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post #1 of 9 Old 08-21-2007, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
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Bumpy road vs Jeep. Bumpy road wins

I went camping with some buddies a while back. Took the jeep on a pretty bumpy road and ever since then, I've been blessed with getting to know the good old DW! Before that camping trip, the jeep handled well. Now...not so well....I have already had the tires balanced and rotated. Everything under the jeep looks good. It's all stock so I know a new adj. trackbar would help and possibly some TRE's. Has anyone ever taken their jeep out and then had it act up like DW later? If so, what did you find that fixed it? Thanks!

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-21-2007, 09:54 AM
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Same story - check all of your linkages. Get under there and have a friend turn the wheel back and forth. Just because you're stock doesn't mean that your trackbar hasn't gone poop. Any joint that backs away from the nut is bad, and must be replaced.

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post #3 of 9 Old 08-21-2007, 11:28 AM
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also, maybe did you bend the track bar on the trail? tires and alignment wont cause deathwobble.... they'll add to it or cover it, but thats not the issue, its a bad part

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well since u were on a bumpy road.. im assuming ur control arms did a good amount of moving around.. maybe check the CA bushings?

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Trackbar bushing & TRE's are first to check on the list.

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Which bushings are recommended and where do you get them? Energy bushings? I've got a pretty rough jolted ride sometimes (need shocks) but do believe my bushings are shot also.
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Before just changing out all the bushings blindly, you should troubleshoot as we've mentioned in the eleventy billion death wobble threads.

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post #8 of 9 Old 08-24-2007, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'm beginning to think that my LCA's may be loose. I replaced the bushings on them about 1 month before that camping trip. I never retorqued them. I'm pretty sure that i need to tighten them up. I'll do that over the weekend and check back with you guys on what happened. If not that, i'll take it to a 4x4 store here and get some ideas and then fix it myself. Too expensive with them.
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post #9 of 9 Old 08-27-2007, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Well...just about everything on my jeep was loose. Steering stabalizer, drag link, LCA's, UCA's, trackbar ect...I was amazed at how loose everything was. It tightened up the steering a little but not enough to completely cure the DW. It's at least some what drivable on the freeway now. I think an adj. trackbar is the next thing on the list to put on.
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