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Unread 09-17-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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I Finally Cured My Death Wobble!

Saturday I was pretty bored and got sick of hearing this annoying noise on the rear left side of my jeep. After further investigation, I noticed my shock bushing was in pretty bad shape. I went and bought some new poly bushings and decided just to change out all of them. I was amazed at how beat up the old ones were. They were rubber and looked like they were almost ready to fall apart. Holes on both sides and completely flattened out. The front ones were in the worse shape! Just by putting my finger in them, they ripped right in half. The ride quality was night and day. The jeep now has some good bounce in it and rides very smooth. I knew this wouldn't cure my death wobble but knew it had to be done and well...I was bored. I was wrong, I got the jeep back on the freeway and the wheel is steady as can be and the steering seems very tight. The places on the road that gave me the DW no longer exist.

After changing out LCA bushings and new adj jks track bar, the cheapest upgrade worked. Only cost me about 15 bucks for 8 new poly bushings. I know that what worked for me may not work for the rest but just thought I would share.

DO YOU LIKE THAT DW! CAN YA FEEL THAT BODY!? HUH HUH HUH!? I HAVE EXORCISED THE DEMONS!


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Unread 09-17-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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More info on the bushings!! P/N, manufacturer, etc...
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Unread 09-17-2007, 11:14 AM   #3
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You basically replaced the bushings in the ends of the shocks with poly?
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Unread 09-17-2007, 11:21 AM   #4
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Yeah I just took out the old rubber ones, inserted new energy suspension bushings for front and rear, total of 8. Took me about 1 hour if that to do all four shocks.
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Unread 09-17-2007, 12:50 PM   #5
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where did u buy the bushings?
Can u give use a link plz?
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Unread 09-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #6
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4 wheel parts. I live right by them. Perks of being some what close to Moab I guess. : ) I checked their website but for some reason they don't have them on there for a jeep. The dude went out there and looked at my shocks and gave me the packs. They have a customer service number of 877 474 4821. I'm sure other 4 wheel parts stores or websites have them. They are pretty easy to come by.
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Unread 09-17-2007, 01:40 PM   #7
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by the way the word you are looking for is

exorcised not exercised
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Unread 09-17-2007, 01:52 PM   #8
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Fixed the spelling as well.
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