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xxxxxxdonno151 08-01-2011 09:41 AM

Steering issue, not death wobble
 
Just finished a 4" lift on a 05 X. Finished it all up went and had it lined up goes great with no death wobble. I am experencing a steering wheel wobble when going around turns but it doesn't turn into death wobble. i had the tires balanced (33x12.5 15)'s Is this normal for the lift and tire size? Skyjacker lift with adj track bar and dampener installed.

Thnaks, Don

kjeeper10 08-01-2011 09:58 AM

Bigger tires are harder to balance I believe. Did the shop do a normal balance? I had a slight wobble at first that went away when I switched the tires from front to back. Also look into the Hunter road force balancing, it simulates the load of the vehicle on the tire while balancing.

jgorm 08-01-2011 11:13 AM

Did you set the toe in after the lift?

xxxxxxdonno151 08-01-2011 11:43 AM

yes, toe-in set after lift.

tony81 08-01-2011 12:50 PM

Depending on how much off-roading you do you may want to consider swapping out the stock steering with a V8 grand cherokee steering. It is more heavy duty and I know my stock steering was shot when I lifted mine.

xxxxxxdonno151 08-01-2011 02:32 PM

I've heard of the swap, is it as easy as bolt up?

necromancer_tat 08-01-2011 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by tony81 (Post 1428572)
Depending on how much off-roading you do you may want to consider swapping out the stock steering with a V8 grand cherokee steering. It is more heavy duty and I know my stock steering was shot when I lifted mine.

This! ^^^^^ it may not help what you're experiencing, but it's a great upgrade, and you will have all new parts that are stronger than stock, so if you still have the issues you're experiencing you can at least know it's not worn out tie rod ends.

necromancer_tat 08-01-2011 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by donno151 (Post 1428822)
I've heard of the swap, is it as easy as bolt up?

It bolts up the same as the stock set up and is much stronger.


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