so back to the wobble. ive jacked up the front and tried to wiggle everything. everything feels tight. nothing loose. i talked to the previous owner and he knew nothing. told me i was crazy. BUT just before i got the jeep he took off a set of 38x12.5 and sold them. he had the 33's laying around and stuck those on there but never drove it with the 33's. the 33's dont look to be in that bad of shape and they ride fine until i hit a bump with the right front tire. if i hit a dip in the road with both tires it does not wobble. could the diffrence in tire size make that much diffrence? i think the jeep was originally built for 35's but would that play a factor? ive just bought a set of 36's so i guess we will see this week.
I respect that there are different opinions on this, but with a Jeep where the drag link is parallel to the axle, rather than perpendicular (like some trucks), just a small amount of side flex will affect steering.
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ok guys, here is the latest. i have checked the steering box, pitman arm, drag link, tire rod ends, ball joints, leaf springs, shackles, bushings, bearings, and everything else that i can think of. i still have the death wobble. but i might have found a clue. today i pulled out on the hwy and accelerated as normal. around 15-20 mph the wobble started. in stead of standing on the brakes like i usually do, i stood on the gas and power shifted this thing. the wobble stopped at around forty mph. i ran it up to 60-65 mph for 3-4 miles with no wobble. now i would think tires right? but ive had the same outcome with 36's and 33's. i now am about fed up. im hoping the speed issue will give u guys some clue as what i need to do next. thanks