2008 Jeep Wrangler hello

Tiny
GRAVEYARDTAN
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  • 2008 JEEP WRANGLER
  • 6 CYL
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  • 40,000 MILES
I have and 08 jeep wrangler x. I just put a 2 inch suspension on it I used the polyurethane blocks that go over top the coil. It rides smooth but when I go over a rough spot in the road it shanks the steering wheel turns side to side the gear shift shakes side to side as if I was in nutural and it feels like the whole underneath is shaking. I had an alignment done please help me
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 7:04 AM

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Tiny
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I don't know what you expect for an answer. You have modified the suspension to dimensions that it was not engineered to. These things should not be a surprise when you do that. Lift kits are sold because there are people that will buy then. They are neither recommended nor condoned by the manufacturer.
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 7:24 AM
Tiny
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The lift kit shouldnt be the problem. My dad has an 02 his never did this?
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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 9:41 AM
Tiny
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See my profile and other CJ stuff I answer.

I'm Sorry, but I FULLY 100% AGREE WITH MR. WRENCHTECH.

I dealt with a CJ 5 Feller who had raised his baby about 4 inches, I guess to look cool. (Not for Rock Crawling or Event stuff)

He too, had been to the alignment shop. He thought he was gonna fix the problem. (I would have started there too, had I ever done this to mine)

He even had the specs/ adjustment sheet on what they had performed!

With the CJs we are dealing with "Straight Axles" Not Independent Suspension, as with yours.

His issue was "WANDERING" at about 50 MPH (he said). When I drove it (if you call it that) Wander was not the word. AMONG THE WORDS FOR IT was At 55, suddenly, HOLY JESUS.I'M ALL OVER BOTH LANES, AND WILL SOON DO HALF-GAINERS AND SOMERSAULTS. UNLESS I GET ON THE BRAKES. If I had been in amongst oncoming traffic, I wouldn't be able to answer you now.

We both took it back to the shop---They put it back on the machine, had another Tech Double Check the procedure, then they said ALL THEY HAD TO GO ON WAS OEM SPECS (they were not engineers, to come up with modified factors)

Before he left, they insured It was CORRECT---AND HE SHOULD HAVE NO TIRE WEAR ISSUES!

The only explanation I have for the difference in the 2 you discussed is MAYBE it was done "Incorrect" or maybe there is a MECHANICAL/ MANUFACTURER Difference in the 2 Rigs/ Parts.

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM

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