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Old 10-15-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Why is steering SO responsive after lift and wheels?

Just put on a new set of wheels with existing tires as well as a 2" BDS coil suspension lift and Steering stabilizer. The first ride after installation, the Jeep seemed uber responsive to steering input. If I slightly touch steering wheel it starts to move in that direction. Stock steering felt steadier and had more play when steering. Maybe that is how it rides and I just have to get used to it. I will say it looks great and the ride is much firmer thanb stock but it feels good on road. Now I need to see how it does OFF ROAD!

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Old 10-16-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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You've lost caster angle.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Whew, i thought there was a problem. I used to have a cull size bronco with a 6 inch bds lift and i think it drove the same way but since it was heavier and probably wider and longer the steering felt different. Thanks.

Ps. HILLDWELLER, the next time you attach a 20 page answer for a 20 word question me and hou r gonna have problems!!!! Lol. Jk. Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:59 AM   #5
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Are those 18s? Those low profile tires will probably react faster than tires with a lot of sidewall.
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Hilldweller wins this one. Reduced caster angle means quicker steering response, at the cost of highway-speed stability. Great for autocross, bad for interstate trips Mark W.
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Old 10-16-2010, 02:37 PM   #7
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nice wheels what are they and where did you get them? tks
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:50 PM   #8
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Ultra Gauntlet Wheels. you can get them the cheapest at Tirerack.com. I got my shop to get them for the same price as Tire rack $157 a wheel.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:39 PM   #9
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Save up for some control arms; it's not a huge problem at that amount of lift, but anything that could lead to DW is something that should eventually be addressed (imho).
I corrected mine with cambolts and tack-welded the little MFs in place after they decided to migrate. Does the same thing (in theory) but does it in a more ghetto fashion.

I keep promising myself that I won't ghetto the next mod.
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Old 10-16-2010, 11:44 PM   #10
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What will the control arms do?
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Do you have your original front sway bar links?
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What will the control arms do?
Give you all the secure wiggle room you'll ever need.
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^ Adjustable front lower control arms will allow you to dial in your caster angle and front pinion angle. The two are interrelated, so make sure you check BOTH when adjusting- Mark W.
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Do you have your original front sway bar links?
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^At 2", you may want to swap you rear end links up to the front (they're a bit longer), and get a set of extended rear links- Mark W.

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