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post #1 of 11 Old 03-26-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Lift HELP!?

ME and a friend ( that has done lifts before) lifted my JK 2007 4 Door Unlimted X with a 3.5 Inch Rough Country total lift including control arms and pitman. I put on XD addicts (with proper back spacing) and 33" tires. I went to test ride it and every once in a while on a light turn my ESP or traction control flashes for 3 sec. I checked everywhere there is no rubbing.. I cant go get an alignment until WED morning .... is this happening because its total out of alignment or should i worry about somthing else? thanks

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Sounds like the steering wheel is off center. Did you recalibrate for the tires?


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Yes, sounds like you need to fix the steering wheel. The sensors in the JK think the JK is turning more than it is do to the steering wheel being off center. So, it kicks on the ESP. It is easy to center. That should take care of your problem my friend!

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Re-Centering Your Steering Wheel

1. With your tires pointing as straight as possible (leave your steering wheel rotated) and your tires on the ground, loosen the bolts on your drag link turnbuckle using a 15mm deep socket or wrench.

2. Grab the turnbuckle with your hand and rotate it a little bit at a time. Check your steering wheel periodically while doing this until it appears to be centered again.

3. Try to make sure that the bolts are pointing away from the track bar (rotate just the bolt sleeve and not the turnbuckle itself if necessary) and then tighten up the turnbuckle bolts.

4. Take your Jeep out for a test ride and determine if you need to make any other adjustments. It may take a few times to get it right but at least it is easy to do.

If you just installed a 2"-3" lift, that should be about all you need to do. However, if your lift is 4" or greater, you should seriously consider purchasing a set of adjustable control arms so that you can properly set your caster.

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Looks like I need to do the same thing. My steering wheel is off a significant amount (it's at the 2 o'clock position) and the traction control kicks on whenever I turn right and when I brake (that's really scary, BTW...)



The part #7 is what we are loosening and "adjusting" correct?

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Yes sir! That is the one...

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Easy.

Is this just typically a one man job with a little adjusting, then checking, then adjusting, then checking....? Wouldn't it be easier to have a second someone turn the wheel to center after the turnbuckle is loose and then I would tighten the bolts back down while I'm underneath the Jeep?

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The easiest way is have two people. Go to a open parking lot or something like that. Drive with your hands off the wheel so the tires track stright. Then, come to a complete stop and get out WITHOUT touching the steering wheel. Have the second person watch the wheel while you go up front and adjust. Loosen the two 15MM Bolts and spin the turnbuckle. The wheels will stay put but the steering wheel will move. Once that is dead center stop and retighten the bolts. You then should be all set!

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Game on, thanks Jason....BTW, I need to send you an email about the KC lights....

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