New owner, drivability question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 36
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.

Suggestions?

Lastmango is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
Newb
 
RookieBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Monroe, Indiana
Posts: 14
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.

__________________
Knowledge is knowing that the road is one-way. Wisdom is looking both directions anyway.
RookieBlue is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
SEAICE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 460
Images: 12
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.
SEAICE is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
KaP
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lastmango View Post
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.

Suggestions?
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.
KaP is offline   Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:39 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Big Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 1,854
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.
Big Cole is offline   Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 06:12 AM   #6
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 36
Tire pressure

Should I just set tire pressure to the specs on the tire, or something different? It has 32's...
Lastmango is offline   Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 06:21 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Big Cole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posts: 1,854
30 pounds should be about right for those tires.

Big Cole is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC