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Unread 12-09-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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wj all over the road. help now

My buddy bought an 04 wj with a 4" zone kit and its all over the road. Lower arm bushings were shot so we put new ones in and that fixed the death wobble, but its still swayin all over.. The steering box had some play so we put a new one in but its still all over. All steering is tight trac bar is adjustable but in good shape. Need help fast plz. Changed steering box and it got tighte steering got tight, like if you turn a corner and let go of the wheel it stay turned.. I'm lost..

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Unread 12-09-2011, 11:59 PM   #2
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Unread 12-10-2011, 01:11 AM   #3
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I went over them and all is tight
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Unread 12-10-2011, 01:22 AM   #4
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A 4" zone kit?
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Unread 12-10-2011, 01:40 AM   #5
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Yeah looks. To be something like that
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Unread 12-10-2011, 05:56 AM   #6
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Make sure your axle is centered with the adjustable track bar.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 07:37 AM   #7
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If you don't have enough caster it will be all over the place, Also if your box is to tight and the steering wheel does not return easy you can loosen the box up a bit.
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Unread 12-10-2011, 11:40 AM   #8
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Are the sway bars connected?
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #9
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ok **** this jeep..

new 4 balljoints
steering box
lower control arm bushings
adjusted trac bar
tie-rod at pitman is new
adjusted the toe..


still all over the place need help fast.. keep dumping to much money into this thing... oh and steering wont return around corners..
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Unread 12-19-2011, 02:47 PM   #10
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I went over them and all is tight
Turn wheel and wheel stays turned you need to have the toe, and caster checked. Caster needs to be around 4.5-5.5* ideally for most setups. Too little caster like 2* or less will cause the WJ to become a roller skate and the steering will not come back to center like it should.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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As mentioned -- caster.

Hopefully the zone kit included at a minimum, adjustable uppers. If not, you are SOL.
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Unread 12-19-2011, 03:41 PM   #12
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Pull your upper control arms and look at the bushings, axle AND frame side. If the jeep has had a rough enough life to destroy lower control arm bushings you have to expect the uppers to be in rough condition.

What does the zone kit do for the rear A-arm and it's balljoint?
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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:27 AM   #13
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also rear sway bar, upgrade to Addco if not already done.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 11:58 AM   #14
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Pull your upper control arms and look at the bushings, axle AND frame side. If the jeep has had a rough enough life to destroy lower control arm bushings you have to expect the uppers to be in rough condition.

What does the zone kit do for the rear A-arm and it's balljoint?
I believe the kit has a spacer for the ball joint.
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Unread 12-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #15
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I have had to deal with many customers who have the zone kit and have actually talked to zone and the have issues as well without adjustable control arms you can not get enough caster and eventually you will het the death wobble back sorry to say the best thing to do would be a long arm up grade to get the proper caster back in the axel I think iro sells add on long arm kits.... I think
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