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Re: How do you fix stock white knuckle steering
W.C. is dead on. when I did my lift, It included 1 inch longer shackles. it screwed up my caster and it made it very hard to straighten the jeep out at high higher speed. I had to shim my axle with 2.5 degree shims to get it to handle well. and I have manual steering.
it was real fun, if I let off the gas or hit a small bump on the freeway the jeep would change lanes on its own, then I would have to fight the steering wheel to get it straight again.
so I recommend looking at the steering geometry.
do you have a drop pitman arm?
do you have bump steer?
what kind of shape are your tie rods? ( have someone wiggle the steering wheel, while you watch the linkage)
Have you had the front end aligned at a shop after the lift?
do searches on caster.
Final note, I think most drop pitman arms are shorter and will slow the response of the steering.