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Old 06-07-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Cheap lift troubles.

Hi everybody. So I been reading about all the wrong ways to lift a wrangler. Well luck would have it mine is lifted wrong. From what I gathered by looking through the stuff left in the center console I have a rustys 3 1/2 in lift. It drives pretty good but I think I have a little bump steer/ wandering issues. It looks like they set the alignment to 1 degree toe out also. And it wobbles in the shifter when I take off. But to get to the point. Does that look like a drop pitman arm? Pic 1 To me it does not not look like a dropped track bar. Pic 2. Thanks for any help on my lets try to fix this right adventure.
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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Yes that is a dropped pitman arm and the track bar is not and that will cause your bump steer

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:25 PM   #3
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Yup, find a stock Pitman arm, then reset your toe in to 1/16" - 1/8" and go from there.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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Get rid of the drop pitman arm. If you still have steering issues, check your lower track bar mount and make sure it is tight. If all is good and you still have play, then start looking at TREs and Balls Joints
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If the shifter moves left/right substantially as you rev the engine & let off, that is probably a broken engine mount which allows the engine to lift up off one mount from torque as the engine is revved.

X2 on that being a dropped Pitman arm, get rid of it & replace it with a factory Pitman arm.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #6
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Alright. Thanks. That will be my starting point.
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One more comment, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to tell if an engine mount is broken by just looking at it. The engine normally needs to be started & revved to see if the mount moves/pulls apart.

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