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Old 07-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #1
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Steering is slow feeling

I just installed my new BDS 3" coils, longer sway bar links, and trackbar relocation bracket. I just had an alignment done too. Now, when I'm driving, it feels like there's more effort to cornering (not like power steering effort), just kinda vague. Before I installed all these goodies, it was fine, went where pointed, now it wants to go straight, not turn too fast. Normal with lifts? I'm puzzled, thinking it's the trackbar bracket. Does this slow down the steering? Do I need this, or go back to original placement? Thanks, Scott

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #2
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what track bar bracket do you mean. the only one you should of added is one for the axle end of the rear track bar . None needed on the front no matter what 3" lift kit you have that I know of

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Old 07-15-2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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Sorry, should've been more specific. It's the front. I was told by a mfg. that the front is needed with a 3" lift to center the axle. Did I get the wrong info? Can this make my steering slower?
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Sorry, should've been more specific. It's the front. I was told by a mfg. that the front is needed with a 3" lift to center the axle. Did I get the wrong info? Can this make my steering slower?
When you lift a jeep no matter how many inches, the axle will be off center. That's what the Adj. track bars and relocation brackets are for.... 3" and down it will be fine without one though. I don't have one on my wrangler...

But that won't cause the problems you are experiencing.....
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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So if its not the track bar, what else could I check? Getting a little frustrating trying to figure this out. Maybe back to the alignment shop?
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:44 PM   #6
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Post your alignment print out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #7
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So if its not the track bar, what else could I check? Getting a little frustrating trying to figure this out. Maybe back to the alignment shop?
Maybe it's normal?!? My wrangler always goes back to driving straight if I let go of the wheel. It'll drive in a near perfect line lol. It doesn't corner well because its got a higher center of gravity over stock, and if you take the turn too fast it'll feel like the back end is coming loose....

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