Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Western Massachusetts
I just put the borgeson shaft in my CJ7, hurt my wallet but was well worth it, steering is nice and tight now! Easy to install.
The sway bar, though, SOME would disagree DOES make a difference in handeling on the road!
I suggest you get yourself a good CJ manual and check the torque of all your suspension bolts front AND rear....U-bolts, main eye(spring to frame) bolts, shackle bolts(german torque is no good here "GUDENTITE"), make sure these are torqued to spec.or youll bend the shackles,and cause them to bind. check all 4 ball joints and all 4 tie rod ends for play, make sure the pitman arm is tight to the steering box and that the steering box is tight to the frame. check the steering box for play and adjust if needed,
grab hold of the steering shaft under the hood and look for play (unlock the steering wheel)should be none. also check the bushing at the lower end of the steering column and make sure that is tight(just a plastic bushing) lube everything while your at it.
If you have long aftermarket shackles, this will throw the castor off and the steering wheel will not return to center while driving like it should. (as well as a steering box that is set to tight and if the axle U-joints are seized they will cause resistance in steering back and forth,regaurdless if the hubs are locked in or not!!)
Oh...also tighten the bolts that hold the spring hanger to the frame(at the shackle end of the spring)
This should straighten you out quite a bit! remember...its a CJ, it will probably never go perfectly straight down the road, especially the short CJ5
1982 cj7. Frame off. shell valley kevlar body, stainless hinges, Bestop seats and supertop, KC titanium lights, Homemade swing out tire carrier with spare front wheel bearings/hub, Built 304,DUI,Edelbrock shorty headers with dual stainless 21/2 tubes into incynerator cans 21/4 dumped out the back,Edelbrock 600cfm, performer intake and cam, Borgeson lower column, Centerforce clutch, NV-4500, Dana 300 w/custom built twin stick, Homade 1/4" steel skid plate, 2.5 soft ride w/ 1" shackle lift, 33x12.5 mtr's. Stainless fuel and brake lines, Braided hoses. more...