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85 cj 7

My jeep is stock hight with 31 inch tires i put a new steering box and still cant get this thing to drive without wondering all over the road do you have any ideas?

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You said stock height, does that mean you have stock suspension aswell? If I were you I would install stiffer shocks all the way around and add or replace the stock front stabilizer bar with a stiffer one. You may also consider installing more rigid leaf springs in the rear.

Hope this helps

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