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post #1 of 31 Old 10-17-2011, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Death wobble...

Not sure where to put this but here goes... If anyone tells mento do a search it'll be ignored.. Past 6 months I've been reading every post on death wobble from causes to what happens while the wobble is actualy happening.. Anywho... I've checked and replaced everything in my front end except for shocks and steering stabilizer. New bushings both axle side and frame side... Tierod ends ... Track bar. Steering box... Drag link.... Haven't done my ball joints yet... Theres no slop in them what so ever. I even had my tires re-balanced just to be sure... (took the weights off at the tire shop and gave em the tires) if you have any other ideas or something I'm over looking... It'd be greatly apperaited. Btw it's a 97 tj 4.0 4" lift 33" tires. Hp d30 up front 35 in rear...

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post #2 of 31 Old 10-17-2011, 05:00 PM
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Have you had the caster and camber professionally checked?
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post #3 of 31 Old 10-17-2011, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Checked it myself with an angle finder. It's set at 5.5* sorry. Forgot to put that in there
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And thank you
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post #5 of 31 Old 10-18-2011, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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I think I may have found it... My trackbar hole was wallowed out ALOT... so I took a piece of flat iron drilled it to 3/8" and welded her up. Haven't tested it yet but I'll let everyone know the end result
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post #6 of 31 Old 10-18-2011, 05:40 PM
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. . . Anywho... I've checked and replaced everything in my front end except for shocks and steering stabilizer. . .
Well there you go right there . . . the reason why steering stabilizers exist in the first place is to damp out vibration (wobble).
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A stabilizer does not fix a death wobble it mearly hides it. I don't want to hide it I want to fix it
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A stabilizer does not fix a death wobble it mearly hides it. I don't want to hide it I want to fix it
Did you read that on the Internet somewhere? Not true. The reason why steering stabilizers exist in the first place is to damp out wobble.

Good luck with the track bar fix. Thats the first place I always check before moving on to the stabilizer.
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post #9 of 31 Old 10-19-2011, 05:54 PM
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Did you read that on the Internet somewhere? Not true. The reason why steering stabilizers exist in the first place is to damp out wobble.

Good luck with the track bar fix. Thats the first place I always check before moving on to the stabilizer.
So what about those of us that have run without stabilizers and not experienced DW? If that is the point of the stabilizers?

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post #10 of 31 Old 10-23-2011, 08:40 PM
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Are you running wheel spacers? I run 35's on my TJ and never had a wobble problem. No wheel spacers and I run a double steering stabilizer. Spacers change your scrub radius, as due different offset wheels which can cause a stability issue
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No wheel spacers. Have deep dish wheels. Back spacing is like 2" or so
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That's not alot, you got alot of wheel and weight hanging off your spindle.
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post #13 of 31 Old 10-24-2011, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry... 4 1/2" back spacing.. From the inside of the WMS to the edge of the rim
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post #14 of 31 Old 10-24-2011, 07:54 PM
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I have an xj that had terrible DW I spent almost 1400 trying to track it down. Ended up being a bad mount under the tranny.
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post #15 of 31 Old 10-24-2011, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Changed the ball joints yesterday and still had the wobble... I connected my front sway bar links... Just out of courious and still have it... I'm stumped and apparently so is jeep forum.. Lol
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