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post #1 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 03:17 AM Thread Starter
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Death Wobble & lift - Alignment settings?

Have a 2" BB kit on the way and I've just being reading about the death wobble in the FAQ section that im likely to experience after fitting. So ill be off to get the alignment done!

Does anyone have alignment setting for a 2" lift that l can give to the garage?

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Having read a bit more it would appear pitman arms are the answer to keep the alignment correct?

Would these so the job on a 2" lift?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jeep-Chero...item460a6af8ca

If not what should l buy?
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 07:02 AM
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I dont think you need a new Pitman arm for 2" personally. DW is a tricky beast.

If you dont have it currently, lifting your rig doesnt necessarily mean you will get it.

Check ALL your ball joints/bushings in the front including steering.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 07:03 AM
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If you have loose or wore components address those first.


Just my 2 pennies worth

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 11:55 AM
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Never need a DPA on a ZJ, ZJ pitman arms are already longer.

Align it to the stock specs, dry steering test to see if there is play in components.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 03:52 PM
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to keep your control arm bushings happy, just loosen the bolts on all control arms, then torque them back to spec with the new pucks in and the FULL weight of the vehicle on the tires.

never need a drop pitman arm, unless you have a dropped track bar bracket. if you have one or the other and not both it will cause steering problems.

never need a transfer case drop either.
for 2", stock alignment specs are just fine.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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post #7 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 04:01 PM
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I have a drop pitman arm. Im on 5" im curious what itd be like with it off

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-31-2012, 04:31 PM
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My ZJ has a 7" long arm lift with the stock PA. I went through four lifts getting to 7" and never had DW on any of them. All the ball joints are tight as are all bushings. I built my own steering from a Balistic kit. I can let go of the wheel at any speed and it runs straight with no drift or shake. I also did my own alignment. It's all pretty simple with tight components.

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