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post #1 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Steering is loose on the highway after suspension lift

Hi, has anyone experienced having loose steering at highway speed after installing the AEV 2 1/2" lift?

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post #2 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:05 AM
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loose or flighty?

did you adjust toe in?

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post #3 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry hit send before typing all the info...

JKU 10A with the AEV 2 1/2" lift and 35x12.5 MTR's

Feels very light in the front at highway speeds with the hardtop on and the 35" spare. I do have the end caps off the front bumper too.
Softop and topless it's fine with no issues at all. It drives and rides great!
I'm thinking we need more weight on the front end to balance the hardtop and spare. Not sure on this one- any input would be great.. Thanks

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post #4 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Yes toe in adjusted and its all aligned- steering wheel is front and center
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post #5 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:24 AM
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Sounds like a great excuse for a wench
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Sounds like a great excuse for a wench
X2 on the winch ^^ nice Jeep!

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post #7 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 11:32 AM
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X2 on the winch ^^ nice Jeep!
lol or a winch. Guess a wench sitting on the bumper would have the same result. Damn typos
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post #8 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 12:28 PM
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Had the same problem. The guy who did a 2" lift on mine had to align is twice before it got back to "stock" feeling. I had to death with the death wobble for a day. Sounds like alignment to me.
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Oh sorry, just read that you had it aligned. Nevermind.
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post #10 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 12:51 PM
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Did you adjust the caster?
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post #11 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 01:44 PM
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Just because it got alignment doesn't mean it was done right. First shop I took mine too had be all kinds of jacked up. Also filled my tires all the way up, made the Jeep floaty as hell. 2nd shop got it right on the money.
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post #12 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 02:17 PM
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Just as ncb says-CASTER-?

Every jeeps a little different, but with your 2.5" (?) lift you've probably lost some of your + caster and are WAY LOW (3/4)-

With a 2dr and 35" tires (toein is probably still off) you need at least 5 + caster, otherwise the jeep goes where it damn well pleases-

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Just got my 2.5" AEV lift on but added the caster correction brackets...no alignment yet and 315s drives great and steering is centered. Feels as good as stock did.

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Thanks everyone for your quick response- the alignment shop told me that's the best they can get it
I was thinking the correction brackets- but not before I bring it to another shop for another look
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Check your tire pressure. Too inflated may cause this feeling.
When my tires were shipped, they were pumped up to about 60psi. But man, they sure could bounce when the rolled off the UPS truck. LOL!

Best bet way to determine your proper tire pressure (for your individual Jeep considering weight, etc) is to put some sidewalk chalk across the tread and then drive it. Then check the wear pattern. Inflate/deflate as necessary to get the chalk to wear all the way across the tire tread.

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