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Old 01-07-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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i have a question...

So my jeep has a 4 in lift...and when I get up to speed it starts to sway back and forth...I checked the links for the swaybar and that's not it...could it be the steering stabilizer?

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Old 01-07-2011, 12:21 PM   #2
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That would be the first thing I would check if it still has the stock one. I replaced it on mine after doing a 4 inch lift and it fixed that very problem.

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Old 01-07-2011, 01:17 PM   #3
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Was it like you were fighting the wheel or like the wind was pushing you everywhere?
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Likely culprits: Sway bars & track bars, both front and rear. check those first.
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Fighting the wheel
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It's definitely not the steering stabilizer. My first suspicion would be an improperly set toe-in.
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is a toe in fixed by a regular alignment? i also saw i had play in the trackbar...i got a new trackbar and bolts...
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The trackbar should have absolutely zero (!) side-to-side movement, be sure to fix that. Toe-in is what is done in an alignment and with a TJ, is all that can be done with a complete alignment.

If you are reasonably adept with a tape measure, you can easily set your own toe-in to a degree of accuracy comparable to the latest whiz-bang laser guided alignment rack. If you're willing to do it on your own which is a very simple procedure, I'll give you the info on how to do it which beats paying $75-80 at an alignment shop for something they complete in five minutes.
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yeah if you have a link or something to the info that would be AWESOME!...and the trackbar moves a little at the axle so i got a new one to replace it until i can get a good one...
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It's definitely not the steering stabilizer. My first suspicion would be an improperly set toe-in.
x2... or un-even tire wear or over inflation of tires.
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yeah if you have a link or something to the info that would be AWESOME!...and the trackbar moves a little at the axle so i got a new one to replace it until i can get a good one...
Quick toe-in alignment. TJ Toe-in Alignment - 1
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THANKS GUYS! i sure hope this works...
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THANKS GUYS! i sure hope this works...
Let us know if it helps I'm having the same problem
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i will...but i wont know until next weekend...i have to work out of town...
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Quick toe-in alignment. TJ Toe-in Alignment - 1
Yes, that was the link I was going to give him if he was interested plus the below pics.

Measuring between the tires as is done in that link works fine. Be sure to set the fronts so they are between 1/16" and 1/8" closer together than in the rear.

The two below pics show a more accurate and repeatable way of setting the toe-in. All it takes are two pieces of 1" square aluminum (or steel) tubing marked at points equal to the tire diameter, and a couple spring clamps to hold them to the brake rotor.

This last method takes a little more time since you have to remove the front wheels but I can get the results as accurately as I want them a little more easily this way.
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