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Old 11-27-2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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Flighty steering fixed...now its loose again

I have a 3 inch teraflex lift on 35s...caster is fixed and adjustable track bar installed...It was running fine, no bump steer and almost no flighty steering...Within the last couple of weeks i have noticed that it feels loose again. Has anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions?

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I have a 3 inch teraflex lift on 35s...caster is fixed and adjustable track bar installed...It was running fine, no bump steer and almost no flighty steering...Within the last couple of weeks i have noticed that it feels loose again. Has anyone dealt with this? Any suggestions?
you dont fix caster with an adjustable trackbar.

an adjustable trackbar centers your front axle.

you fix caster by adding adjustable front lower control arms.

get your alignment done by someone who knows what theyre doing.

you'll probably need a minimum of a rear trackbar bracket. i would recommend an adjustable track bar for the rear.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:41 AM   #3
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Yeah Pluke, i didnt explain my situation enough...I have corrected the caster with front LCAs and installed a front adjustable track bar to realign the axles. I have the rear bracket. I do not have a rear adjustable track bar...Weird thing is everything was fine and it feels loose again.
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did you install this yourself?

did you have all four tires on the ground before torquing to the right bolt-toque specification?

you would need a ft. lb torque wrench for this... and it makes the biggest difference.

could you provide your caster number and toe in number?

what are you running for tire psi?
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #7
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well I just fixed it...I am (was) so damn frustrated with it...No power, wobble, flighty...i just traded it in on a 2012 Ram...i think i expected my JK to be a little more like my old CJ and obvioously that was not the case. I know that wasnt being realistic. Maybe someday when i am rich and famous i will get another CJ. Thanks for all the help Pluke, KJeeper, Daggo, Jimbox...See yall around
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Well that's a 100% sure fix lol


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I aint bad mouthin Jeep, however, it was nice driving to work this morning with ALOT OF POWER, getting almost 6 more miles per gallon, driving straight as an arrow. I will obviously miss no top/no doors but i guess everything has a price. I got 19 grand for my 2011 sport, which i thought was fairly awesome. With all of the incentives dodge is running right now it soaked up all the mods i had done to the jeep and more. I feel pretty pleased with the trade in. Still feel a little funny about getting rid of the Jeep, but that was bound to happen. I plan on winning the powerball lottery tonight so i will be able to get another Jeep to play with.

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