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Unread 03-12-2014, 03:26 PM   #121
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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.

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Unread 03-12-2014, 04:56 PM   #122
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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
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Unread 03-12-2014, 04:58 PM   #123
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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.
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Unread 03-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #124
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Finally had my first chance to flex out on my buddies Jeep!
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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #125
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The poor YJ wants to flex like that
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Unread 03-14-2014, 09:20 PM   #126
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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?
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Unread 03-16-2014, 10:26 AM   #127
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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 ...
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Unread 03-16-2014, 10:42 AM   #128
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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.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 12:30 PM   #129
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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.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 05:13 PM   #130
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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.
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Unread 03-16-2014, 05:38 PM   #131
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What she doesn't know won't hurt you...until she finds out
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Unread 03-16-2014, 07:48 PM   #132
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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.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #133
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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
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Unread 03-17-2014, 12:17 AM   #134
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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.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:13 PM   #135
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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.
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