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Old 03-05-2010, 06:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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CJ5 steering too sensitive

My CJ5 resto project is finally on the road but I hate driving it. The steering is super sensitive and its down right scary at anything above 45 mph. While I can control it, it's not practical or safe. How can I slow the steering on my jeep? It has power steering(Saignaw?), stock width axles, and 33" Goodyear MTRs. Not the best combo in the world but I need to make it work.

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Check your caster angle. I'm betting that you installed lift springs/shackles and messed up the castor which can make it really twitchy.

I'm sure someone will disagree with me, but for power steering I set the caster to 7 degrees on my old CJ and it worked well.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sounds like you may have swapped in a quick ratio sterring box. If so, it would be a simple swap out to a different ratio. I ran a Camaro box on my CJ years ago. Lasted a day. Downright scary.
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys.. I didn't put the lift on or buy/install the steering box. I'll check caster tonight then look into the steering box if the caster is correct.
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