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post #1 of 5 Old 09-03-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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How much should the bushing in the stock track bar compress while turning 10-2 or lock to lock?

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Helping my neighbor with a DW issue in a 2006 with 45k on the clock, 3" lift (+BL with allot of trimming) on 35s".
The wobble happens at ~40-45 mph and drops off at 50. At any speed 30-60 if you hit a hard hole or drop a tire off on the shoulder it comes back for several seconds.

All the TREs and ball joints have no play and has a new steering stabilizer (Rancho). The tires are balanced and don't shake when put on a different jeep in the same position. I can't wiggle the unit bearings and they are not noisy on the road. The toe is 1/8".

However I can get the bushing in the track bar to compress a little so I am thinking that may be my issue.

At full lock its maybe 1/4-3/8"
Going back and forth 10-2 I can it compress maybe 1/16"-1/8"

Not sure what it normal with 35s. I pulled it and the bushing "looks ok" in terms of it not being overly cracked or dry-rotted and the TRE is fine.


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-04-2012, 06:45 AM
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If its moving at all its not good for DW. I just verified my new TB had zero movement where the old one moved over 1/8 inch.
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You want zero movement. If you have any movement, you don't have a solid connection and therefore, may have found a culprit to your wobbles.


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Thanks guys. So if you have someone go lock to lock while you look at the bushing, it shouldnt compress at all, even when held At full lock?

I just want to make sure before I throw parts at it. On my own jeep, which has no dw, I can get the bushing to compress a little at full lock.
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I wondered the same thing as well. It seems to me unless it is a heim joint, it will always compress a little. Right?
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