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Old 05-10-2014, 12:48 PM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer Issue

My JK has super touchy steering and I'd like to change that. I have rough country steering stabilizers, if that has anything to do with it. If you know any way to make it a little tougher to turn please share.

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Old 05-10-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Disconnect your power steering.

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Do you have a lift? Do you know what your caster is?

Having too little caster can make it "flighty" or light feeling.
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+1 with the caster as your issue. You can find that out with an alignment if you don't know how to do it yourself. Start there. Otherwise you will waste money. Don't ask how I know. Once you have a caster number post it back here.
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I reused the rough country brackets and centered them on the axle/tie rod. Then put the other brackets 3" from the threads. I then installed Bilstein 5100 stabilizers. Solid now.
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Im not sure what a caster is but i do have a 4 inch lift
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Im not sure what a caster is but i do have a 4 inch lift
Go to the JK tec forum and look under STICKIES .. You will find a lot of info there.
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Im not sure what a caster is but i do have a 4 inch lift
Simple solution is go get an alignment and read the alignment report. Caster should be mentioned and I would bet at 4" you have a very low caster if they have not corrected the geometry. I owned a TJ that was lifted by the dealer and I ended up selling it as it was too wobbly on the freeway. Now I know it was probably just bad geometry.

Here is a great thread by KJeeper10:

Newby's guide to lifting your JK

He also has another one directly addressing caster. See if you can search and find it.
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Im not sure what a caster is but i do have a 4 inch lift
Does your lift have either aftermarket control arms, control arm drop brackets, or caster correction bolts (cam bolts)? You need one of these to reset the caster back to factory spec.

Caster has a noticeable effect on how your Jeep steers. See below...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/je...on-502001.html

Lots more here...

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