance schedule. Rev.<br><br> 01, Copyright 2/03 Performance Accessories CAUTION Performance Accessories does not recommend any particular wheel and tire combinations for use with its camber kit and cannot assume responsibility for the customer 9s choice of wheels and tires. Reference your owner's manual for recommended tire sizes and warn- ings related to the use of oversized tires. Larger wheel and tire combinations increase stress and wear on steering and suspension components, which leads to increased maintenance and higher risk for component failure.<br><br> Larger wheel and tire combinations also alter speedometer calibration, braking effectiveness, center of gravity, and handling characteristics. Consult with an experienced local off road shop to find what wheel and tire combinations work best with your vehicle. NOTE All warranty information, instruction sheets, and other documents regarding the installation of this product must be retained by the vehicle owner.<br><br> Information contained in the instructions and on the warranty card will be required for any warranty claims. The vehicle owner needs to understand the modifications made to his vehicle and how they affect vehicle handling and performance. Failure to provide the customer with this information can result in damage to the vehicle and severe personal injury.<br><br>