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post #1 of 14 Old 12-26-2015, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Lift advice

So, right now on my 1992 4.0, I have a 4 inch rough country lift. I have a 1 inch body lift, and tube fenders in the front. I have a brand new set of 33's and want to know if I went with a 2.5 inch lift, would I be able to keep the 33's? I'm having steering and drive shaft problems, and hoping that lowering it would help.

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-26-2015, 04:18 PM
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So, right now on my 1992 4.0, I have a 4 inch rough country lift. I have a 1 inch body lift, and tube fenders in the front. I have a brand new set of 33's and want to know if I went with a 2.5 inch lift, would I be able to keep the 33's? I'm having steering and drive shaft problems, and hoping that lowering it would help.
yes, lowering would help the problems because the angle of everything would be decreased. If you want to fix the issue and save some denero you should get a slip yoke eliminator and a lower drop pitman arm. That will fix the problems for you.
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If you want to fix the issue and save some denero you should get a slip yoke eliminator and a lower drop pitman arm. That will fix the problems for you.
If you really want to keep the 33s and not trade towards something smaller, the SYE and dropped pitman is good advice.

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I already have a drop pitman arm. Do I need a new drive shaft if I get a slip yoke eliminator?
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post #5 of 14 Old 12-26-2015, 06:39 PM
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I already have a drop pitman arm. Do I need a new drive shaft if I get a slip yoke eliminator?
yes, go order an ADAMS off road drive shaft once you install it. And if your steering is still hard to steer, then a lower pitman arm would be the way to go. Or you should grease all your zerk fittings, power steering pump, and steering box. If the lower pitman arm is no Bueno. You could have bought a pitman arm that is low enough for a 2" and not a 4"
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-26-2015, 11:38 PM
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What steering problems are you having?

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post #7 of 14 Old 12-27-2015, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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I have a wandering problem and a bump steer problem. So far I'be replaced all the tie rods, ball joints, steering stabilizer, steering shaft, steering box, lower steering bearing, shackles, and removed the track bar. It's loads better, but still not as good as I'd like it to be.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-27-2015, 08:04 AM
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Have you ever taken it to a professional alignment shop and had it checked?

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-27-2015, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Yes twice. Two different shops.
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-27-2015, 02:33 PM
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What did they check and tell you?

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The first one said the toe was really out, then the second said it was fine.
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-27-2015, 06:31 PM
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did the first shop correct it before you brought it to the second shop?

or did you simply get an inspection and ended up with the differing opinions?

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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The first shop corrected it.
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post #14 of 14 Old 12-28-2015, 05:44 AM
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That would elude to the differing opinions. The second shop basically confirmed that the first shop did a good alignment

Stop whining about the 'ride' - If your YJ ain't wrangling your soul free, then might I suggest you buy a stationwagon... at least you can fit all your bull**** in the back.
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