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post #16 of 28 Old 01-27-2013, 09:38 PM
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ROGLMFAO. We will never speak of this again.... Moving on....

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post #17 of 28 Old 01-27-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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thank you.
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post #18 of 28 Old 01-27-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #19 of 28 Old 01-27-2013, 10:19 PM
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It Is probably the right tie rod.

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post #20 of 28 Old 01-27-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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thank you. ill check it tomorrow evening
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post #21 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 AM
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Take some generic pictures from further out too. I don't see how it's possible to have 38's on that the way it sits.

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post #22 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 06:13 AM
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take some generic pictures from further out too. I don't see how it's possible to have 38's on that the way it sits.
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post #23 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 02:35 PM
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not on a leaf sprung vehicle.
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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post #24 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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here are some other pics i have on file. i personally saw the jeep with 38's but never rode in it. the previous owner said the rubbed pretty bad. in these pics its on 33"s
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post #25 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 08:57 PM
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Try putting the front end on jack stands, then wiggle the tires on each side (up and down, side to side). Looking for worn steering parts, ball joints, or even unit bearings.

Might also want to take it for an alignment if you haven't yet.
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post #26 of 28 Old 01-28-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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will do. im putting the bigger tires on tomorro eve so when im doing that ill check everything then get it aligned. thanks
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post #27 of 28 Old 02-02-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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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
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post #28 of 28 Old 02-02-2013, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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steering stabilizer took care of the problem. at least for now.
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