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handling issues

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by jkgrimm34, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Feb 13, 2017 at 11:57 AM
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    jkgrimm34

    jkgrimm34 [OP] New Member

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    silver jeep wrangler unlimited 4 inch skyjacker lift and running 35's on it
    I just got a 07 jeep wrangler unlimited sahara with a 4 inch lift and 35's on it , so far I luv it... although when I am on the hwy doing 75 to 80 mph she is hard to handle.. looking for a why to help with driveablity on the hwy any ideas? and thanks..
     
  2. Feb 13, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! Check the alignment, and the Caster angle.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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    jkgrimm34

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    Ok I'll try that! Thanks
     
  4. Feb 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM
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    OFFGRID

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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.
    What do you mean by hard to handle? Is pulling constantly to one side? Is it hunting back and forth? Is this only happening at highway speeds? Could it be the wind and passing trucks. Jeeps are boxy and get pushed all over the place in high winds on the highway. It is an 07. Could be time to change out your tie rod ends and ball joints. How many miles are on it and do you know what brand of lift is installed?

    Welcome and glad you're loving your jeep.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2017 at 5:32 AM
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    jkgrimm34

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    My jeep is a 07 with 46 k miles on it.. it pulls to the right a little but it likes to wander around on the hwy . Yes its mainly on the hwy when it happens.although the only time I can get over 65 is the hey lol :).... and thanks! I am glad I joined and my little tank is awesome!
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2017 at 7:50 AM
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    OFFGRID

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    Wow! that is really low mileage. Everything "should" still be good. My thoughts are if it is not happening on the smaller roads and driving around town at lower speeds and it's only on the highway that you may be feeling a cross wind push. Pay attention when it is happening and see if it is gusts of wind. Also the bigger the tires the more hunting any vehicle will do, especially on a blacktop highway that has the deep grooves warn in it from the tractor trailers. 35s are big tires.
     
  7. Apr 8, 2017 at 11:36 AM
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    K6puppy

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    xrc front bumper 12000 pound badlands winch 6 pod lights fender flares kc headlight 285/70/17 tires 2 inch leveling kit bushwhacker air snorkel k/N intake rough country duuel steering stabilizer kit
    had same problem I added a dual steering stabilizer set up it helps a lot but 35 in tires will create a lot of wonder the more aggressive the tire the more wonder can be created
     

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