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Unread 08-28-2007, 02:34 PM   #1
aero mech
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why steering wanders

I read the post about caster and all the problems a lift kit can make. Just got through installing a RE4.5 extreme lift with a 2.5 degree shim in the back and a 2 degree shim in the front that was included in the kit. I assume this was to help drive shaft angles will it also fix the camber problem. Anyone ran into any problems with this lift. I haven't got the body or the tires back on so know would be the time. I might just run it as is and see how well it handles. Its a jeep with 33's I don't expect it to handle like a sports car and I'm not going much over 65 in it anyway. I would love to see some pics of this lift on a cj it may be sometime next year before I have the body painted and back together. thanks jc

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Unread 08-28-2007, 06:39 PM   #2
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4.5 RE lift and a 1" body lift...

Results may vary....

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Unread 08-28-2007, 06:45 PM   #3
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There is a thread at the top of the cj tech section that discusses loose steering.
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