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Old 03-07-2011, 12:50 PM
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Lift and Mud Terrian Tires Issue

Should a properly 3'' lifted JKU with 34" Nitto Trail Grapplers drive much worse than stock?

My JKU is wandering badly, any suggestions to remedy this?
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Did you install a new front track bar??? Are your front wheels centered???

Did you install a new rear track bar or relocation bracket - to adjust the center of the rear wheels?

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I did a 3" lift and put on 33" mud terrains, and it wandered badly. I added a front adjustable track bar and an alignment to center the axle and adjust castor, and rides great now
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I would check your castor angle as well.
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I have not installed anything but the lift, wheels and tires. I am a female driver who is looking to get suggestions to take to the garage where the lift was installed. Want to get my facts straight so I will be taken seriously . I drive a lot so I want to make my jeep drive as well as possible. Thanks!
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I have not installed anything but the lift, wheels and tires. I am a female driver who is looking to get suggestions to take to the garage where the lift was installed. Want to get my facts straight so I will be taken seriously . I drive a lot so I want to make my jeep drive as well as possible. Thanks!
Good girl! very good idea to get enough info' so you can go in there & let them know you know what you are about I just got an adjustable front track bar from Teraflex, not for any other reason than it is much more rugged than the factory one. You might find it would be a good idea for your situation & they aren't expensive. Don't let anyone tell you that you need expensive parts to make it right,I have a 4.5" lift on mine & the pinion angles are fine (drive line) so I have standard control arms upper & lower rear & front. If you get the new trackbar fitted & an alignment it may be fine.
PS: I am female
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I have not installed anything but the lift, wheels and tires. I am a female driver who is looking to get suggestions to take to the garage where the lift was installed. Want to get my facts straight so I will be taken seriously . I drive a lot so I want to make my jeep drive as well as possible. Thanks!
If you had the garage install it then they should have done an alignment too. An adjustable track bar will recenter your front axle an help it drive straight. A lot of lift kits don't include this.

Make sure they check your toe-in. Your tires in the front should do this / \ slightly and not this \ /. If you have toe-out \ / the tires will want to go their own way and wander on the road. If you have slight to in / \ they will grab to the center an help you drive straight. Too much toe-in and you can get uneven tire wear.

Your castor angle changes with a lift as well. You would need adjustable front upper OR lower control arms to adjust this. Cam bolts aren't really an option. You can get by with that size lift without worrying about this too much, but its an option.

At least have them give you an alignment report and post it for us to take a look.

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Thanks guys and girls! I think I am going to go with an adjustable track bar. Also, I have the alignment report here, what info would be helpful?
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Check the air pressure too. Over inflated tires want to wander somewhat.

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