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Whats the best way to tighten up my steering

I have a 3.5 inch lift with 35s. Whenever i go over a bump over 50mph i basically lose control. I do have the stock steering stabilizer, if i get a better once such as the bilstein 5100 will this solve my problem?

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No. Your steering stabilizer is not the issue. You need to check your front track-bar and torque it down to 125-130 ft lbs. Also check to make sure your lower control arms are torqued to manuf specs. While you're at it make sure your wheel lugs are tight (95 lbs) and that your drag-link and tie-rod are tight/ torqued to spec. Pretty sure it's your track-bar.

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It sounds like something is loose or broken.

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Some things to consider that will more then likely help with your issues:
  1. An adjustable track bar or better yet, a bracket that raises the track bar mounting location from the axle.
  2. A steering flip kit that positions the steering linkage more parallel to the ground.
  3. Getting your front lower control arms as neutral in angle as possible. The more parallel to the ground the better.

The above will go a long way in reducing if not eliminating your problems. Of course, checking to make sure all of your components are tight might help as well.

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Some things to consider that will more then likely help with your issues:
  1. An adjustable track bar or better yet, a bracket that raises the track bar mounting location from the axle.
  2. A steering flip kit that positions the steering linkage more parallel to the ground.
  3. Getting your front lower control arms as neutral in angle as possible. The more parallel to the ground the better.

The above will go a long way in reducing if not eliminating your problems. Of course, checking to make sure all of your components are tight might help as well.


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Well i have number 1. i hae the BDS kit..

3.5" Rubicon Express lift
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
17x9 Mickey Thompson Classic II
35" Nitto Mud Grapplers
Smittybilt XRC Rear Bumper
Flowmaster 40 Series
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KC Slimlights long range
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Well i have number 1. i hae the BDS kit..
But it still came with a bracket didn't it? They are known for the trackbar hole egging out.
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But it still came with a bracket didn't it? They are known for the trackbar hole egging out.
Yes i got the bracket...didnt know they were known for that...dang

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Another option is some have bought the rough country dual steering stabilizers...not sure how well they work but could ask around. I am sure someone has advice on it!
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No. Your steering stabilizer is not the issue. You need to check your front track-bar and torque it down to 125-130 ft lbs. Also check to make sure your lower control arms are torqued to manuf specs. While you're at it make sure your wheel lugs are tight (95 lbs) and that your drag-link and tie-rod are tight/ torqued to spec. Pretty sure it's your track-bar.
that solved my 'wander' and i toed in the front tires about a 1/8".
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