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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Too Much Power Steering Assist

My 89 YJ 4.2 manual has too much power steering boost. When I am on the highway, there is practically no road feel. Is there some way, preferably simple of course, to decrease the boost? Everything is still stock in the steering department although I have put a 4" lift and larger tires on it.

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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #2
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You can partially slow it down with a steering stabilizer. However I don't think this is a common problem. Quite the contrary actually!
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Unread 07-23-2013, 09:37 PM   #3
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The 4 inch lift prolly took a ton of positive caster out of the axle. That would make it easier to steer. Offset ball joints might work. You don't really want to rotate the axle (driveline vibes).
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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:48 PM   #4
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You can partially slow it down with a steering stabilizer. However I don't think this is a common problem. Quite the contrary actually!
Huh.
That's actually how mine feels. Barely move the wheel and it moves in that direction pretty much instantly. Doesn't take much. I feel like I have the same problem. There is like, zero resistance in the steering wheel. I figured it was just a yj thing.

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Unread 07-24-2013, 03:03 AM   #5
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That's odd, mine is opposite. Totally stock, no lift. Seems like I don't even have p/s. I thought my steering was a YJ thing!
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