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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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ZJ budget boost help!!

Hello guys I am back with another question
I have a stock 4.0 i6 zj
I want to put a 2" budget boost on it.
I am hearing alot about the death wobble with a zj and budget boost.
What would I have to do to avoid getting a death wobble.?

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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:26 PM   #2
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Make sure bushings, TRE's, etc. are good and tight. If you have problems after checking all that, then you have a serious problem because a BB won't the geometry of anything that drastically.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #3
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Many people don't upgrade other parts when they do a BB. Which is not required, but can make life easier, especially if you're going to wheel it. There's tons of info on here about DW. Do some searching around and you'll see the cause and fixes.
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Unread 05-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
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Make sure bushings, TRE's, etc. are good and tight. If you have problems after checking all that, then you have a serious problem because a BB won't the geometry of anything that drastically.
So if everything is tight. It shouldn't do a death wobble? Even with stock tires?
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Okay - what is TRE an acronym for?
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The only reason you would get DW with a small amount of lift like that is worn out parts. Before you install, it would be a great time to check over your steering components.
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Okay - what is TRE an acronym for?
tie rod end
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Okay - what is TRE an acronym for?
Tie Rod End(s)


I had to google it too haha
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Unread 05-08-2013, 12:11 AM   #9
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The only reason you would get DW with a small amount of lift like that is worn out parts. Before you install, it would be a great time to check over your steering components.
^this
dont stop at just the steering components, check ALL front end bushings. control arms, track bar, etc
and a steering stabilizer will never cause death wobble, it just masks the real problem. with a perfectly set up front end, you wouldnt even need a steering stabilizer.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 05:58 AM   #10
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How can I tell if anything in the front end is bad enough to cause death wobble?
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One way, lay under the jeeps front end, have a buddy turn the wheel back and forth, look for play.

You could do what I did, (the lazy way). Do your 2inch bb, then if you get dw fix it then. My Jeep had 240k on it original suspension, I bb it, no dw, so now i go on being happy. This was several k's ago. I'm guessing your going to be fine.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
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One way, lay under the jeeps front end, have a buddy turn the wheel back and forth, look for play.

You could do what I did, (the lazy way). Do your 2inch bb, then if you get dq fix it then. My Jeep had 240k on it original suspension, I bb it, no dw, so now i go on being happy. This way several k's ago. I'm guessing your going to be fine.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 03:29 PM   #13
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I have heard when installing a lift or BB you should crack your CA bolts loose so the bushing isn't under added stress at a stand still. Can imagine this will increase bushing life and help reduce DW. This is what I have heard, I'm no ace mechanic though.
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