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Old 11-14-2015, 03:31 PM
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Lifted TJ steering

My 03 Sahara has a 4" spring lift. The Jeep pulls left, the steering wheel vibrates a little at 30-40 mph and feels a little squirrelly and the front left brake rotor is worn much more than the passenger side. Using the Quadratec knowledge link, I did a 1/16 toe in on it. They suggest adjustable control arms for lifts of 4" or more to adjust castor. I assume they mean front lower control arms, but they don't specify.
I would like to improve steering back to factory if that is possible. It would be great to hear your experience with this issue, because I'm sure others have this problem as well.

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If your left front brake rotor is worn more than the right, and the Jeep pulls to the left, it sounds like your left front brake is dragging. Possibly either a bad caliper or bad brake hose.

If you have a 4" suspension lift and stock control arms, you have very little caster. You need some adjustable lower control arms to get your caster as well as your front pinion angle back to spec.

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lift kits usually come with longer-than-stock control arms for those 4 inch lifts. compensates for axle droop and caster.

what does the brake master reservoir look like inside as far as fluid color? if cloudy or dirty, vacuum or siphon out the fluid...DO NOT ALLOW ANY MORE OF THAT FLUID TO GO THROUGH THE SYSTEM!! sludge build-up may be present at the bottom of the reservoir as well. and when you bleed the system, DO NOT LET THE PEDAL GO ALL THE WAY TO THE FLOOR (bad for master cylinder).
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Thanks again for the help, I'll check it.
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