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post #1 of 6 Old 07-19-2005, 08:40 AM Thread Starter
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Solution to steering wobble and death wobble...need help

SO.......here's an update.

2" of coil lift
1" MML
1" BL

Added a winch (~100 lbs with plate) and started to get a little wobble when front tires hit a bump in the road.

Took it to the dealer (with a good rep) and they said I need to do the following:

*Relocate the drag link.

Does anyone know anything about this? Where the hell do I relocate it? And how easy/difficult is it to do this?



*Upgrade steering stablizer to compensate the weight of the winch


Anyone know of a good one to upgrade to for the setup I have?
TIA!


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-19-2005, 09:09 AM
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Has it been aligned since the lift? If not, you need to get that done. Chances are that's what's causing the wobble. IMO, with 2" of lift you shouldn't need to touch the drag link.

You can get an adjustable track bar, but with 2" of lift I doubt you need it. Get it aligned and see what that does for you.

I had the same problem after I put on my lift. It was a combination of bad alignment and track bar bolts that were not tight enough.

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Has it been aligned since the lift? If not, you need to get that done. Chances are that's what's causing the wobble. IMO, with 2" of lift you shouldn't need to touch the drag link.

You can get an adjustable track bar, but with 2" of lift I doubt you need it. Get it aligned and see what that does for you.

I had the same problem after I put on my lift. It was a combination of bad alignment and track bar bolts that were not tight enough.
Ditto all the above, especially on the trackbar mounting bolts. But also make sure you get the tires rotated and balanced PERFECTLY. Once a Jeep is lifted, it becomes far less tolerant of an out of balance tire which can trigger DW.

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The additional weight can make the jeep more sensitive to a slight out of balance on the front wheels.

A steering stablizer doesn't cure problems, but sometimes do a good job of masking problems. Get the problem fixed.
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thanks boys....appreciate it.

I'll get on that ASAP, and report back!
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what they said. plus it doesn't hurt to replace the stock bushings (on everything possible) if you can. the stock rubber bushings, maybe not so much on an 04, begin to go bad and allow a lot of play.
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