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Unread 04-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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jeep is driving horrible.

so I lifted the jeep last week. and I have always owed jeeps. I know they don't drive like butter, but I had to pull over when I was rainin because I would have lost control. I have to grip me wheel so tight just to keep it in the lane. its a 4 inch rough country, I am only running 30's on it. should I just go have it aligned?

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Unread 04-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Do you have an sye and new CV driveshaft or a trans drop? does it shake at different speeds or is it the steering wheel wobbling back in forth like "death wobble"? Also after any lift a good idea is an alignment because of all the changes that were just done.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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an alignment wouldn't hurt...
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Unread 04-14-2013, 08:53 PM   #4
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Do you have an sye and new CV driveshaft or a trans drop? does it shake at different speeds or is it the steering wheel wobbling back in forth like "death wobble"? Also after any lift a good idea is an alignment because of all the changes that were just done.
I dropped the transfer case. and got a new steering stabilizer. will the alignment fix the death wobble. I guess I would call it that. and yea when im on the highway it seems to be losing more control
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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search death wobble, the alignment could work but there are ALOT of causes. Mine was a loose front track-bar.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:15 PM   #6
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You will need an alignment if one wasn't done after you lifted it, also check out bleepinjeep.com he has some very good easy to understand videos explaining "the death wobble" and what causes it and fixes for it.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:20 PM   #7
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You can and should check your toe-in. Just use a tape measure and adjust the tie rod so that the front tires are about 1/8" closer together at the front than at the rear. There are lots of posts with more specific directions if you need them. But not setting this before you drive it will cause it to wander all over the place.
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Unread 04-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #8
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I dropped the transfer case. and got a new steering stabilizer. will the alignment fix the death wobble. I guess I would call it that. and yea when im on the highway it seems to be losing more control
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