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post #1 of 46 Old 09-15-2012, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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New guy here! got some steering issues plz help

hey guys! im new here. Ijust bought a 90 jeep wrangler,first off let me give some background on the jeep. 4 inch pro comp lift,shackle flip, shackle lift and 3 inch body lift (gotta go)and 35-14.50 super swamer boggers. i just got it yesterday and took it down the road to go to where i usually 4 wheel and as soon as i hit second gear it wanted to walk all over the road to the point that i felt it was dangerous to drive i can control it somewhat but it will dart different directions at random it seems to get worse when braking.the steering itself is a little loose but i dont think its the entire problem any help would be greatly appreciated and keep in mind im new to jeep suspension so plz no bashing
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post #2 of 46 Old 09-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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Let's start by saying "Welcome!"

Now, can you post some pics of the steering?

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yes first thing tommorow ill take pics and a video if i can
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Just some pics from straight away should help. Do you know how to check your tie rod ends and ball joints?

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its a little dirty here but i hope you get the idea i can try to upload a video of everything in the steering dept if i need to




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is there supposed to be any movement at all in the tie rod ends?
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post #7 of 46 Old 09-16-2012, 01:21 PM
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That's obviously a joke, right?

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You, brother have a multitude of problems here. You're gonna need a high steer setup and be thankful that you're still alive after driving it. When you said 4" lift I had suspected that it was a sprung under lift. Not SOA.

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This link and the links within the link should help you.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...-guide-471769/

I would rather have a broke Jeep, than no Jeep at all.
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where do i start? other than replacing tie rod ends like i said guys this is a new to me
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http://www.rocky-road.com/yjott.html
would this help me? and can it be done any cheaper?
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The over the top steering is the best way to get to where you need to be. Teraflex has a knuckle piece that works the same way. It is a necessary piece to safe steering. Your drag link isn't even straight anymore because of the horrible angles of the steering assembly. You have a huge lift and need to compensate with some $$$

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i bought the jeep in this condition lol i wouldnt mind loosing some lift anyway too much in my opinion what should i ditch first?
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also please post links of anything u reccomend
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Losing lift is done by either getting smaller springs or springing it under the axles. It's going to be easier for you to correct the steering to make it safe but you can fit those tires under the jeep with those springs under the axle. Is the height and flex working for you? You are actually looking at a dilemma that could be a lot of money going into your jeep based on your needs for the jeep. Honestly, as a wheeler and seldom driven on the road, I would correct the steering and get some different looking shackles up front. It's gonna cost some money but it's the only way to make it safe. Can you take a pic of the rear axle with suspension as well?

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