Did you replace the 14mm tracking bar bolts with 9/16" bolts? The stock 14mm bolts are loose in the brackets and TB. They also need to be tightened to 125+# of torque. The steering stabilizer is not the cause. No SS is needed if all steering components are tight and not worn. With the wheels on the pavement, have someone move the steering wheel back and forth while you watch for any movement or flex in the steering joints. It doesn't take much to setup DW. Check that the toe-in is 1/8", replace the drag link ends, and be sure the tire pressures are correct. It can sometimes be a problem finding the cause, but there is always a reason for instability in the front suspension and steering.
Like said above the his bolts need to be tight as hell or get something bigger, they do have a bit of play if you buy the kid trackbar and just bolt it up without paying attention to torque.
Have someone grab the top of a front tire and shove the vehicle back and forth as hard as they can (side to side that is), and get under it and check things out. I bet you your axle end trackbar bushing is moving side to side a bit on the bolt (put your finger over the track bar end and the bracket as its being moved and you should be able to feel if there's any play).
Do control arms, whole things, don't bother trying to get the bushings out. That and the trackbar were the fix for me.
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Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
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It may have already been said...but double check the driver's side track bar mount for tightness. ( they are vertical bolts) Go ahead and put a wrench on the bolts and try to tighten them a little. They may "appear" tight, when they are actually loose. Also, look inside the driver's side wheel well and you'll see some nuts in front of the spring there that need to be tight too.
Bad unit bearings can also contribute to the problem. But a dry steering test (someone turning the steering wheel back and forth a bit while you look at the moving parts for slop) has always help identify items that need to be tighter.
otherwise everytime i leave from wheeling, the 20 lbs of mud stuck in my tires/wheels would likely set my jeep into a frenzy on the high way.
but it doesn't............
not always true about tires don't cause death wobble. i had death wobble and i took it to a few tire shops and had them look at my tires, and alignment. my passenger side tire wasn't balanced. they balanced it and death wobble went away.