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Old 02-03-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Need help figuring out lift hieght.

I bought this 01 TJ this past weekend. I've owned a 00 XJ but it wasn't lifted (or at least it was mild). So this is my first lifted vehicle. I'd like to know what lift you guys think it has. Suspension and body, and I'd also like advice on what to do about the swaying problem when I'm at higher speeds. When I hit bumps it feels like it sways left or right.

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Old 02-03-2014, 08:21 AM   #2
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Lift

Im new to Jeeps, and have been asking the same questions. I dont think a single person has thought that the body lift was a good idea. Everyone seems to like suspension only. I can tell you though, I have a 2" body lift still in the box. There is A LOT more to it than you would think and its probably going back.

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A fee pics would be helpful
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Looks like 4" skyjacker. Any issues with bumpsteer?
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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Looks like you have a dropped Pitman arm, which is likely causing your bump steer. Put a stock Pitman arm back on.

Can't tell from pic, but make sure when you do this, that the track bar does not have a bracket on the frame side either.

Might want to address the rust on the frame by the skid plate, only going to get worse.
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Also, just noticed it has dual steering stabilizers. Likely trying to mask a death wobble issue.

Read the stickies about death wobble and read the things to check for. Once you've gone through the front end, removed one of the stabilizers, replaced drop Pitman, and do an alignment and balance/rotate tires, go see if the death wobble is still there.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:12 PM   #9
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Today I checked the air pressure in the tires and they were all different and low. I aired them up and it helped a little. I've got a buddy that's had lifted vehicles that is going to look at it this weekend for me too. An alignment and tire balance was already on my list. Thanks for the advice!
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Don't the dropped pitman arms reduce the bump steer?
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Don't the dropped pitman arms reduce the bump steer?
Nope, most TJ's will drive better with a stock Pitman arm.
If you have a drop, and keep the track bar mounted to the stock location, they are not parallel anymore and causes bump steer.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:06 AM   #12
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Ok, stock pitman arm ordered.
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I stopped by the local tire shop, they put the stock pitman arm back on, balanced all 5 rims and tires and did an alignment. Took it for a test ride...like night and day! Thanks for the advice folks!!
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I stopped by the local tire shop, they put the stock pitman arm back on, balanced all 5 rims and tires and did an alignment. Took it for a test ride...like night and day! Thanks for the advice folks!!
Awesome!!
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**edit**
I'm dumb, that was the bracket for the steps.

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