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post #1 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Steering question after lift

I've got and 08 2dr. I put a 3.5 in lift which came with new fixed front lower control arms. My return to center seems fine but when braking hard or taking a turn fast I'm not sure if I'm feeling body roll or what bit I'm kind of all over the road. What's my next step in steering to have a tougher response?

To be slightly more specific I installed the 3.5in rough country lift. I also installed a RC steering stabilizer.
I'm running 35in KO2's

(Not interested in the RC hatred associated with some.)

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post #2 of 8 Old 08-17-2017, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Also running 28psi in my tires 315/70/17

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body roll would only be in corners.

so what did this kit add to the steering?

as you get above 3" the drag link and track bar get rather steep. this causes the steering input to be a bit vague.

two ways of doing this right. First the way some do it, perhaps your RC lift. A drop pit arm and a extension bracket to the frame side track bar mount. Horrible design. adds to the leverage point of the frame bracket that holds that track bar. It as well adds strain to the power steering box and its lower seal and bearing. as well to the sector shaft.

The better way is a Drag link flip(stock pit arm) and a raised axle side track bar mount. This flattens the angle at the steering by 3" and raise that trackbar a strong way up 3". this makes the roll center better, with a track bar/ pan hard it is best they are level but that will never be in a jeep. You can do the same in the rear on the track bar mount at the axle. As well this way wont add strain the power steering system.

On my 2 door i run synergy drag link flipped. you can as well run a stock right hand drive drag in a flipped on your left hand drive. BUT you still need the trackbar mount for the front axle. stock one is about half the cost if i recall of a heavier duty type. Night and day on handling and steering input.

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post #4 of 8 Old 08-18-2017, 12:18 AM
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Your probably feeling the same thing I am too after my 4" lift. No bump steer or death wobble but the steering is light and upon hard breaking likes to walk right. Everything I've read and researched says lower control arms need more adjustment or get geometry correcting brackets like jks or aev. The caster on jeeps is not adjustable And we need to work it back to stock tolerances
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Gotcha. And yes that's exactly what it's doing.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-18-2017, 05:56 AM
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Yea, I'm gonna go the route of aev brackets. This thing doesn't see rocks, will never use the added benefit of a long arm system, brackets seem that they will fit the bill and aev has more adjustability. I've had a few people tell me that the brackets suck up ground clearance and can't take side loads from hitting rocks, not this jeep. I've got a couple atvs and my diesel for anything off-road
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have you measured the caster or is the just wack a mole............................ remember more caster that stock DS will die faster. you have arms that were made longer that was to correct caster you add the GEOS you will have to go back to stock arms or again ones that adjust.

measure or guess? what ever............

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Thanks doc. I'll do...............whatever.
I'm not looking for huge changes here, just a little of adjustment and not fond of the adjustment cams.
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