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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #31
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buy spring retainers if you're worried about that...and limit straps lol

I'm guessing there was no real "DW" to begin with, just a terrible shake. there's a huge diff

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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #32
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Unread 12-05-2013, 01:53 PM   #33
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the currie trackbar has more flex than your draglink end at the pitman arm does. Dont be fooled by the "more flex is best " on a tj either. It's only as good as long as your springs are seated. Once your springs unseat flex is worthless.
Why was MIT even suggesting that you needed this stuff anyways? I thought your DW was in your tire balance?
Good point with the draglink-pitman arm joint. Its not easy to spot because of the rubber cover.

MIT provided a quote for installation of 1) RE track bar and 2) New Monroe steering stabilizer (he knows the damping is heavy on those units)

They recommended I have my tires 'Trued' and rebalanced by another local shop.

MIT was saying that the single shear bolt has flex in it that will allow the front end to have DW. The RE track bar is in double shear and has a stiffer frame side bracket.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #34
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buy spring retainers if you're worried about that...and limit straps lol

I'm guessing there was no real "DW" to begin with, just a terrible shake. there's a huge diff
It was for sure DW. No doubt. The shake is so violent that the front end would not be attached to the rest of the jeep if allowed to continue more than 10 seconds. So violent that it would have guaranteed worn ball joints, rod ends and bearings after 6 seconds. I've never stood on a vehicles brakes, as hard as I have, trying to get myself out of DW. Never.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:02 PM   #35
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DUDE! whatever you decide to do drive over to La Mesa (my house) and we will put it together for free. I think the #1 thing you need to do is stop going to shops. As for a steering stabilizers they are only band aides. A properly set up front end, you won't even need one. If you wanna spend 50+ bucks on a steering stabalizer get a Rancho 5000. If your shock is stock then yeah I say get one, if it's not and its an aftermarket, take it off, collapse and extend it to make sure it's good. If it is, throw it on and forget about it. Worry about the other stuff.
The crappier it drives on the road the better it performs off road!

Get your jeep over here some time for about a 1/2 day and we'll go through it . Im off the 8 and Spring St
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