Tell me a little about my front end - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-10-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
FloridaJeepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Niceville, Fl
Posts: 334
Tell me a little about my front end

I have some quick question of my steering system and if its stock or not and why there are two steering stabilizers on it. Do i have upgraded steering from stock or not?

FloridaJeepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #2
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 29,173
Images: 2
Your steering looks stock to me, that tie rod looks too skinny to have been upgraded. Get rid of that second lower steering stabilizer, it is only forcing your power steering pump work harder than it needs to or should. There is no need for or benefit by having it. In fact, a second steering stabilizer can make it work it harder enough to cause the steering system to overheat & boil over on a hot day when you're doing a tight-twisty trail with a lot of turns in it.

__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
R u s s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Snohomish County
Posts: 356
Images: 2
If Rustoleum counts as "upgraded" cause its RED. Not rusty. Lol
R u s s is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 08:33 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Chili TJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 103
Looks completely stock minus the spray paint and the unneeded second steering stabilizer.
Chili TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Hiatus83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 127
x2
Hiatus83 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
FloridaJeepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Niceville, Fl
Posts: 334
Can you tell if i have a drop pitman arm or not?
FloridaJeepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,884
Quote:
Originally Posted by FloridaJeepers View Post
Can you tell if i have a drop pitman arm or not?
looks like it. post a picture looking at it from the side to confirm.
UnlimitedLJ04 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 05:06 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
callbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Cortez Colo
Posts: 636
not up that high
callbob is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
FloridaJeepers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Niceville, Fl
Posts: 334
Heres a pic of my pitman arm
FloridaJeepers is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Appleton, WI
Posts: 524
Send a message via Yahoo to ChaddG
definately a drop pitman arm
ChaddG is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-11-2013, 07:11 PM   #11
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 29,173
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChaddG View Post
definately a drop pitman arm
Yep, get rid of it... whoever installed it didn't know it shouldn't have been installed. Dropped Pitman arms on a TJ, without having a corresponding drop on the upper track bar mount which yours does not have, just cause bump steer. Bump steer is the steering being forced left/right as the front suspension moved up/down over bumps/dips in the road.

__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC