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Problem-I am driving down the road, and the CJ7 can just dive right or left and there seems to be more play in the steering.
Okay, I made sure when I put the 4" spring lift that my draglink would be nearly level with the steering arm (drop pitman arm & tie-rod ends moved to the top, steering stabilizer). I know this cures bumpsteer. I have also put on a 1" body lift - this is where I think my problem is. After lifting the body up to install the lift, the steering shaft is no longer snug in the collar coming off the firewall.
Is there any cure? I would like to be able to go down the street without running over pedestrians!

 

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im not sure what you mean by snug in the collar.. but.. if you drill out those two plasitic pins.. you can seperate the shaft.. take that lower (thinner) piece out.. lube it up.. and put it back in.. and you should be able to lengthen it that way.. so you can snug it in there..

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It sounds like you are getting wander, not bumpsteer. Did your spring-packs have shims on them? If not, did you install shims yourself? Are they facing the right direction?

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I didn't think shims didn't do any thing except to correct pinion angle. Can they also affect the steering??

 
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Shims affect your caster angle.
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