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Unread 01-15-2012, 10:12 PM   #1
Hunter32Veith
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So I got a problem.. when I drive down the road, it jumps around a lot... I can never keep it in a straight line. That and when I push in the clutch it pulls hard to the left? Not sure
I have heard that it is because of the big balloon tires, I heard I just need to get it allined (spelling?), and I've heard to get a new steering stabilizer?

What do you guys think?

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Unread 01-17-2012, 05:24 PM   #2
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I know mine has a little road walking due to the size of tires on it. But I would def get an alignment.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:06 PM   #3
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Alright, I figured it would be easiest to start with that
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Unread 01-19-2012, 07:59 AM   #4
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Mine did that and I put a new FabTech steering stabilizer on it and i could tell a difference. Steering stabilizers are pretty cheap you can also try a dual steering stabilizer if you are rocking big tires.
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Unread 03-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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I had a 1979 CJ and it was all over the place after I lifted it and put bigger tires on. Does the steering seem to have slop in it?
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Unread 03-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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Yeah, a little bit.
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Unread 03-07-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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When you say it pulls to the left when you push in the clutch makes it sound like you also have a front brake problem, or a bad wheel bearing.
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Unread 03-12-2012, 01:16 PM   #8
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I have read of something similar to this on the Quadratech website. I think it's called bump steering. Just a thought. Please don't take my word though, not mechanically inclined. Just sounded familiar.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 05:07 PM   #9
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Nah, bump steer only occurs when the suspension flexes (such as when you hit a bump for example ). That could be the case if you're on a rough road though. Do you have an automatic locker installed? Those will lock when a load is applied (when you hit the gas) and will jerk to the side and will jerk again when the load is taken off and they unlock (such as when you push in the clutch). Kinda sounds like your problem. Just my $0.02.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #10
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Thanks, and sorry. I stand corrected.
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Unread 03-19-2012, 10:14 PM   #11
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Thanks, and sorry. I stand corrected.
Nothing to apologize for friend. The more you know. You could be dead on if he's driving on rougher roads.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #12
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I've never been in a true Jeep that did not bounce.
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