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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:51 PM   #46
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hey, ive been lookin around for a steering setup that doesnt change my alignment if the lift height changes like a crossover steering set provides, but without the 300 dollar price tag that a crossover setup comes with. I have a 96 XJ. What are your options for me? any DIY kits?

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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:54 PM   #47
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hey, ive been lookin around for a steering setup that doesnt change my alignment if the lift height changes like a crossover steering set provides, but without the 300 dollar price tag that a crossover setup comes with. I have a 96 XJ. What are your options for me? any DIY kits?
Your alignment may be changing because of the shift caused from a too short panhard due to lift? Is yours a linked front end?
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Unread 11-30-2011, 12:02 AM   #48
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not sure what you mean, its the stock steering for most jeeps. it looks like this (not my picture). when the jeeps weight or lift height changes, it also changes the toe on the front wheels.

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Unread 11-30-2011, 01:00 PM   #50
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There are so many factors that come into play when you lift, somethings are simply never considered by the companies making lift kits. Several kits will even change the knuckle position from stock which will cause all kinds of problems. Long arm kits that do not change the position of the upper link mount are notorious for causing steering issues.

And then we have tire size changes. If you go up in tire size without changes to your panhard your axle is moving to the right. Think about it and you will see my point. Your Panhard/Trak bar is very is affected even when you do small changes.
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Unread 11-30-2011, 02:13 PM   #51
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i know that, i have an adjustable trac bar. but say you go on a road trip and the jeep is loaded up so the suspension is compressed about an inch in the front, this will mess up the alignment and wear out the inner edge of the tires. what i am looking for is a steering setup with a tierod that links both knuckles, and the draglink is connected to the tierod itself. do you understand?
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We can do that with either TRE's or Heims...

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Unread 12-03-2011, 02:32 PM   #53
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Unread 12-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #55
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Factory steering needs to be gone when you move up, it simply cannot hang with trail abuse...
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Most people put off the steering for last and that only makes sense but it isn't something you should ever let slide because the old steering works OK... OK isn't near good enough for steering!
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The way the factory SHOULD have built your steering...
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