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post #1 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hit a bump and the Jeep goes sideways

Ok first weekend I have been able to drive my YJ on the road. I was going down a back road (paved) and hit a bump about 30mph and the back end felt like it was coming around. I am planning on driving it down to the beach next month and I'm afraid if I hit a bump in the road when I am going 60 its going to get sideways and roll. Its an 87 with stock suspension. Any ideas? Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 11:27 AM
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Well chances are that you have some suspension issues but with out seeing it or driving it I am not sure what way to point you. Can be partly from bad shocks to bad bushings front and rear.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 11:27 AM
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Has the rear track bar been removed, and the front one left in? I could be mistaken, but I believe if one is taken out and not the other, it can cause something similar to that to happen. Probably wrong though, so hopefully someone else will chime in.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 11:28 AM
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stiff springs, stiff shocks, over inflated tires, loose shackles, loose u-bolts, turdy 5 getting ready to explode. Start with those.



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post #5 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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You guys are freaking genius!!! The back track bar is missing and the front is still on. Sorry for being such a noob when it comes to this stuff. Should I just buy a rear or take off the front?
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 01:54 PM
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take the front off. period.

you do not need trac bars.

but that doesn't mean that was your problem
it still sounds like a something is binding in the rear.

if you stand on the rear bumper does it it go up and down any?

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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They are soaking now. Kinda makes sense that it would cause it but then again nothing on a YJ makes sense until you turn a wrench.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-16-2010, 03:07 PM
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Honestly taking the front trac bar and driving safetly all depends on the truck. For my set up I leave front in and back out. On bumpy sharp turns I do have that jump off the ground feeling, and the sideways feeling. Also ever since its been off, on sharp accelerating turn one wheels goes up in the air
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