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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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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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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:43 AM   #2
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axle hop is generally a characteristic of poor suspension geometry. are you running stock control arms in the stock location?
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Unread 12-09-2010, 11:46 AM   #3
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No, aftermarket ones that came in the kit
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Unread 12-09-2010, 01:22 PM   #4
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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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Unread 12-09-2010, 04:50 PM   #5
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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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Unread 12-09-2010, 04:56 PM   #6
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Do you have an aftermarket trac bar as well?
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Unread 12-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #7
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Yep aftermarket trackbar as well
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Unread 12-09-2010, 05:00 PM   #8
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How do your ball-joints look?
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Unread 12-09-2010, 05:20 PM   #9
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Driver side are brand new, I don't know bout passenger side
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