Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   JK General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/)
-   -   Why is steering SO responsive after lift and wheels? (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/why-is-steering-so-responsive-after-lift-and-wheels-65439.html)

Boosta 10-15-2010 09:42 PM

Why is steering SO responsive after lift and wheels?
 
Just put on a new set of wheels with existing tires as well as a 2" BDS coil suspension lift and Steering stabilizer. The first ride after installation, the Jeep seemed uber responsive to steering input. If I slightly touch steering wheel it starts to move in that direction. Stock steering felt steadier and had more play when steering. Maybe that is how it rides and I just have to get used to it. I will say it looks great and the ride is much firmer thanb stock but it feels good on road. Now I need to see how it does OFF ROAD!http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...ket_21577_.jpg

GREEN-MACHINE 10-16-2010 06:11 AM

higher center of gravity.

Hilldweller 10-16-2010 06:36 AM

You've lost caster angle.
Automobile Ride, Handling, and Suspension

http://www.rqriley.com/images/fig-7.gif

Boosta 10-16-2010 07:20 AM

Whew, i thought there was a problem. I used to have a cull size bronco with a 6 inch bds lift and i think it drove the same way but since it was heavier and probably wider and longer the steering felt different. Thanks.

Ps. HILLDWELLER, the next time you attach a 20 page answer for a 20 word question me and hou r gonna have problems!!!! Lol. Jk. Thanks!

jgorm 10-16-2010 10:59 AM

Are those 18s? Those low profile tires will probably react faster than tires with a lot of sidewall.

thaduke2003 10-16-2010 11:58 AM

Hilldweller wins this one. Reduced caster angle means quicker steering response, at the cost of highway-speed stability. Great for autocross, bad for interstate trips :) Mark W.

navret 10-16-2010 01:37 PM

boosta
 
nice wheels what are they and where did you get them? tks

Boosta 10-16-2010 02:50 PM

Ultra Gauntlet Wheels. you can get them the cheapest at Tirerack.com. I got my shop to get them for the same price as Tire rack $157 a wheel.

Hilldweller 10-16-2010 05:39 PM

Save up for some control arms; it's not a huge problem at that amount of lift, but anything that could lead to DW is something that should eventually be addressed (imho).
I corrected mine with cambolts and tack-welded the little MFs in place after they decided to migrate. Does the same thing (in theory) but does it in a more ghetto fashion.

I keep promising myself that I won't ghetto the next mod.
...and then, there I go...

Boosta 10-16-2010 10:44 PM

What will the control arms do?

popstop785 10-17-2010 03:04 AM

Do you have your original front sway bar links?

Hilldweller 10-17-2010 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boosta (Post 823644)
What will the control arms do?

Give you all the secure wiggle room you'll ever need.

thaduke2003 10-17-2010 08:39 AM

^ Adjustable front lower control arms will allow you to dial in your caster angle and front pinion angle. The two are interrelated, so make sure you check BOTH when adjusting- Mark W.

Boosta 10-17-2010 12:23 PM

think so

Quote:

Originally Posted by popstop785 (Post 823816)
Do you have your original front sway bar links?


thaduke2003 10-17-2010 01:51 PM

^At 2", you may want to swap you rear end links up to the front (they're a bit longer), and get a set of extended rear links- Mark W.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 AM.