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Unread 02-10-2013, 04:07 PM   #16
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Ok I got the toe in set with the bar I have, I don't think the tie rod is actually bent, apparently the 4.0 has a smaller perfectly straight tie rod and the V8 has a beefier one with bends in it. I was a little out of toe but once I go it back in it felt no different. Steering seems tight, and I just have no idea what else to check. Any ideas?

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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Mine did that a 1/2 mile from home in a residential area. Not fun trying to turn.....trust me. Nearly impossible, but do-able. It simply broke. No wreck, no nothing. I creeped home turning my steering wheel way farther than usual just to make it around the few corners needed to get home. Scary.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:03 PM   #18
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Any help?
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1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 31's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, New engine and trans, no front driveshaft, but it's pretty

"Whats wrong with a PT Cruiser?"
"Coulda had a V8!"

96 build thread

Niner build thread

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 02-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #19
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check the wheel that took the hit
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Unread 02-10-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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Tried swapping the wheel that took the hit for the spare, no difference.
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1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 31's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, New engine and trans, no front driveshaft, but it's pretty

"Whats wrong with a PT Cruiser?"
"Coulda had a V8!"

96 build thread

Niner build thread

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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 01:35 PM   #21
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check the mounts for the track bar, check the control arms, you've got death wobble now.
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