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Unread 04-08-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Issues with ride

My WJ 89K has some issues....

The ride and steering seem loose. Its stock but rides like it is unstable. Wanders on corners and the steering seems very squirly for being stock. It drives more like my YJ not like an SUV.

What should I look at to stiffen up both the ride and the steering?

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Unread 04-08-2009, 07:41 AM   #2
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I bet your Track bar Bushings are done and Possibly Check your Tie-rod ends any up down movement is bad rotational is ok.

and lookin into replacing the steer stablizer with a Heavy Duty one From like KOR or IRO

And replace rear Sway bar it's Piss poor to say the least.

Use a Addco Sway bar ur body roll wont happen anymore, then

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Unread 04-08-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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agreed... start with getting some fresh bushings on all the components, its the cheapest start and spend a few bucks to get a good steering stabilizer... other than that, depending on how well you know your jeep, get under there and look for oddities, even check for leaking shocks, may need a good alignment etc.
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Thanks! but please stay with me a second...

i have never messed with Track Bar or tie rods, or sway bar for that matter...

Can I put new bushings on the track bar with out any special tools?

what exactly am I looking for on the tie rod ends? Are there bushings? or might the tie rods need to be replaced?

I will look into ordering a new rear Addco sway bar, is this a simple swap?
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Its possible that you could need new ball joints as well.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 10:10 AM   #6
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Grab the tie rods and check for looseness and make sure they twist. There's 4 of them. Put a jack under the axle and wiggle/lift the tire to check ball joints for looseness. With the tires on the ground have some one turn the steering wheel back and forth while you look at the front end components.
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