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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:34 PM   #16
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This^^^^

Also need to know if it is a stock steering gear and pump?

Did it just happen out of the blue or after something was changed?
thing is that its a handmedown from my old man thats been sitting in a garage for years and years. i dont know much about the jeep. i get it back on monday and maybe you guys could lend me a hand with this stuff!

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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #17
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75 mph in a CJ5

I do not think you should ever drive 75 mph in a cj5, just my two cents!!!!!

but then what would I know: I am just a old fart that has lived a long time and driven a jeep for many years.

they are great vehicles for the woods, hills and other wild country.

but with the short wheel base and big tires, makes them a bit unstable at highway speeds.

good luck and be safe,

guess you have heard the other term used to describe a CJ5

"Widow Maker"
lol no i haven't heard that term and ill have to remember that one.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #18
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so do you guys think i should try to fix myself (i have a brother in law thats good with cars) or maybe send it in to a pro? how much am i looking at. remember, im only 18 lol and this is my first car.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #19
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I dented a steering stabilizer once and it caused the steering to not return to center. Also drove a Saburban to Colorado after the steering box was adjusted and that thing darted all over the road. It got better on it's own some way, wasn't my rig to mess with anyway.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #20
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You need to figure out what's wrong with it first before jumping to conclusions on who should repair it.

Nobody here knows what your capabilities and/or tool inventory is like either once you do know what it needs.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #21
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You must find what's wrong, so you know what to fix.
You must take it to an alignment shop, to find out what the camber, caster and toe-in is.
Till you have that info, you are lost.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:17 PM   #22
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hey guys, took some pics of the jeeps suspension!

lets see whats up.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:47 PM   #23
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Hoowee! Your Old Man is a Thrill Seeker! What size tires are you running?
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:54 PM   #24
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Hoowee! Your Old Man is a Thrill Seeker! What size tires are you running?
why do you say that? lol and you have no idea. my dad was a bullrider for most of his youth. guys nuts. and it had some 35s on it.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:57 PM   #25
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First off. Those blocks under the springs on a steering axle are a big NO!NO!

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Unread 07-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #26
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First off. Those blocks under the springs on a steering axle are a big NO!NO!

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how come?
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:06 PM   #27
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You don't have a stable steering platform. The entire Jeep is sitting on basically 2X4 blocks. You don't need that kind of lift for 35s, and it's dangerous. You know that quick-steering you have? That is a big contributor to it. You can keep it SOA and still fit 35s without the blocks, and have a much safer, controllable Jeep, along with a couple other important mods. With the configuration you have now, Widow-Maker fits! That was cool in the '70s and early '80s, but it never was a sensible thing to do. Not that your dad isn't sensible... well, he rides bulls. Nuff said...
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:21 PM   #28
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That set up IS a crash that's going to happen.
Who ever built it had NO CLUE!
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Unread 07-14-2013, 10:43 PM   #29
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Lift blocks on a front axle are illegal in all 50 states.

Pull the front axle, cut off the spring perches. Put the axle back under the Jeep and temporarily bolt the U-bolts in. Set your caster angle to 7°, tack the perches. Pull the axle, weld them out.

Then drive to a river and throw them lift blocks as far as you can into the water.
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Unread 07-15-2013, 07:16 AM   #30
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how come?
You ask for help as to why the steering is crazy, someone responds with an issue and you say, 'how come?' You have a clue?
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