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post #16 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 05:16 PM
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How about tire pressure? What are you running?

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post #17 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 05:17 PM
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YUP, the alignment shop has no way of adjusting CASTER in a stock suspension jeep


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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
I use Adj Lower Control Arms and my caster is just above 5+

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post #18 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 05:36 PM
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You cam use cam bolts to get caster in check and it is way cheaper than arms. This is not a good solution if regular off roading is in your future however. This would only be a good fix for a daily driver that very seldom gets off road.
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post #19 of 32 Old 09-11-2013, 10:03 PM
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Put on the geometry correction brackets.When you install a lift it changes (shortens) the caster angle up to about a degree and the steering will be flighty..If you install the brackets you have a choice of 3 holes .Mine are in the center ones and the caster is at about 5 degrees .Problem solved .
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post #20 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 12:31 AM
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Subscribing to see what fixes it. Mine is similar -- I've had an alignment and steering wheel straightened.

I also have the traction control light going off, mostly when I'm using the brakes, but have had it go on when cornering, etc.
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post #21 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 08:28 AM
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Probably the lose nut behind the steering wheel.

Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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post #22 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 09:16 AM
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Put on the geometry correction brackets.When you install a lift it changes (shortens) the caster angle up to about a degree and the steering will be flighty..If you install the brackets you have a choice of 3 holes .Mine are in the center ones and the caster is at about 5 degrees .Problem solved .
Not to hijack, and maybe this question will help the OP if he decides to go this way.

How was the install? I've got mine sitting in the garage waiting for a day off.

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This is why I can't see using the stock CAs

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post #24 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 10:14 AM
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On a JK/JKU after a 2" to 3" lift and ESPECIALLY running 35' tires--

The measured distance between bolt centers on the FRONT LCAs NEEDS to be at least 23" and however you attain the figureis up toyou

Mine is 23.25" and that keeps the caster/pinion angle manageable-

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post #25 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 08:17 PM
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Park on a flat surface. Loosen the control arm bolts. Push down on bumper to make sure it settles. Retorque bolts to spec. If the Jeep was on a lift when the springs were installed and the bolts were tightened on the lift, this will fix hour problem.

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post #26 of 32 Old 09-12-2013, 08:27 PM
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OP is running light which means the front end is up at least 3.5" from stock. Adjust the caster or it will suck.
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post #27 of 32 Old 09-13-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Great! Thanks all... Will order the geo brackets. Seems that will correct the caster for the tires at least. There are many variables with the suspension and many things to consider when running large tires. This time for me this one is not as easy as my other JKU back in 07. I will update some results
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post #28 of 32 Old 09-16-2013, 01:53 PM
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First check the tire pressure, then alignment.
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post #29 of 32 Old 09-16-2013, 01:55 PM
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I wonder if a steering stabilizer would be beneficial here?
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post #30 of 32 Old 09-16-2013, 11:22 PM
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I just picked up my Jeep from the mod shop today and they fixed this for me: The steering wheel was off center, fixed with Procal and centering the steering wheel. Also the steering was loose, fixed by tightening a loose bolt on the drag link.
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