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Old 02-15-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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Steering Help

I traded for a 97 tj a week or so ago and went yesterday and put new tires on it. when I first got the jeep the steering wasn't the best but it was driveable, now that I put the new tires on it I cant hold it in the road. what do I need to start checking and replacing first on it. I can post pics if needed. also its lifted. thanks for the help this is my first jeep and really need some advice

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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Post some pics of your steering components. A couple common issues that cause poor steering characteristics include a drop pitman arm and incorrect toe settings. I would be willing to bet that the previous owner never aligned the rig after installation and used a drop pitman arm that was included with a budget lift kit.

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Old 02-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #3
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I forgot to say that I did have it aligned yesterday after the new tires
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What size tires? The tire shop most likely over inflated the tires, TJ's ate light and don't need as much air as the shops always put in.

Also, what kind and how high lift is on the Jeep? Take a pic of the front end so we can see what's going on under there.

Check your toe in and caster. (alignment)
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:47 AM   #5
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it had 33x12.50 tires on it but I put 32x11.50s back on it since its the 4cyl. I measured the springs to find out what size lift and if I done it right, it has a 5" lift. ill get pics in a hour or so and post them
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what psi should I be running in the tires, their wildcat mudders in 32x11.50r15's
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:39 AM   #7
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Just to give you and idea I had a similar issue the dealer had my 33" at 50+psi then I lowered to 42 and it was better then I asked around the forum and I now run them at 28
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what psi should I be running in the tires, their wildcat mudders in 32x11.50r15's
Around 28-30psi
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:00 PM   #9
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im tryin to post pics but it keeps saying that the file needs resized, how do i fix it so it will post
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #10
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Make your pictures somewhere around 800 x 600 pixels.
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:30 PM   #11
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how do you do that, sorry for all the trouble but im just tryin to figure this out
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #12
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Try downloading the forum app it does it for you at least it does for me on my iphone
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:24 PM   #13
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You can resize pictures in most picture editor programs. I've been using Adobe Elements because it came on my computer. You can download a free trial version here: Adobe - Download free trial version Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 | Adobe
I believe there is a way to resize in one of the Windows programs also, but I don't remember where or how to.
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Old 02-15-2014, 03:11 PM   #14
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ive been outside tryin to figure out whats goin on with it, so far i know it has a 4" trail master suspension lift and steering stabilizer and some kind of front sway bar quick disconnects. i can grab the shocks and move them back and forth a little bit and you can shake the jeep like it has really soft shocks almost like there isnt any on it. could the shocks and steering stabilizer be the problem

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