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Old 08-27-2007, 10:53 PM   #1
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steering wheel not centering

I recently purchased some adjustable arms to get my caster angle cause my jeep would wander on the road my steering wheel wouldnt correct it self after a turn. The adjustable arms helped but not completely. The caster angle is corrected but its just not centering the wheel. Is there anything else that would contribute to the wheel not centering back?

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Old 08-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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Is the steering wheel simply not straight while the jeep is driving straight? If thats what your describing then you just need to turn the drag link adjuster sleeve one way or the other to center the steering wheel.

Or did you mean the jeep does not drive straight and it pulls to one side or the other... if this is what your describing then one side of your front axle control arms length is too long or too short compared to the other side. In that case the jeep will want to steer or pull to the side with the shorter arm length.

*edit: I'm definately no expert on the subject though so you could try calling Joe at Absolute... he's the expert around here.

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Old 08-27-2007, 11:20 PM   #3
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I suspect those huge 38" swampers just don't want to turn back to center
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:29 PM   #4
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I think what he means is, when driving through a turn, the jeep doesn't want straighten itself out bringing the steering back to center.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:45 PM   #5
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I think what he means is, when driving through a turn, the jeep doesn't want straighten itself out bringing the steering back to center.
exactly!! After a turn, i manually have to center the wheel back to straight. Its kinda like when ur driving car and u take a turn then when u finish taking the turn and let go and let the steering wheel slide through ur hands as it centers. Mine does not do that, maybe ur a little and thats it. Oh, i do not run the 38's on the street. I have 35' x-terrians for the street
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:07 AM   #6
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I went from stock tires to 31 inchers, no lift, and I could already feel that the steering wheel is slow trying to get back to center. I have to help it along go back to center.
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Old 08-28-2007, 10:34 AM   #7
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if nothing is bent (steering stabilizer most notably) i would suspect you caster is still too far off. have you had an alignment since you put the arms on or are you just winging it?
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Old 08-31-2007, 07:58 PM   #8
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i'm only running 32s and my steering wheel barely centers itself i usually have to help it drove a few jeeps with larger tires and same thing in all of them
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Old 08-31-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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When your running anything larger than 33" tires, you pretty much need some kind of steering assist. Hydraulic, that is.......

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