Mikes 05 Unlimbited Rubicon Build - Page 9 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #121 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 03:26 PM
bobthetj03
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 5,277
Make your next purchase a good set of adjustable lower control arms, ie...Currie, Metal Cloak to name two. If you got the caps, get front uppers too. Your caster shouldn't effect the shimmy/DW issue.


Bob's boring build:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

White Jeep club member #2003

www.norcal-jeeps.com
bobthetj03 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 04:56 PM
dongalonga
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lowell
Posts: 1,045
Check the Toe as well. Basically bring it to a shop and have the entire alignment checked then post your alignment sheet. I would be surprised if it wasn't something to do with that or wheel balance. You very well could have lost a wheel weight or two.

The only other thing I can think of is if your track bar bolt is slightly wallowed. Did you replace the factory bolt with a Class 12.9? Here are the exact spec for the bolt: M10x1.50x75mm Class 12.9
dongalonga is offline  
post #123 of 154 Old 03-12-2014, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobthetj03
Make your next purchase a good set of adjustable lower control arms, ie...Currie, Metal Cloak to name two. If you got the caps, get front uppers too. Your caster shouldn't effect the shimmy/DW issue.
Definitely next on the list! With new tires and new lift it will be at least six months before my account recovers.
mgclark6 is offline  
post #124 of 154 Old 03-14-2014, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Finally had my first chance to flex out on my buddies Jeep!
Attached Images
 
mgclark6 is offline  
post #125 of 154 Old 03-14-2014, 09:16 PM
dongalonga
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lowell
Posts: 1,045
The poor YJ wants to flex like that
dongalonga is offline  
post #126 of 154 Old 03-14-2014, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Yea, i think the YJ frowned a little when i climbed on top of her.
My buddy was like..wtf are you doing? WHY? WHY? How will this be cool?
mgclark6 is offline  
post #127 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 10:26 AM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,700
Quote:
Originally Posted by mgclark6 View Post
Yea, i think the YJ frowned a little when i climbed on top of her.
My buddy was like..wtf are you doing? WHY? WHY? How will this be cool?


Nice flex out of the OME stuff ...

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #128 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Beasley, if i do control arms next and on a budget. Which two should i replace first, or do all four front first or all four lowers first? Thinking about giving metal cloaks new arms a try. 1000.00 is a bit much but if i can break it down into 2-4 purchases i might be able to get started.
mgclark6 is offline  
post #129 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 12:30 PM
dongalonga
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lowell
Posts: 1,045
Rear uppers and front lowers first. Allows you to adjust pinion angle and caster. Personally, I would save up and do them all at once. This allows you to do the install in one shot as well as one alignment.
dongalonga is offline  
post #130 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
I might go ahead and get front lowers. The alignment shop i used has a 6 month garauntee, so as long as i get em all done before then it wont cost me any more for alignments. I know my loving wife wouldn't go for 1000.00 mod again.
mgclark6 is offline  
post #131 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 05:38 PM
dongalonga
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Lowell
Posts: 1,045
What she doesn't know won't hurt you...until she finds out
dongalonga is offline  
post #132 of 154 Old 03-16-2014, 07:48 PM
G Beasley
Registered User
2005 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Eden
Posts: 5,700
Keep an eye out for a good set of used arms , they come up now and then . And I would do the lowers first on the front and the uppers on the rear like DL suggested.

Free stickers and picture hosting at Jeep-Owner.com
G Beasley is offline  
post #133 of 154 Old 03-17-2014, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by dongalonga
What she doesn't know won't hurt you...until she finds out
Oh, but she will find out! And it WILL hurt! I gotta plan it slow. 250.00 at a time is better than 1000.00 all at once, LOL
mgclark6 is offline  
post #134 of 154 Old 03-17-2014, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
Quote:
Originally Posted by G Beasley
Keep an eye out for a good set of used arms , they come up now and then . And I would do the lowers first on the front and the uppers on the rear like DL suggested.
Cool, thats a starting point! I cant afford another big mod unless i buy her some useless bling.
mgclark6 is offline  
post #135 of 154 Old 03-18-2014, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
mgclark6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 313
My death wobble is gone....two days of driving on same roads that caused it. I replaced both front axle u joints and driver side front wheel bearing.

The slight "angry sparrow" noise i heard before is a bit louder now. A chirping noise between 5-15 mph. I know ive read about this noise before. Is it front driveshaft u joints? Or could i have pinched a needle bearing in the axle u joint? I heard it before replace ing them but it seems louder now.

At least the wobble is gone.

Always something to replace/fix/diagnose. Jeep Jam isn't until August, but dd til then.
mgclark6 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 On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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