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jerky steering on bumpy roads

I have a 4.5 inch icon lift. I noticed when I drive over bad bumps at highway speeds the steering gets jerky. It will jerk into the other lane if i am not paying attention and holding the wheel with two hands. What is the fix for this? This is not a new problem but ready to get this fixed or at least diagnosed

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Dual steering stabilizers.

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Headviking is right, and you may be a little toed in.


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I figured that was the solution. Thanks for the reply

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I agree, dual stabilizers and an alignment is needed. Even the best quality lifts can/will throw off alignment. Jerky steering can be caused by bigger tires increasing leverage on steering components creating more movement on the steering wheel.
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I agree, dual stabilizers and an alignment is needed. Even the best quality lifts can/will throw off alignment. Jerky steering can be caused by bigger tires increasing leverage on steering components creating more movement on the steering wheel.
So your saying this can be fixed with just an alignment? Or is a dual steering stabilizer needed also?

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Try changing your stock steering stabilizer out. I put on a Bilstein, and no more vibration or wobble. Glad I didn't blow my money on duals.


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Steering stabilizer is needed as well, the lift will change your steering geometry even with a drop pitman arm, the leverage is changed, so steering bumps and such will be noticed more. I see you have 35's with wider and taller wheels, the mass involved in the rotating mass is changed as well (weight of tire and wheel), so you will notice more happening with your steering when you go over bumps.
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