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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:06 PM   #6991
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fixed sunroof and re-routed amp wire

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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:13 PM   #6992
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Finally got around to doing my BB this weekend. Sitting on 15x8 Cragar Soft 8 and 30x9.5 BFG.
The rear axle sits about 3/4" to an inch offcenter towards the passenger side.
Would getting an adjustable trackbar remedy anything or would it be for cosmetics alone?
Also after getting an alignment with everything fitted on the car,
I need to hold my steering wheel slightly to the right in order to go straight on the highway.
Faulty alignment? or something caused by the BB?

thanks in advanced guys. Im pretty happy with the results
Is it pulling left? Or is the steering wheel not centered. If its just not centered adjust the draglink. If its pulling I would say faulty alignment.
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #6993
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The offset steering wheel is caused from the axle moving away from the steering box. You can adjust it at the adjustment point just down from the pitman arm or buy a drop pitman arm.
Dont get a drop pitman arm. No amount of lift on a zj requires or even recommends one
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Unread 01-10-2012, 09:58 PM   #6994
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sometimes i need to turn the wheel slightly to the right but sometimes it acts normal.
i can't differentiate if its pulling to the left or if steering wheel is off =/ . can the off-centered rear axle cause this?
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Unread 01-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #6995
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finally confronted the culprits of the "rear lamp failure"--replaced the 194 bulbs in each of my taillights. BEEPING IS GONE!!
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Unread 01-10-2012, 10:08 PM   #6996
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sometimes i need to turn the wheel slightly to the right but sometimes it acts normal.
i can't differentiate if its pulling to the left or if steering wheel is off =/ . can the off-centered rear axle cause this?
It shouldn't if it was aligned that way
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Unread 01-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #6997
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It shouldn't if it was aligned that way
depends on the side of the road sometimes also
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Unread 01-10-2012, 10:16 PM   #6998
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depends on the side of the road sometimes also
I've got a 96zj with bb and 31s and mine does the same exact thing. Depends on side of road can go left or right and sometimes is normal... Never even bothered. I've been driving it like this as a dd for a year now and no unusual wear in the tires our other parts do if you can deal leave it. Why waste the money.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 12:58 AM   #6999
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Gave it a bath... Just a quick rub-a-dub-dub. Didn't get to the inside unfortunately...

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Unread 01-11-2012, 01:03 AM   #7000
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Also spent some time tring to fix my electric fan... Only the high works, which is better than only the low, but I want it working properly. The relays are both functioning, I know this because I've switched them and the high still functions. I'm thinking it may be the low temp "sensor" or "switch"... I think these are one in the same.

Is there any 5.9ers out there that have cured this? There is one "sensor/switch" on the upper radiator hose, and one on the lower... I'm wondering which one is which? And are they the same part number at Autozone?
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Unread 01-11-2012, 02:17 AM   #7001
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Unread 01-11-2012, 02:27 AM   #7002
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Fitted a new stereo head unit, fixed a loose door trim card (those clips die of old age in the end), wired in the relay to control my roof mounted light bar and fitted a set of reconditioned 703 injectors.
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Unread 01-11-2012, 02:38 AM   #7003
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Recovered my friend's danger ranger at 2:30am this morning up here at college, buried himself in an iced over mudhole coming out from predator hunting, nothing was damaged so it was a fun night... He really didnt think he was getting out by morning haha
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Unread 01-11-2012, 05:14 AM   #7004
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The offset steering wheel is caused from the axle moving away from the steering box. You can adjust it at the adjustment point just down from the pitman arm or buy a drop pitman arm.
Is it something needed for safety purposes or just a fix?
Mine is like this as well..ive gotten used to it...it kinda gimps to the left when i run over bumps in the road...
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Unread 01-11-2012, 07:22 AM   #7005
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Is it something needed for safety purposes or just a fix?
Mine is like this as well..ive gotten used to it...it kinda gimps to the left when i run over bumps in the road...
No it's just because when you adjust the tracbar, you are moving the axle which is moving the point where the draglink is connected to the hub so it is in turn, pushing the steering wheel and causing it to settle sideways.
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