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Old 06-06-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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99 Tj Sketchy To Drive

Hey Guys (and Gals),

I'll admit I'm a newb, so go easy on me

I've tried researching what I need to do in order to straighten out the driving characteristics of my 99 Tj but have had little success. There's so many possibilities I've decided to go ahead and ask for help… So here we go.

I bought my Jeep in March of this year and knew off the bat something was wrong with the steering. I found the TREs were wore out so I did the ZJ tie rod conversion with Moog parts (toe-in 1/8"). That cleared things up a little but it still tries to walk, pull to the right occasionally, shakes going down the road, and if I go down hill at the right speed (50 mph or so) it will rock from side to side. It also jumps like I don't how to drive a stick when I switch gears as well as when I left off the gas. It's my understanding that lockers will do that but I'm all ears if it may be something else.

I've attached a screenshot from the ad below when I bought it with all the modifications.

Thanks in advance, Kirkman
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Old 06-06-2014, 04:21 PM   #2
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I'm no expert. With that out of the bag, I see a list of stuff that I would have concern over. First is the crossover steering, also the fixed control arms, and the part where it says "pitman arm", which I'm assuming is a dropped pitman arm. Mostly it will depend on how some stuff is set up so maybe you should take a pic of the front axle/steering stuff head on and post it up. It doesn't sound like it was set up worth spit if it's running amok on you, so be prepared to have to remove a bunch of "upgraded" parts and put some useful stuff on it. Hope it all works out fairly painlessly though.

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Old 06-06-2014, 07:04 PM   #3
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If its got a dropped pitman arm: scrap it and go back to a stock arm. Those things will screw up your steering quite a bit!
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