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Unread 12-01-2009, 12:35 PM   #1
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Help, getting sea sick

Hi Guys,

I'm at the end of my tether.

We are trying to sort out some steering issues on a Rubicon Unlimited.

The Jeep was fitted with an OME lift kit using the HD package. This set up gave the Jeep a 3.5" lift, but no relocation brackets were supplied.

When driving the Jeep on the motorway it feels like it is floating and constantly pulling to the left. The alignment is in spec with a bit more toe in.

Today we installed a front adjustable track bar and rear track bar relocation bracket to get the axles centred. This actually made it worse.

The next step is to adjust the caster, but is there something I am missing? All bolts are torqued to factory spec and there is nothing loose.

Your advice will be most appreciated.

Thanks

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Unread 12-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #2
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See this other thread; OME gives you a lot of lift but not many extras:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/r...nstall-914379/
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Unread 12-01-2009, 01:09 PM   #3
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We are in the same boat....no pun intended. I'm tired of it and may remove the lift.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 02:01 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link.

The thing I find strange is that the OME kit used to give you a solid, if not hard, ride.

I have the 3" Zone lift with the adjustable trackbar and the same setup, even ride height, to the OME kit as it stands now but mine handles perfectly.

The only difference is that I have the cam adjusters in mine. Could this really make such a huge difference in ride quality?
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Unread 12-01-2009, 02:19 PM   #5
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Caster can have a lot to do with wandering and pulling. I would start there for sure.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #6
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I have that OME setup with JKS adj front and rear track bars, I ended up adjusting caster to about 3 degrees using front adj upper control arms - perfect ride and control. Later I added rear upper adj CAs to adjust rear pinion angle and avoid a DS problem in the future.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 05:46 PM   #7
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I think the problem we have is finding someone locally who knows what they are doing like you Rockyclymer. I found a local Jeep club guy who met me one day and drove it to see if he could tell what the cause was. He said it drove fine to him...it's hit or miss
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Thanks for the compliment - not many of those around and I try to stick to what I know and not speculate...my theory, Good decisions come from bad experiences and bad experiences come from wrong decisions.
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We'll do the caster adjustments today and then see where we are.

Thanks again.
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