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Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by ShawnCT450R, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    ShawnCT450R

    ShawnCT450R [OP] Member

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    Delayed announcement, but we brought it home this weekend. Finally got it in the garage today (wife's at work and it's been raining since IDK) for initial inspections. Mostly all good. Nothing terrible. Playing with tire pressure. All were at 23psi. 33/12.50. Really twitchy. Any advise? Better pics when the sun is out (spoken: May-ish)

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  2. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:38 AM
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    BTW, doing the fog light switch repair tomorrow night. Been flashed a few times already. Excited to get the first mod/rep completed, and curse an engineer at the same time!
     
  3. Feb 6, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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    Howell fuel injection, header, HEI distributor, TH350, NP208, SOA lift with YJ springs in the front & GW springs in the Rear. AMC20 with G2 1 piece chromos trussed, Dana 30 with G2 chromos and 760x ujoints and MM Stainless Hubs, Geared 4.56. Tom Woods shafts, Metal cloaks, Caged, 37" Toyo MTs.
    Sounds like a good PSI. What do you mean by "twitchy"? Please expound. Do you mean barely touch the steering wheel and it responds quickly, and maybe more than you expected?
     
  4. Feb 6, 2017 at 12:35 PM
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    Great looking LJ by the way. I'm starting to get jealous of all the new LJs being posted lately.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:49 PM
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    Thanks OG! By twitchy, I meant that road surface variations cause it to change direction rather quickly without driver input. Something is slightly off. Ruling out tire issues before I move uphill into steering and suspension.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2017 at 6:11 AM
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    I call that hunting. All cars do that to some extent. The bigger your tires the worse they hunt and tread design can make this better or worse, but worn steering parts can exacerbate these symptoms 10fold. Start with the tierod ends and draglink ends. If not better then do the Ball joints. Lastly the steering gear box, but I've never had one of these go out on me, except in a 3/4ton truck that had 450000 miles on it.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2017 at 7:14 AM
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    Thanks for the order of precedence list OG. I looked at the door sticker yesterday and it listed 29psi for stock tire pressure on this model. Air'd em all up to that, and the drive to work last night was much better. Will still be inspecting the mentioned steering components though.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2017 at 8:03 AM
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    You look like you have aftermarket wheels and tires. That 29 psi is for factory tires, but you're probably good there. The bigger the tire the less air you need to run.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    Got her outta the garage today. Been fiddling with things, plus the Oregon rain doesn't help (and no tags). Took her to the DMV for some plates right after this was taken. My son wanted to drive around in the snow before we went. Can't blame him!

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