Still have death wobble, what else could be causing this - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
93jeepREDSOX
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Garner, North Carolina
Posts: 1,667
Garage
Still have death wobble, what else could be causing this

I have a 96 xj, i have new drag link, zj tie rod, all new tie rod ends, new track bar, steering box brace, and gotten an alignment. What else could be causing the death wobble. It only happens sometimes, and only around 45-55 mph. Just wondering what else could need replacing to solve this.


1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares



HOW BOUT THEM REDSOX

My Rigrator score 535RRv1.0 BOA 25
93jeepREDSOX is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 08:04 PM
chriskeenan
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colton
Posts: 2,236
Check the track bar mounting hole, axle side. they can oval out and cause DW.
chriskeenan is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
93jeepREDSOX
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Garner, North Carolina
Posts: 1,667
Garage
If it has, how do you fix it?

1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares



HOW BOUT THEM REDSOX

My Rigrator score 535RRv1.0 BOA 25
93jeepREDSOX is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 08:21 PM
mschi772
Web Wheeler
 
mschi772's Avatar
1997 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Racine
Posts: 3,204
How's your wheel/tire balance?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 93jeepREDSOX View Post
If it has, how do you fix it?
Drill it to match a larger bolt for a new snug fit.

Build Thread -- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/whats-chrokeese-build-thread-2525690/
mschi772 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
93jeepREDSOX
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Garner, North Carolina
Posts: 1,667
Garage
wheels and tires were just mounted and balanced



I may have to look at that this weekend.

1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares



HOW BOUT THEM REDSOX

My Rigrator score 535RRv1.0 BOA 25
93jeepREDSOX is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 11:35 PM
Tom95YJ
[] Eye'd Jeep Connoisseur
 
Tom95YJ's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 9,465
Garage
Ball joint's, Hubs, Bushings, Caster angle can all contribute

'89 YJ The Smurf Build Thread
'99 XJ Black Betty Build Thread
Tom95YJ is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 10-22-2013, 11:42 PM
bailz812
Registered User
2004 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 8
Mine was the steering knuckle and ball joint
bailz812 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 05:41 AM Thread Starter
93jeepREDSOX
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Garner, North Carolina
Posts: 1,667
Garage
When i had the alignment i had them look over the whole front end of the jeep, only thing they said was bad was the track bar. Are there any tests i can do to test a bad ball joint, steering knuckle, or hub. And to sound like like i have no idea about what i am talking about, castor angle? Haha thanks guys.

1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares



HOW BOUT THEM REDSOX

My Rigrator score 535RRv1.0 BOA 25
93jeepREDSOX is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 05:47 AM
S8NNG8
Kustom Phabrication
 
S8NNG8's Avatar
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena
Posts: 8,100
Were the tires new and/or did you have the problem before the tires came into play...perhaps its one of your rims.

D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is online now  
post #10 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 06:16 AM
VegasGT
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 5,395
Consider control arm bushings, especially if braking around 50mph sets it off.

- '88 MJ Pioneer -
Build In Progress
- '04 Sierra Z71 Crew Cab -
Daily/TowPig
VegasGT is offline  
post #11 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
93jeepREDSOX
Registered User
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Garner, North Carolina
Posts: 1,667
Garage
Well if first started when it had stock rims and really old 28" tires on it. Now it has some micky Thompson 15x8 rims and used 31's. It's never gone away really. Something still doesn't feel right.

It doesn't happen when I brake only at speed and its getting worst each day I drive.

1993 YJ 4" RE lift, 1/2" shackles, AA SYE Kit, 33x12.50 Trxus M/T, Warn bumbers front and rear, Warn M8000 winch, 4 Hella fog lights, Magnaflow cat, flowmaster muffler with no tailpipe, herced tub, tj flares



HOW BOUT THEM REDSOX

My Rigrator score 535RRv1.0 BOA 25
93jeepREDSOX is offline  
post #12 of 12 Old 10-23-2013, 10:58 AM
Tom95YJ
[] Eye'd Jeep Connoisseur
 
Tom95YJ's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 9,465
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 93jeepREDSOX
Well if first started when it had stock rims and really old 28" tires on it. Now it has some micky Thompson 15x8 rims and used 31's. It's never gone away really. Something still doesn't feel right. It doesn't happen when I brake only at speed and its getting worst each day I drive.
Possibly an out of round tire. I kept getting DW with my old 31's an they would balance perfectly. I installed 33's and the problem went away

'89 YJ The Smurf Build Thread
'99 XJ Black Betty Build Thread
Tom95YJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome