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Ok I'm just starting out as a Jeeper so hopefully you will all bare with my questions. Ok I just got a 3 1/2" sus lift and a 2" body lift on my CJ-7. I'm having to chase my steering, just a little bit I'm still chasing it. The guy that put it on said if I install reverse shackles that will fix that problem. Does this sound about right?
 

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Hey dude, Troy has done just fine so far. and i have heared that they do help the chasing but not enough to be worth it.

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Originally posted by Rhino:
I'm having to chase my steering, just a little bit I'm still chasing it. The guy that put it on said if I install reverse shackles that will fix that problem
What is "chasing" the steering?

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I'd be looking for mechanical problems before looking for fancy solutions. Are you sure you don't have slop in your ball joints or steering that is causing the problem?

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Check the caster angle, it may have changed with the lift, should be around 6 to 8 degrees, 6 is better.
Did you add lift shackles too? this will also change caster.
Ball joints worn? Tie rod ends worn? Wheel bearings worn?
A shackle reverse is very nice, I've used them for years but they need to be setup correctly to work good( moving axle forward, arched springs only, ect) but you should find out why the lift you added made your handling worse and fix it frist.

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Sounds good. I'll check on those things as soon as I pull in. (out to see, in the Navy). I know that when I was going to have the Reverse Shackles out in he was talking about moving the axle forward. I'll check on the other stuff though. Thanks for the help.
 

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Originally posted by Rhino:
The guy that put it on said if I install reverse shackles that will fix that problem. Does this sound about right?
I can't see how a shackle reversal with take care of wander. I'd look for worn ball joints (knuckles, tie rods, drag link) and make sure you have enough caster. Also check the alignment and make sure there's enough toe-in.

A shackle reversal doesn't have any inherent advantage in providing a stable front end, AFAIK.


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Sounds good. I'll check on those things as soon as I pull in. (out to see, in the Navy). I know that when I was going to have the Reverse Shackles out in he was talking about moving the axle forward. I'll check on the other stuff though. Thanks for the help.
 

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Also check to make sure the steering components are tightened down...

...another thing to look for.

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I had the same problem with my jeep at high speeds, the steering would travel to teh left, so I just put in a heavier steering stabilizer, its all fine now.

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