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Unread 01-09-2012, 03:25 PM   #16
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also if it happens again check all the bushings in the control arms. bigger beefier control arms will help. always make sure u drive with your front swaybar hooked up it will lead to it, and make it happen a lot worse if you leave the sawybar unhooked. a better stabilizer would make a difference although if everthing is tight that one should do. and i would just replace the tracbar with an adjustable aftermarket one. i really like rough country they make a good product and have the best customer service out there. they will repalce anything no questions asked

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Unread 01-23-2012, 03:37 PM   #17
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well back to death wobble. it didnt do it when i test drove it the night after i rotated tires, but then it ended up doing it again the next day. i would love to go ahead and buy a trac bar and control arms but im a senior in highschool and dont get tht many hours and i have insurance and gas to pay for so i am low on budget, and im trying to narrow down the small things that i can do before i spend a bunch of money on them and they dont help. i had my uncle look at it (hes pretty good with auto work). he noticed some slop on the thing comming from steering box, so he tightend bolt on top a little hoping it would work, but it didnt change, we then noticed that the shaft going into the steering box has about a quater inch of play, i am wondering if that is normal or this is could be causing it, cause a new steering box is pricey. thanks, Cole
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Unread 01-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #18
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I feel you on that one i am also a senior in hs and am only working part time but luckly have an awesome jon in the summers making about 600 dollars a week and helps the jeep keep rolling everday lol. My jeep just started to go back into death wobble mode about 2 weeks ago and has me stumped
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Unread 01-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #19
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My summer I make like 400 a week. I do what I can to it when I have money. I'm really just trying to figure this problem out asap. What all have you tried?
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Unread 01-23-2012, 08:22 PM   #20
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I have put lower control arms new hub drop pitman arm steering stablizer tracbar. I think i need a new ujoint and thats my current problem. Do you know how far u live from lafayette i just seen u r from indiana
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Unread 01-23-2012, 09:48 PM   #21
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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
Do you understand what Death Wobble is... or is this a balance issue?Please elaborate on the feeling you are getting while driving?
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Unread 01-23-2012, 10:08 PM   #22
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I'm not sre how far bu I'm in Newburgh. Right by evansville. The thing I'm experiencing is my wheels start to woblle at bout 55 and if I don't let off he gas it will start to shake very violently
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:18 PM   #23
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Thats about 3 hrs thought maybe i could be some help. Are there any jeep or 4x4 shops down there where u could take it and habe them check it out
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Unread 01-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #24
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That'd be great. I have another forum about this. I posted it in technical tj forums. I have yet to find one
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Unread 01-29-2012, 11:18 PM   #25
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Drivelines Plus on Morgan Ave may be able to help you, if not they would be able to tell you who can. They deal with lifted vehicles on a daily basis. I work at Hamlin rental which is just off of morgan. I could prolly take a look at it one afternoon if you would want me too. I am not making any promises, but I have worked on several lifted trucks and my own jeep. Not to mention I turn wrenches for a living. If you are interested just shoot me a pm. I will try to check on here tomorrow during the day sometime.
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Unread 01-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #26
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Ok. Well when I get home I will send you the link to other forum I have going. It has updated problems, and things I've tried. Thanks
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Unread 03-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #27
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i had a busted belt in a tire something to check
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