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View Poll Results: When you experienced DW, what kind of front CA bushings were you running?
Stock OE Clevite (rubber) 118 72.84%
Poly 9 5.56%
Mix of Rubber and Poly 7 4.32%
Johnny Joints 8 4.94%
Mix of Johnny Joints and Rubber 10 6.17%
Heim Joints or other-brand articulating joint (RC, RE, etc.) 3 1.85%
Mix of Heim/other joints and Rubber 7 4.32%
Voters: 162. You may not vote on this poll

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Unread 08-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #1
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Death Wobble Poll: CA Bushings

Control arm bushings have been debated to be a factor in death wobble. If you care to, please answer the poll based on your DW situation.

This is a fact-finding effort only. I do not intend to rehash the merits of any of the bushings listed.

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Unread 08-06-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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My DW was 90% solved once I replaced a bad passenger side, upper CA bushing.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 03:44 PM   #3
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Yea, Honestly I think it isn't so much cost as it is availability.
For me, if the local shops had the kits in stock then I would do poly bushings. However, there is a huge difference in prices.
Example, Here is the kit for one ARM it's $60.00 plus shipping, an entire kit is $300
Control Arm Bushings by Prothane and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware-RH2


However factory Clevite bushings part number and prices at pepboys is as follows
FB728 Rear/Front Uppers $5.99 EA qty required 8 for entire jeep
FB543 Rear/Front Lowers $8.99 EA qty required 8 for entire jeep
Now here is the strange thing When I pulled my bushing from the arms I looked right at the Factory part numbers and they matched the pepboys part as marked by Clevite.
However Pepboys has
FB854 as Front Upper Bushing Kit for 25.99. I'm not sure why this is, it look identical to the FB728??
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Unread 08-06-2010, 04:03 PM   #4
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Well I've gotten DW with the stock arms, and aftermarket. The BUSHINGS were not the problem though...
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Unread 08-06-2010, 04:05 PM   #5
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We're aren't worried about the arms, but the bushings on the ends of the arms!
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Unread 08-06-2010, 05:28 PM   #6
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Poll results are interesting so far. All who voted had OE or some combination which includes OE bushings. Me included.

I have stock now, but am saving for curries...I've shaken the snot out of my OE bushings enough to really doubt their integrity.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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well as long as no one picks poly, seems like a lot of people on here hate those
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Unread 08-06-2010, 06:07 PM   #8
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i think dw comes from many things combined at times,but i can tell you that i didnt have any dw and i just built and installed la up front today,and the stock 180,000 mile clevite bushings are shot,but they didnt make noise or change the way it drove imho,ive been twisting them and abusing them for a while and never had a dw unless mud was caked in my wheels on this tj..
when ive had dw before it was always a tie rod,ball joint,steering box related issue..
this is just my experiance..the new radius arms ride like a dream compared to stock..glad i made the change.
no wobble on these worn out arms w/bushings falling out too..
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Unread 08-06-2010, 06:57 PM   #9
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what the **** are "hemi" joints?
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Unread 08-06-2010, 07:08 PM   #10
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what the **** are "hemi" joints?
something that holds the muffler on a dodge ram
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My trackbar bushing was the source of my DW.
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My trackbar bushing was the source of my DW.
Ok! But would you still mind contributing to the poll with the information regarding your CA bushings?
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Ok! But would you still mind contributing to the poll with the information regarding your CA bushings?
I did!


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I had DW due to wallowed out track bar hole on axle and poorly balanced swampers.
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