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Old 08-17-2017, 10:45 AM
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Steering issues

Well I'll start with my mods. 3.5 in rough country lift. I already know and I am replacing parts with quality ones. Shocks are now fox adventure series, and a fox steering stabilizer. 35" toyo at2 tires with Mickey Thompson sidebiter rims.
I have an adjustable track bar as well.

Now I think I have my issue narrowed down to a few things. First my steering when turning left at 45 and above speed feels like when I turn the Jeep body moves right before it catches the turn. Or I'll put it like this. Only when turning left their is a delay in steering feel and it is like the Jeep body drifts right a little.
If I turn right everything feels right with no drift, just a normal steering feel.
Now I'm not sure if the pitman arm needs replaced or if I should upgrade my lower control arms to better ones that are adjustable. If I change those I was looking at teraflex or metal cloak. Any input from you guys.

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Well I'll start with my mods. 3.5 in rough country lift. I already know and I am replacing parts with quality ones. Shocks are now fox adventure series, and a fox steering stabilizer. 35" toyo at2 tires with Mickey Thompson sidebiter rims.
I have an adjustable track bar as well.

Now I think I have my issue narrowed down to a few things. First my steering when turning left at 45 and above speed feels like when I turn the Jeep body moves right before it catches the turn. Or I'll put it like this. Only when turning left their is a delay in steering feel and it is like the Jeep body drifts right a little.
If I turn right everything feels right with no drift, just a normal steering feel.
Now I'm not sure if the pitman arm needs replaced or if I should upgrade my lower control arms to better ones that are adjustable. If I change those I was looking at teraflex or metal cloak. Any input from you guys.
With a 3.5" lift you need to do a drag link flip kit. Also if you are still using stock control arms you will need to upgrade those to adjustable. If you do both of those your steering will improve greatly. For drag link flip we suggest the Steer Smarts Yeti Top mount no drill drag link and Yeti track bar bracket.

For control arms Teraflex are great. We can hook you up with all you need. Send me a pm and I can get you pricing.

-JP
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:56 PM
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The lift kit came with fixed lower control arms. I guess for now is this something that should be fixed asap or can it wait till after my vacation? The Jeep will be going, and it's not that I feel unsafe while driving more just I don't like how it feels steering to the left. I have dealt with it for the past 2 months. At first I thought it was in my head and then I started looking into it. So I am not sure if I just started noticing it that maybe the bushings in the control arms are bad. I want to replace the right part first.
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