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post #31 of 35 Old 09-05-2012, 06:31 AM
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I wager yes. My '06 Rubicon only has 25k miles on it and mine are shot. But I do a lot of off road on this rig.
on saturday i'm going to do all 4 arms, all 4 balljoints, and the sway bar links (they're looking a bit rough) and see how it is.

i guess they didn't replace the balljoints afterall. they thought they did. (it's my aunt's rig)


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post #32 of 35 Old 07-15-2014, 07:52 AM
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In my opinion it -can- happen on stock rigs. It's happened on our 1995 ZJ often. Currently we aren't experiencing it, but I do think the largest contributor to the fix was replacing all the control arm bushings and the track bar.

Do I think this is a Jeep problem? Yes. Or perhaps more specifically a Chrysler problem as it also occurred on my Dad's 1993 Dodge Pickup and was diagnosed as bad control arm bushings.

However, in contrast, it -never- happened on our 1974 Jeep J20 pickup or our 1982 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Therefore in my opinion, something in the design has changed over the years and the incidence of this phenomenon has increased.

It seems to me it's more associated with newer Jeeps than older, so what changed?

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In my opinion it -can- happen on stock rigs. It's happened on our 1995 ZJ often. Currently we aren't experiencing it, but I do think the largest contributor to the fix was replacing all the control arm bushings and the track bar.

Do I think this is a Jeep problem? Yes. Or perhaps more specifically a Chrysler problem as it also occurred on my Dad's 1993 Dodge Pickup and was diagnosed as bad control arm bushings.

However, in contrast, it -never- happened on our 1974 Jeep J20 pickup or our 1982 Jeep Grand Wagoneer. Therefore in my opinion, something in the design has changed over the years and the incidence of this phenomenon has increased.

It seems to me it's more associated with newer Jeeps than older, so what changed?
Coil and link suspension vs. leaf springs.
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post #34 of 35 Old 07-15-2014, 08:28 AM
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Coil and link suspension vs. leaf springs.
Exactly.

Just to contribute This problem isn't just present in jeeps. It can happen in any vehicle with a solid front axle. You here about it in jeeps the most because many manufacturers have not put solid axles in the front for a number of years.

Some say a comet will fall from the sky.
Followed by meteor showers and tidal waves.
Followed by faultlines that cannot sit still.
Followed by millions of dumbfounded dip****s.
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post #35 of 35 Old 07-15-2014, 06:52 PM
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Coil and link suspension vs. leaf springs.
Aha! Very good, something I had not considered to observe but you are most certainly correct. That would explain it. Thank you.

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