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Old 08-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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New owner, drivability question

I also posted this on the tech forum, wasn't sure is the appropriate forum...

Just bought a 2006 4.0 auto, with a 2" lift kit, done with the hockey puck style insert at the top of the springs. I know next to nothing about these or other lift kits, and have never owned a jeep before.

The Jeep does not vibrate nor does the steering wheel wobble, but it does feel a little squirrelly. It may be fine and just how they ride and drive, but it feels like the steering will over correct with a slight pull on the wheel, like the last thing you would want to do is pull quickly on the steering to avoid something. I think I'm feeling it as something similar to bump steer.

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You're likely just feeling the results of having such a short wheel base and a steering system that doesn't have any slop in it. Got my first wrangler 2 weeks ago, and noticed the same thing. Getting used to it now.

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Old 08-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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You may just need to get used to a TJ, the power steering is over-boosted in my opinion. You may also be able to help that by getting a little more caster dialed in (a 2" lift will change caster slightly). I'd take it to a good alignment shop and have them take a look. tires (and tire pressure) can also make a difference you can feel.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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I also posted this on the tech forum, wasn't sure is the appropriate forum...

Just bought a 2006 4.0 auto, with a 2" lift kit, done with the hockey puck style insert at the top of the springs. I know next to nothing about these or other lift kits, and have never owned a jeep before.

The Jeep does not vibrate nor does the steering wheel wobble, but it does feel a little squirrelly. It may be fine and just how they ride and drive, but it feels like the steering will over correct with a slight pull on the wheel, like the last thing you would want to do is pull quickly on the steering to avoid something. I think I'm feeling it as something similar to bump steer.

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Might be something wrong but I know in my TJ I definitely do not feel like I ever want to make jerky movements at speed. The nature of the beast.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
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What you ate experiencing is not normal. Check your toe setting. I bet the previous owner did not perform an alignment after installing the coil spacers.
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Tire pressure

Should I just set tire pressure to the specs on the tire, or something different? It has 32's...
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30 pounds should be about right for those tires.

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