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post #1 of 27 Old 12-30-2012, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all I'm new to the "Jeep World" since I have just purchased a White 95' Wrangler. I know nothing other than the guy I bought it from said it has a 3" suspension lift and a 3" body lift and It looks like it has a boomerang type rear shackle.

The front end is lower than the rear and I want to fix that, driving at highway speed means flirting with death, the entire steering system seems to twist instead of actually move the tires so I turn the wheel 6" one way or the other and all that stuff twists before anything moves. When I'm at speed things start to shake and vibrate real bad..all things I need to try and find out how to fix under a budget. I drove it straight to the shop to have the tires rotated, balanced and get their opinion on the front end situation.

I have the 2.5L 5spd and it seems with the 33 12.5 15 Super Swamper Tires, hitting 65-70 is only a reality if your going down hill with the wind to your back in 4th gear LOL.

I am on the hunt for a hardtop and full doors maybe a new lift 4"+ that may also have items in it to help with the steering, and plan to strip the inside and maybe go with the Raptor lining spray-in. From looking around here I see everyone is very helpful and Hope I may also get some of my questions answered! I'm unsure of a lot of things so any help is appreciated! I will get some pics up as soon as I can!

Thanks -Eric

PS I really want my Jeep to look like this guys! It's awesome! Unfortunately mine has a long way to go!


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post #2 of 27 Old 12-30-2012, 05:33 PM
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post #3 of 27 Old 12-30-2012, 05:44 PM
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Thanks all! Like I was saying I will try to get picks of mine up after I get it back from the shop to pick every ones brain on what to do next. Thanks!
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welcome to the jeep world.....first thing I would do, and this is only me...is take out the 3" body lift. I am not a fan of them, nor will I ever be. Thats just me. Then I would take a look at the front end, tie rod ends, ball joints, U-joints. Make sure it's safe. Although I'm sure the shop will do that. Safe is more important than anything. Don't be in a rush to do things. Keep in mind that if you do any mods, do them right, do them neat, do them well, and always pay attention to the small details. Makes a big difference. Do the easy stuff first, tackle the bigger things later on.....everyone on here had to start somewhere. Good luck and welcome........
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post #8 of 27 Old 01-01-2013, 12:04 PM
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Take your time and do everything right. It will pay huge dividens in the future. As for the steering being loose, do a search here for adjusting the steering box slop. It doesnt cost you anything, only takes a few minutes and make a huge difference. As mentioned above, just remember that we didn't build ours over night. Spend wisely, not cheaply.


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If it has tracks, tires or tits, its gonna cause a problem.

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welcome to jeep universe! Nice lookin rig! lose the body lift.one thing at a time over and over and over till you can look at yer rig and say PING.
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just remember that we didn't build ours over night. Spend wisely, not cheaply.

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post #13 of 27 Old 01-04-2013, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Everyone Just got the jeep back from the shop. Will try to get msome pics up over the weekend.

They said the front end was fine, the rims couldnt be balanced with the equipment they had (fake bead lock ring in the way I guess) but they thought most of the vib was due to the tires being so far out of balance (16g -19g on all of them)

They couldn't get any slop out of the steering but I am going to check the steering box to see if it has any adjustment, but I can see that most of the slop is coming from the steering bars up front twisting. I did notice it has boom shackles front and back. and skyjacker shocks all around so it may have a skyjacker 3" or something. Sorry but I will get pics so I can get some opinions hopefully.

I am not planning on doing major hard core off road stuff but want to get the steering tight and right and put a 6" lift under it like the first picture I posted! I have been looking at the 1 ton kit, JB kit, and the Rocky road kit to help with the sloppy steering.

Another odd thing is the guy put a new tailgate on but said the hinges were not the right ones so the gate wont open?? The guy also said he put a intake and a throttle body block or what ever on it so upon start up it idles real high and he blamed it on that stuff? I need to search more on that.

Pics to come.
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Welcome to the forum, and your new addiction.

Hopefully, one day, your rig will look like you want it to. The day after that, you'll make another change to it. Jeeps are a journey, not a destination.

As notmyj advised, spend wisely, not cheaply. I've been accused of "over researching" a project. I contend that is impossible. The more I read, the more I learn. The more I learn, the less likely I am to regret a decision. So, read-read-read-read. The people here are great (well, most of them anyway ). Help is just a mouse click away.

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.....I am not planning on doing major hard core off road stuff but want to get the steering tight and right and put a 6" lift under it like the first picture I posted!

Pics to come.
You don't want to try 6" of lift without doing some major things to your jeep. Too much spring arch for SUA. You currently have an SUA suspension, the white jeep in the picture you posted looks to have an SOA suspension modification. (the front shackle is above the rim centerline)

That's a big-time mod that is a can of worms if not done correctly. Search a bit and you will find all kinds of info on SOA jeeps. But 6" of lift on an SUA jeep will have you bouncing around like a buck-board wagon. Again, search and read before commiting yourself.

That said, Welcome to JeepForum!

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