My 2002 came with a 2" coil spacer lift,and rough country shocks. My steering is loose and wanders around a bit, I tightend the steering box, turned it a 1/4 turn, it helped a little but it still dont feel right.only has a little over 50,000 miles on it.
Could the 2" Spacers have thrown off the caster angle enough to cause this? If I take the Spacers out will this fix this? This is my 5th Wrangler, All have been stock with no lift but this one.Its daily driver and dont go off road at all. But my wife wont drive it till this is fixed.
But seriously...no, the coil spacers shouldn't have caused the caster angle to change enough to cause that. I'd say you've got another problem somewhere...I don't know enough bout Jeeps to even give an educated guess, but have been doing a lot of reading on the 2" coil spacers as that's what I'm considering getting in the near future.
"We don't build great brakes because we think you don't know how to drive, we build them for the guy on the road in front of you that doesn't." - Black Magic Brakes
I didnt think the 2" coil spacer would change the caster angle enough either. It does need an alignment, the wheel is off center to the right at 1 o'clock, Is bad Alignment the most common cause of this?
Should start with an alignment first then move on to other possible culprits?
thanks again for the help!
i never had any steering issues with my 2", but i did have some horrible tire wear and an alignment solved that issue. i would put down the $30(???) or so and get an alighment before you do any drastic changes, and go from there
__________________ 04 Forest Green Sport. 32" Geolander AT-S w/ spidertrax spacers , 2" Skyjacker spacer lift w/ Hydro Shocks, JKS quick discos, RR tube brush guard, 10" Memphis Sub w/ custom box under rear seat, RR seat covers, and a sh** ton of good ole' N. Carolina red clay.
thanks,for the input. Im having it aligned this weekend, then I'll check the Toe. If that dont fix it I'll probably pull the spacers off and go from there. Its our daily driver and my wife is having panic attacks when she drives it shes terrified...LOL.