Just curious if anyone can help I just bought a used 2000 wrangler sport, it has a 4'' skyjacker lift steering stabilizer and 33'' bf goodrich mudterrains. When I test drove it I was only able to get it up to speeds in the city and was not aware of how bad it drives down the highway. It isn't so much loose steering but more like when it starts to go a little left and I correct to the right there is no happy medium, I'm either going left or right no option of just going straight. This only happens above 45mph. I had a 96 wrangler with steering that just seemed a little loose but not uncontrollable, this problem led me to make a 2 hour highway trip and turn it into a 3.5 hour back road trip. So any opinions would be appreciated.
Hmm i thought skyjacker did come w/ control arms.. Look at the lower (control arms) links right behind the front tire and in front of the rear tire.. there should be a long bracket. Is it square sheet metal or is it round pipe?
How is the rear trac bar bad???? bushings?? I hate it when shops start throwing things at a jeep at the owners expense. what PSI are your tires at? if they are over inflated they will cause that. have them check your toe in.
Yeah I had the exact same problem as you are describing, its not steering or the death wobble, it just feels like you are driving on ice.
First I had to ditch those Crappy "B" load range tires that came w/ the jeep when I bought it.
2. (since it was used) I went under there and tightened up Every single bolt that I found with my 320ft/lb impact gun and noticed that some bolts were ~2-3 full turns too loose. Once I tightened them down that made a HUGE difference in handeling. Next Step is lock-tite on all those bolts so they dont have a chance to back off again.
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ 4" Lift kit
15x8" rims and Siped Pro-Comp Xtreme M/t 33x12.5x15 tires.