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post #1 of 9 Old 12-09-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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FRONT axle hop

Hi I got a 4 inch lift with 32s on my 2000 xj and when I'm wheeling in mud and I turn my steering wheel more than half way my front axle will hop. In 4wd. Is this common or is it a bad thing? Thanks


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post #2 of 9 Old 12-09-2010, 11:43 AM
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axle hop is generally a characteristic of poor suspension geometry. are you running stock control arms in the stock location?

Completely stock, and keeping it that way...


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No, aftermarket ones that came in the kit

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So far it seems correlated to OCD and the need to look at one's poop."
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post #4 of 9 Old 12-09-2010, 01:22 PM
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Have you checked your u-joints? When mine were bad I would get really bad axle hop when I tried turning due to the joint binding and popping as the wheels turned.
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The passenger side u joint is bad, driver side is good but it's been doing this even before that. And it only does it when the wheels are spinning and the mud is flying

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So far it seems correlated to OCD and the need to look at one's poop."
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Do you have an aftermarket trac bar as well?

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Yep aftermarket trackbar as well

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How do your ball-joints look?

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Driver side are brand new, I don't know bout passenger side

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