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Old 08-23-2009, 10:51 AM
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New lift RE 3.5 poor instructions & problems

Ok so I got this lift and everyone talked about how easy it was and I am mechanically inclined I work on jet engines! I have death wobble and vibrations but I am going to get an alignment to see if that helps. I dont have a steering stabilizer so that will be next. Also my steering wheel is half a turn to the left when wheels are straight? Sorry for the questions IM sure I could find on here Its 1050 am and Ive been up all night. thanks!!!!!

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:59 AM   #2
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Get the alignment done and that may cure your death wobble, and also straighten out your wheel too. And your gonna need a SYE and CV shaft to cure the vibes.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:02 AM   #3

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Did you just swap springs or did you also have control arms etc? Did you install a new front adj trac bar? The steering wheel being off line is normal, this will be taken care of with the alignment. When are you getting the death wobble?
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you are getting death wobble because the toe in is way off because of the steering design and the lift. when you get an alignment it will make a huge difference and it will center your steering wheel.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:06 PM
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Its the 3.5 basic lift so springs sway bar links, and shocks. I am getting death wobble over the slighetest bumps I am going to look at getting a steering stabilizer and an alignment tuesday. Hopefully this will fix my problem. I will try to get pix...thanks guys
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #6
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Sounds more like bump steer then DW, if your only getting them over slightest bumps.

DW: uncontrollably violent shaking of the front end where basically the sterring wheelingshakes back & forth and have to slow down in order to somewhat gain control.

Search the video on youtube and see if this what you truely have.

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Old 08-26-2009, 03:26 AM
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Ok guys went to advanced and got a rancho rs5450(I think) steering stabilizer (not dampner) for like 60 bucs and the problems completely gone. Just need to get it aligned and should be good to go. Not sure you guys running this lift but I must have been missing some instructions because it was not put together good at all. I was deff expecting for it to give more pictures and say washer here, washer there, more detail!! Also you can throw bolt on out the window you have to drill 5 holes! But its all on and looking good the front is sitting lower than I would like. The rear is a good inch above the front. Im thinking that being a soft top the front settled more because of the engine weight and the back just needs to get some trails on it to get it to settle. Thanks for the advice though, I plan to re-check tightness in a week or so and possibly add a spacer in the front soon.
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i have the same steering stablizer on my none lifted jeep and i love it it really tightened up the feel of the steering

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