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1.75" lift steering stabilizer help

Hey ya'll. I put a 1.75" daystar lift on my wife's '08 Jeep Jk. The only change we have really noticed is that there is alot of sway in the steering wheel when driving. I've looked at a couple of steering stabilizer kits, but they all say for 2" lift or bigger. The only other one is an OEM kit that looks really small. Will the better kits work or will the OEM kit work?
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The change in caster will affect it's higher speed stability. There is nothing a basic lift can do to necessitate a different steering stabilizer.

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Then what can I do to make it stop being so loose in the steering? It feels like it just floats from side to side.
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Then what can I do to make it stop being so loose in the steering? It feels like it just floats from side to side.
Have you changed tires at all, or just simply added the lift? Caster is what affects stability and helps it maintain it's course. It is where the weight is located over the front wheels.
  • AEV or Rough Country make bolt-in brackets that return caster to more stock specifications. However they are recommended for higher lifts.
  • Cam Bolts can be used (though not recommended for heavy off-road use) can allow for changes in caster. This is the cheapest method of adjusting it, however it is not as easy to revert if you change control arms down the road.
  • Adjustable control arms will offer more off-road flex and the ability to adjust caster.

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No the tires are a little taller. They are the BFG AT 285/70 17 with 17x9 rims.
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