It has a re adjustable track bar with a 7.5 long arm kit and no steering damper it riped off the mounting bracket got t ok weld a new one.Where's the steering dampener? Looks like all Currie stuff so as long as you don't have a drop on your frameside trackbar, the angles should be good to go.
x2 on this. Also, is that the stock pitman arm?Putting a steering stabilizer on it will just mask the problem and won't solve it. Your track bar and draglink don't look to be properly lined up right. I'm no expert on it but I know they are suppose to be parallel to each other or somewhat even with each other.
It has a double shear mount. You think a bigger drop for the pitman is required or a stock one? Or something with the track bar?That's the other thing I saw but forgot to mention. That pitman arm doesn't look stock and looks like a DPA. It also looks like you are not running a stock track bar mount setup. Is it a double shear mount?
The Currie steering kit did not add to or change any characteristic that has anything to do with bump steer. Currie's steering kit uses the exact same geometry the factory steering system does so your bump steer has nothing to do with the new Currie system.
What IS causing your bump steer is your steeply dropped Pitman arm. I don't see a dropped driver's side mounting bracket for the track bar which is the only thing that could make the use of the dropped Pitman arm correct.
If your driver's side track bar mount is stock & undropped, replace that dropped Pitman arm with your original Pitman arm and your bump steer will be cured.
Install a steering stabilizer too. A steering stabilizer (more correctly known as a damper) helps to protect the steering & front end from the normal shocks & jolts of driving like when you run over a bump or a dip on the road surface.
Thanks I'm understanding now, I'm new to this stuff eager to learn tho. I'm not 100% sure if it has a drop bracket but i'm gonna take better pics for you to see if it is.Suspension height has nothing to do with whether you need a dropped Pitman arm, it's only the steering geometry that dictates the need for it. My previous TJ had a Rubicon Express suspension lift with a lift that was right at 5.5" and it steered best without a dropped Pitman arm after I removed its dropped Pitman arm. And whether the driver's side track bar mount is single or double-shear has nothing to do with it either, the only thing that matters is if it is factory height or dropped.
To prevent bump steer, the track bar & Pitman arm must match... both must be either undropped, or dropped the same amount.
The mounting points are not an accurate place to check for parallel . Go by the center of the actual point where the actual component pivots . It does make a differenceHere's a good illustration of the two imaginary lines that need to be parallel. One line (red) between the two mounting points of the track bar, and the other line (yellow) between the two mounting points of the drag link.
Those lines are between the mounting points of the track bar and drag link, pay no attention to the angles of the track bar or drag link themselves... the track bar has bends in it that make it impossible to know its operating plane.