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Unread 04-21-2013, 06:38 PM   #1
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82 CJ8 steering question

Hey guys i recently picked up a 82 CJ8 and it has a 4" lift and 35's but it does not seem too turn very well, i was wondering if it is because it is a longer wheel base or is it because of the tires. I can get the wheel to turn from center twice in either direction which seems to be normal and it does not seem to be hitting anything either.
any info can help thanks guys

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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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In answer to your question, it's probably both. Have someone turn the wheel full travel each way and ensure you are actually hitting the stops at each end.


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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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Just did that a while ago. Everything seems fine i guess its going to be characteristic of it now, thanks
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Does it have a drop pitman arm on it? Those will cause exactly what you are experiencing. There are fixes.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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Yes it does have a drop pitman arm, does it need a slightly longer one?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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Quote:
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Yes it does have a drop pitman arm, does it need a slightly longer one?
Research "tie rod/drag link" flip.
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