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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:35 PM   #1501
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i would change all of your TREs ..very easy job to do at home ...just make sure you count the threads and put on the new TREs the same way your old ones came off ...if not your gonna need a new alignment also take off your trac bar and check those bushings

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Unread 03-13-2012, 08:22 PM   #1502
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Tempting.... I want to pull everything and inspect it first last thing I wanna do is dump $100 on my TREs and not have money left over if the trackbar is bad too. The tie rods seem to be nice and tight so I might just do the drag link ends and check the track bar bushings and determine if those need to be done. That seemed nice and tight though the bracket was squishing the bushing well and the bolts were clean and tight. There was no play in it when my roommate was moving the wheel.

Edit: It looks like I'm looking at Moog ES3472, ES3473, ES3474, and ES3475 for a total of $111 shipped from Rockauto so I'll assess the situation once I get under there this weekend I've got a couple months to figure this out before I need to take the WJ on the highway again and I'll be using a SS meanwhile (plus my roommate can drive us around meanstwhile) so this isnt any dire issue. If the trackbar shows any problems I'll be looking into a JKS adjustable. 116k miles seems about right for needing steering parts replaced anyways so I'm not at all pissed that this happened and look forward to how shes going to drive once this is all said and done, I knew it felt loose going down the highway but MAN is it amazing how much the SS hid... and me thinking I needed a new SS while going over bumps? Nope that was death wobble and my factory SS was actually doing a great job of hiding it. SO... new ends and the RMA'd SS should drive awesome I knew she's been getting sloppy over time cant wait for tighter steering again.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #1503
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Are you going to start with buying a new drag link Tie Rod and the see how that does first before you dive into all the other TRE's?
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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:10 PM   #1504
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I think I'll start with both drag link ends and see where that goes I wanna get under there and check all the components again maybe take another video or two if it DWs after the drag link work I'll do the TREs. This will also give me a great chance to finally center my steering wheel hahaha!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #1505
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Oh alright. Sounds good. Hopefully that will take care of the problem and keep it simple!
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Unread 03-14-2012, 04:48 PM   #1506
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Pshhh don't be so doubtful! That's the problem and I'm gunna fix it and not spend months and hundreds of dollars fixing it.... Right? Haha I had my roommate wobble the wheel some more and everything else seemed fine and tight so I'll do both the drag link ends (only one is bad but might as well) and see where that takes me
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Unread 03-14-2012, 08:01 PM   #1507
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I am being hopeful for you! No one wants to spend tons of money!!
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Unread 03-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #1508
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found out what the "Death wobble" was, it was just being a Jeep
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hp6b6s06-nI

but no haha I got all the bolts and threads PB'd and I'm ordering the Tie rod ends tonight maybe if not tomorrow. I took her for a nice drive cruised 50-60 most of the time hit some bumps and shes behaving great with the factory SS back on but rest assured I'm not ignoring those worn parts! Getting some nice Moog replacements but shes perfectly drivable meanstwhile and I had put well over 1200 miles on her with the worn parts without knowing so I'm not at all worried this will become an issue (wood knocking is ensuing anyways).
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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #1509
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That is one of the coolest commercials!

Well hopefully you can get those parts in, installed, then are you going to get in aligned or just count the thread? Moog SS RMA'd?
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Unread 03-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #1510
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I'm gunna count the threads and measure end to end for double checking so I shouldnt need to get her re-alligned. The drag link I'll just adjust anyways to my liking to recenter the wheels. Haven't RMA'd the moog SS yet, I'm on Amazon Prime so it shouldnt take long
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Unread 03-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #1511
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Right Right, Drag link is for the steering wheel to be centered. But still want it to be really close to what it is now! Amazon prime is really awesome. Period.
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~ Snobrdrkid's "Build" Thread ~ YouTube Channel ~ Fuelly ~WJ 4.0 Transmission Cooler Info ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 03-16-2012, 02:24 PM   #1512
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Roommate convinced me to get a tranny cooler. Why not, eh? Nice torqflo plate and fin style
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Unread 03-16-2012, 02:49 PM   #1513
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Glad you got one! If the install is pretty easy (and you take some pictures) I might buy and install one too!
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~ Snobrdrkid's "Build" Thread ~ YouTube Channel ~ Fuelly ~WJ 4.0 Transmission Cooler Info ~

~ 05 Rubicon Unlimited 4.0 | 6-Speed | Dana 44's | Air Lockers | 4.11 Gears | Rock-Trac 241OR T-Case with 4:1 4-Low | 2" Spacer Lift | 245/75/16 Kevlar MT/R's on Moabs | Hansen Offroad Steel F/R Bumpers | Warn 9000xi Winch | Edge Performance Chip | Custom CAI | Hella Off-road Lights | Cobra 29 CB | Flash Lights | Recovery Gear | Fire Extinguisher ~

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Unread 03-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #1514
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Yeah it'll be easy I'm thinkin... Only part that would make you uneasy is where I get to cut the metal factor Trans cooler lines lol!
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Unread 03-16-2012, 07:09 PM   #1515
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Oh I also forgot... ericthecarguy is a boss and I found this video a long time ago and saved it for just this special occasion. My symptoms are exactly as he describes:
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