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post #1 of 11 Old 04-20-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to solve some minor issues after lift install

I installed the TeraFlex B.B. with coils and shock adapters. Great Product. Install was smooth.

Im getting a slight back and forth steering wheel vibration from exactly 40mph to 50mph. Smooth as can be slower or faster than that

When I turn the wheel at slow speeds, or even a standstill, i hear a slight pop occasionally. I tried to get out and listen for where it was coming from but couldnt pin point it. More towards the hub maybe?

Another odd thing was.. When finished, my steering wheel stayed in the exact centered position. I didnt need to change anything.

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-20-2013, 12:48 PM
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The same exact thing happened to me although my steering wheel changed drastically. It could be a drive line angle problem depending on how much of a lift you did. It could also be an alignment problem. I'd check both.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-20-2013, 12:58 PM
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Check track bar for correct torque...just my 2 cents.

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I knew it!! I want to kick myself. I did the final torque down on the track bar without a torque wrench.

Is it worth it to get an alignment done though?
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post #5 of 11 Old 04-20-2013, 01:23 PM
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I would drive it a bit before you decide on an alignment or not...most basics can be done with a tape measure, ie. toe in....but, with the BB I would think it would be fine as is. Make sure the JK is sitting on the ground when torquing the track bar...130 lb-ft.

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Just for grins--If you installed NEW coils, it's notta BB and

Have you measured it--there's no way to suspension lift a JK/JKU, over 1" and not displace the steering wheel ctr-

Somethings not kapish !

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-21-2013, 05:57 AM
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There are plenty of information in the FAQ on how to do an alignment on the JK. Helps to have a buddy (and a couple of beers) to make the toe measurement, you can't adjust your caster angles without adj. control arms, and you'll need to do your steering wheel center. While you're at it, check ALL torques on trackbars, control arms, shocks, draglink, tierod, etc. I dab a bit of paint marker on the nut to indicate it has been checked and torqued to keep track.
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post #8 of 11 Old 04-25-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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I re-torqued everything. Still that minor wobble from 40-50mph. I think im going to go get an alignment, unless anyone else has other recommendations.. Its just funny getting an alignment when everything seem to lined up correctly
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 AM
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I had a similar issue with wobble between 40 and 50. It was an alignment issue...more specifically, it was a toe-in issue. The toe was off by almost 1".

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I had a similar issue with wobble between 40 and 50. It was an alignment issue...more specifically, it was a toe-in issue. The toe was off by almost 1".
That could also be why my steering wheel wasnt off center at all, no?
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That could also be why my steering wheel wasnt off center at all, no?
My steering wheel was way off, but that was bc of the installation of the flipped draglink. If your steering wheel needs adjustment, they will adjust your draglink. Typically your steering wheel will move during the installation, but I am not sure about your lift.

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