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post #1 of 5 Old 05-28-2011, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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wj bump steer

Hello all I have a 2000 4.7 with ome hd's up front with a BB and ome med's on in rear with addco and Bilstien's. JkS trac all from Kolak. When I put th BB on in front to level it out i got bump steer only once in awhile but violently. looks like I need a drop pitman arm to correct the proper angles. I don't have sway bar extesions wouls the help. its my wifes ddand I want it to be safe for her. P.S she has already flipped our xj so I want to keep her out of the ditch. ha ha.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-29-2011, 01:51 PM
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Bumpsteer really isn't "violent". And bumpsteer would be over any bump. Maybe you experienced death wobble.

Either way, you don't need or want a drop pitman arm. How's your toe? Is your trackbar uber tight?

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I also had pretty bad bump steer or maybe it was the infamous "death wobble", but when I replaced the inner tie-rod ends (aka drag link ends) it all but went away. I still have a very slight vibration when I hit a pretty hard bump at about 40-45, but I am hoping that it will go away after I replace the actual TRE's here in a couple weeks. You don't have to have an alignment after the drag link ends, but when you do the TRE's you need to. This might not be what your problem is, but it might be something to check out.

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My track bar is tight and I am going to get a fresh alignment with replacing all tre's. I know what dw is and I don't have that at any speed, but I first hand experienced it the other day when I hit a rut or pot hole and the bump steer went into serious dw. I had to completely stop the jeep and restart. Keep in mind this is my wifes DD and I may drive it maybe twice a week. I have searched and searched and know about no drop pitman arms, track bar drop brakets etc.... but sometimes you have to ask with all jeeps being diff beasts.
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You dont want to run the drop pitman arm with an adjustable trackbar if thats what you are running.
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