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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Tj Death Wobble please help

im from Newburgh, IN. 1997 Wrangler TJ and i put a 2.5in Rough Country coil spring lift with Rought Counrty 2.2 shocks on, and i also got a replacement stablilizer. at first it did do anything different, but now at random times when im going around 55 i get death wobble. it did not have death wobble before i installed the lift. i took it to Car X in evnasville to get alignment. i was wondering if that was a good place to go, and if not then what is a good place to go to find out what my problem is?
thanks Cole

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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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rotate ur tires
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Unread 01-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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I will try this tomoro!, but do you think it will do much considering it did not do this before i lifted it, and all tires went back in same spots, thank you for your help? dont really know too too much bout vehicles but im trying to learn it all so i appreciate any help
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Unread 01-05-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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Well u said it was fine after the lift correct? They could be off bal. give it a shot if. It's a free... Also check all the bolts in the front end see if anything is loose.. 1 last thing when u have the car in the air grab the front tire one hand up top one on the bottom and push n pull see if there is any movement. How many miles on the jeep too
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Unread 01-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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Ok I'm going to when I get out of school. I dont see anything that's noticably loose, but the bolt on the left side of the track bar does move a little but not much at all, I will put a video and let you see if you notice anything loose and see if track bar is too loose. My jeep has 130 000 miles
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Unread 01-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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And yes the death wobble did not start unil after I installed the lift
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Unread 01-05-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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Ok that works the vid will help it could be hubs or ball joints u know when those where replaced last if ever?
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Unread 01-05-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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i second rotating your tires. when I got my death wobble it came after I lifted. My tires were out of round.. rotating them helped a bit.. replacing the tires fixed it completely.
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Unread 01-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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Here is a link to a video of underneath my jeep, and ball joints were replaced about 4000 miles ago at max

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Unread 01-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #10
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If u can get a better vid with turning lock to lock like all the way to one side the. The other more of the tracbar at the axle and frame that's the culprit norm.. Did the rotation help?? Also are the hubs newer??
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:04 PM   #11
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ok, its dark now, so i will do it tomorrow, and im bout to do the rotation now and take it for a drive. not sure what you meant by the second part. "The other more of the tracbar at the axle and frame that's the culprit norm.."
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Unread 01-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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u know what ur trac bar is correct?? when u get the vid pay attention to where it connects to the axle abd the frame.
thats a vid of it on the frame side
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Unread 01-05-2012, 06:27 PM   #13
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ok well i just get finished rotating the tires and took it on a test drive, and it did great!, usualy no matter what i feel the death wobble a little bit, but this time i didnt, it doesnt always do it tho so hopefully it doesnt do it again tomoro. i will let you guys know, thank you very much for all of the help!!
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #14
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Unread 01-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #15
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ok well i just get finished rotating the tires and took it on a test drive, and it did great!, usualy no matter what i feel the death wobble a little bit, but this time i didnt, it doesnt always do it tho so hopefully it doesnt do it again tomoro. i will let you guys know, thank you very much for all of the help!!
another side note.. if you feel like it.. take your wheels off and roll them.. you will more than likely find which tire is way out of round or way out of balance. more than one may be pretty bad.
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