|06-28-2013 10:47 AM|
|06-28-2013 10:40 AM|
I did a lot of works on my jeep lift kit and finally solved the problem!
I had a dual steering stabilizer, new track bar and 2 longer lower arms.
I reduce the PSI in my tires to 28.
Now my Jeep feel much closer to what it was in stock configuration.
Off road the Jeep is awesome and on the road it is much more enjoyable!
Thanks for all the input here.
|05-21-2013 11:37 AM|
These pieces can lead to bump steer and DW that is why you hear about them all the time.
|05-21-2013 09:03 AM|
|05-21-2013 09:02 AM|
Knowing all that, I would have go with a 2.5 Teraflex with more parts in it!!
Concerning the pitarm, so what I understand is that you kept the stock pitarm but modified other parts to match it?
|05-20-2013 07:45 AM|
|O_M_Jeep||no lift kit is "complete" because because most Jeeps being lifted are going to have a variety of end results as a goal and a variety of starting points. It's very important if your not going to do the work and research yourself that you don't just rely on the guys in the corner shop modding Hondas and changing soccer-moms oil to know what a Jeep needs.|
|05-20-2013 07:29 AM|
Compare the parts list between the RC 2.5" Spacer kit and the TeraFlex 2.5" BB for instance.
|05-20-2013 04:46 AM|
|05-20-2013 12:22 AM|
|05-19-2013 10:53 PM|
|Ruby Tuesday||I don't understand why RC would sell 4" kits that lack key components. It's my understanding a 4" kit needs adjustable control arms or correction brackets at least, and steering geometry correction. I guess you get what you pay for!|
|05-19-2013 04:43 PM|
Better way of fixing steering angles is raising the drag link on top the knuckle. This does the same as a dropped pitman but doesn't add stress on the already week sector shaft/steering box.
As you can see in the pic. Either way the track bar needs to be raised or lowered to match angles. Raising being preferred.
|05-19-2013 04:28 PM|
|05-19-2013 04:27 PM|
So far, I order LCA and a performance steering stabilizer. I also told my garage to check the slack in the bolt that cause the death wobbles!
|05-19-2013 04:25 PM|
|05-13-2013 10:39 PM|
|SuicideSaints||I can't see in the pic of the kit on the jeep but I see in the other pic you took the stock pitman arm off. Did you instal a drop pitman arm? If you did you should be running a drop bracket with the track bar. If you don't have the drop bracket for the track bar take the drop pitman arm off and reinstall the stock one. I guarantee this is your problem with the DW if you don't have that drop bracket. This also might fix your other problem. I would do this before anything else then see how it handles. I can't stress it enough, only use a drop pitman arm with a drop bracket for the track bar. Using one without the other changes the geometry of the steering in a really bad way.|
|05-13-2013 09:49 PM|
|Rogerg||I don't have that kit but I too have a 4" lift. I had to ditch the drop pitman arm that came with my kit and reinstall the stocker to correct the steering.Make sure they did an allignment and check your trackbar bolts. FWIW I still use the stock control arms.|
|05-13-2013 08:54 PM|
|05-13-2013 08:04 PM|
|Jaker jk||Take some better pictures of your track bar area on the axle side and the frame side|
|05-13-2013 07:57 PM|
|SilverSport||Shakin all over.|
|05-13-2013 07:45 PM|
First make sure your front track bar is nice and tight 125 ft lbs.
if there is any movement ie bad bushings/worn holes etc. this is the #1 cause for shakes/dealth wobble.
|05-13-2013 07:21 PM|
|pete731||I order new lower arms and I will pass all the "death wobble" procedure! I'll keep you posted.|
|05-13-2013 02:33 PM|
|fljeepleo||I know there is more going on than this but also check your tire pressure.|
|05-13-2013 02:15 PM|
|kjeeper10||Does look like there's a TB bracket hidden underneath there ?|
|05-13-2013 02:07 PM|
|pete731||Which lower control arms should I get, which lenght?|
|05-13-2013 01:50 PM|
|05-13-2013 01:41 PM|
|05-13-2013 01:39 PM|
You have stock control arms.
Control arms position the axle in the wheel well and hold a pinion/caster spec (tilt of the axle)
Lowers like you see in my pic rotate the axle down for a bit more caster.
The only way to really tell where you're at is having the alignment checked.
|05-13-2013 01:22 PM|
Here are 2 pictures, one is what has been replace from factory to the 4" lift kit the other is the front of my Jeep. Can this help to see what is missing?
Thank you all for the fast responses!
|05-13-2013 01:08 PM|
4" lift without lower arms to up caster will do what you're describing. I'm assuming your caster is low.
As far as the shake, check the front track bar bolts. Also read through the sticky for DW and replacing the factory bolts.
|05-13-2013 12:58 PM|
|WatchThis!||Some people's/shops idea of an alignment is just seting the toe. Caster is very important also. Dosent hurt to ask them what all and to what #'s they set everything up to, and if they did the work I would make them figure it out.|
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