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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:57 AM   #376
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i also needed an adjustable track bar with my first spacer lift i had bad DW as soon as id hit any little bump on the highway...all my steering/suspension components seem to be in good shape and i still get the occasional steering shimmy on certain bumps...

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Unread 08-01-2010, 12:11 PM   #377
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I ran a JKS track bar with my BB.

When I did my last lift, I replaced my JKS bushing in the track bar with a new KOR bushings (the stiffer ones) and also replaced all my TRE on my draglink and tie rod and even picked up a JKS tie rod. Then, I finally moved my SS up higher so it is on the draglink and track bar. No death wobble to this point.

I would check the steering box being loose and then for an ovaled track bar hole.
I plan to check stuff tonight. Can't really do anything cause I have to drive 3.5 hours tomorrow to pick up my bumpers. Only thing I'm really worried about is the weight of the bumpers knocking the jeep out alignment and causing worse death wobble.

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i also needed an adjustable track bar with my first spacer lift i had bad DW as soon as id hit any little bump on the highway...all my steering/suspension components seem to be in good shape and i still get the occasional steering shimmy on certain bumps...
This a lot like what's happening to mine. Some bumps I can go over fine, while some make the jeep start wobbling but dampen off, while some cause me to go to straight death wobble.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 06:52 PM   #378
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Well, I had someone steer the Jeep back and forth to see if anything looked out of place. Just wondering, does it matter if the Jeep is steered with the engine running? Or does it need to be off? I also tried tightening the steering box, but couldn't really tighten them anymore.

Well, I had the engine on, so it had power steering. It seems like the track bar at the frame moved quite a bit for only sitting still. Could the bushing be shot or do you think the hole is ovaled out? I don't really have time to mess with taking the track bar off right now since I have to drive it tomorrow. I guess I'll check it out when I get back from KMA tomorrow.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 07:18 PM   #379
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It doesnt take much to take the bolt out and drop the TB.. i can adjust my tb in maybe less than 10 minutes. If the tb is moving then I would just go ahead and point at the problematic ovaled out hole. It seems like almost all WJ's have this problem. How many miles do you have on your jeep?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:02 PM   #380
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Dan if you can't go over call me. I will be glad to put your bumpers on my heep.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:06 PM   #381
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Yea, I know it doesn't take much, but I'd rather keep it together for a 300 mile round trip tomorrow. I mean my death wobble is not really a big serious problem. It's more of an annoyance. I can still drive the Jeep 95% of the time and not get death wobble. I've never gotten death wobble on the freeway either. So I'm not really concerned about it until I get back tomorrow night.

I'll check it out for sure tomorrow night.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:09 PM   #382
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Dan if you can't go over call me. I will be glad to put your bumpers on my heep.
Nice try. I'll holler at ya if I have a problem though.

You're basically at the halfway point.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #383
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So you're getting the Wincher and Multi-Carrier tomorrow?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #384
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So you're getting the Wincher and Multi-Carrier tomorrow?
That is correct.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 10:58 AM   #385
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So I got my bumpers back home without much incident. Only got death wobble once cause I had to slow way down to about 50 and then hit a pot hole that would eat a Honda alive. I mean it was big and the deteriorating patchwork to somehow fix the hole made it that much worse. I'll be pulling the track bar tomorrow to see what's up.

As far as the bumpers, I'm pretty happy with them. I'll like them more once they are all painted up probably. I'll throw some pictures up tonight before I pull them off to paint them.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 02:33 PM   #386
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you notice any lag after having the bumpers put on? after making both of mine it is unreal how slow my WJ is lol DEFINITELY no way to overgear a WJ the lower the better...
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Unread 08-03-2010, 02:41 PM   #387
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Yes, its real sluggish now. I need 4.10s to carry this extra weight around.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 04:29 PM   #388
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Hurry and get pics of the bumper, I worked all day and I wanna see these bumpers. lol.

sorry for the hijack, but Lakai, how did the gears treat your gas mileage? just curious.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #389
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I have already seen the front bumper on it.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 05:36 PM   #390
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Hurry and get pics of the bumper, I worked all day and I wanna see these bumpers. lol.
Ask and you shall receive.

First off, I want to say Kyle at KMA tried his hardest to get me what I wanted on the bumpers. He gave me straight up honest answers to my questions and seemed to know what he was doing/talking about. So, a for that.

The front bumper fits great. Could use an extension on the sides to cover the fenders a bit better, but it's not a real big deal. The back however needs some work, especially if I wasn't going to be cutting my fenders. But since I am cutting the fenders sometime down the road, they will line up just about right looks like.

On to the pictures:





























Already put a light coat on the carrier.



And one more...with the LF 240s.



Well, there you have it. Off to a lot of painting. Will have more pics once they are painted. Not to mention light output pictures.
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