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EnigmaMan 09-26-2007 06:16 PM

Front Wheel Skip at full wheel lock??
Alright so, I have noticed (aside from these other suspension issues that Ive been dealing with) That when I turn the wheel to the full wheel lock (left or right) It feels like the front tires are skipping.

I can hear the tires go "err....errr... err..." when at full lock. (thick of a rear-locker diffy trying to do a turn that kind of feeling). I know these cheep Load range "B" tires that are on here arnt helping, but I didnt think this was normal. It has a 4" lift but Stock tires and rims. 29x9.5x30

The jeep has ~21,000 miles on it. COuld this be bad U-Joints? or something else that is binding on the front end? Is this normal?

AzTJ 09-26-2007 06:22 PM

The "Errr...Errr" you describe is the power steering pump not being able to force any more fluid to the gear box.

And the skip or jerking is your U-joints binding. Its all pretty normal but I try not to steer all the way to the limits, puts a little strain on stuff.

EnigmaMan 09-26-2007 06:28 PM

I have driven many older cars in the past and know that its not good to hold it at the wheel lock and to back off a tiny bit from the wheel lock. Helps the power steering pump last longer lol.

However, the U-joints binding is a normal thing in these jeeps? Would larger tires exacerbate the issue?

AzTJ 09-26-2007 06:32 PM

Yes its common thing in solid front axle vehicles, but more prevalent in 4WD. I don't thinkg bigger tires would really increase it much if at all.

1BLKJP 09-26-2007 06:49 PM

What will increase it is if you are driving on pavement in 4wd.

EnigmaMan 09-26-2007 11:39 PM

Lol Yeah that would def increase wheel hop during turns in 4wd due to the binding in the transfer case. all 4 wheels would be spinning at different speeds. Great combination for someting to break!

Steelman 09-27-2007 11:33 AM

A while back, my "toe-in" was all messed up, and the tires would make all sorts of wierd noises when I turned. It was actually toed OUT about an inch (it was after an off roading trip :D). I fixed the toe-in, and it seemed to resolve the issue I had.

quadna71 10-06-2007 01:37 AM

any chance it is your tire(s) rubbing on the front lower control arms? i see that you have narrow tires but the taller they are the closer they get to the arms as well.

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