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Unread 01-18-2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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1978 cj5 jeep

I am new to the jeep form but I have a problem and need some information I just bought this cj5 and it has a 4 inch lift kit , I have had the front end lined and new steering box installed but I have a lot of floating in the rear end when driving and it also has 33x12x15 tires now is there a product I need to buy or what do I have to do to take this out .
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Unread 01-18-2014, 08:23 PM   #2
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Can you give a bit more info on "floating". Remember you have a vehicle that is 36 years old and in no way can you compare it to a modern vehicle with out throwing a ton of cash at it. I have a 78 cj5 as well, have done lots of work to it over the years and look at it for what it is-a hobby.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:56 AM   #3
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"Floating" ?
Rear end or the whole jeep?
Explain please.
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Unread 01-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #4
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"Floating" ?
Rear end or the whole jeep?
Explain please.
X2 ...don't understand "floating" in the rear. Unless shocks are shot.....hmm

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Unread 01-19-2014, 06:08 AM   #5
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If by 'floating' you mean the CJ rear is sort of lifting and moving side to side, then you probably have an issue with tire size, tread design, tire construction, too much lift, or poorly installed lift.

If your CJ5 is stock, it is a narrow track axle vehicle. Add in the short wheelbase, and you get a combination that is sensitive to any changes in steering/suspension geometry from stock.

BTW: Welcome to the forum.
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Unread 01-28-2014, 07:58 PM   #6
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I have fixed my problem I took my Jeep to a front end Jeep person and he relined the front end the right way and now I drives like a CJ 5 is suppose to.
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