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post #1 of 4 Old 05-01-2006, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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highway handling question for everyone

hey everyone, new member here.

got my '99 TJ a few months ago and just finished building it......for now.

anyway, i'm having a problem handling it at highway speeds and i'm wondering if it is just me or does everyone with my similar setup experience this as well. on the freeway around 60-65mphs, i have trouble keeping it going straight without constantly paying attention to it or correcting it. to tell you the truth, it gets too tough to handle above 70.

here is my setup:
4.5 RE SF kit, 33 inch ProComp MT's on 15X8's, OME shocks, SYE, Tom Woods Driveshaft, 4.56s, d44 rear locked with a Detroit Auto Locker, open d30 front.

P.S. i just had a brand new re-maned steer gear put in.

appreciate any input to reassure me if all you guys have this problem or what you think i should do to solve it.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-01-2006, 03:21 PM
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I'm only up about 3" with 33's and mine drives straight and smooth on the highway. Something sounds worn or bent. Does it do the same thing all the time?
Like pulls right ....etc.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-01-2006, 03:29 PM
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Sounds like not enough toe in. Caster could cause the same problem with that much lift but usually caster effects return to center and toe in corrects wondering. Besides pinion angles more important than caster.

Anyway sounds like you need to check the alignment.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-01-2006, 03:46 PM
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In addition to the previous suggestions, you should also check your front track bar.

If its loose at either end, you'll get the same nonresponsive/wandering steering symptoms you're having.
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