Wandering Jeep Wrangler
Let me start at the beginning. I have a 1997 TJ with a 4.0 and an auto with Approx. 155,000 miles. The Wrangler is mostly stock. New ball joints last year, all new tires at the beginning of this year, going from 30x9.5x15 to 31x10x15 b.f.g. all-terrain. Same tires I have been running since 30,000 miles. About 6-7 months ago, I noticed that the jeep starts to “wander”. If you are driving down the road, it seems that I have to constantly always correct the steering. If you hit a bump in the road, then you really have to be careful because you will have to correct the steering as well. I had the trac bar replaced a month ago and had the tires re-mounted and balanced and rotated as well. At the same time I had new sway bar bushings installed front and rear, along with JKS quick disconnect sway bar disco’s. I had the mechanic go through the front end and he says everything is tight with no play. Still having this damn wandering problem and really don’t know where to go from here. I am in the process of installing the Old Man Emu 2.5 lift kit, but before I do that, I want to take care of this issue. At the moment I have the Edelbrock IAS shocks on there.
Some of the things I am contemplating are:
Rear trac bar
Maybe something wrong with the tires?
After this I am stumped. I know you can do an adjustment on the steering box, but I am not convinced that it is the box.
Anyways, sorry for the long post. Hopefully someone has some ideas.
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