Vibration after Lift Kit Installed
First of all...awesome site. I've read quite a few of the threads and have gained some good knowledge. Up to now, my 2000 TJ has been used mostly on the road, but now that I'm in the west, I'm looking to take it off.
I have a 2000 TJ, manual trans, 4.0L
I just had a RE 3.5" installed. Immediately after the installation and before I could get it aligned, I experienced the Death Wobble when I hit a bump at 55 mph. After stopping I noticed the bolt that goes through the bracket on the lower left connection of the track bar was very loose (in fact, the guy who installed it simply drilled a new hole in the bracket to compensate for the new angle of the track bar...is this normal or should the guy have installed a drop pitman arm and used the same hole that was there for the stock setup?). After getting that torqued down and adding Locktite I haven not encountered the DW again. I also had a pretty bad vibration, noticeable during acceleration. I had an alignment done and installed MT 33X12.5's. Although the vibration is not as bad as it originally was, there is still a definite vibration that occurs during acceleration. I'm guessing it does not have to do with the tires or steering since the only time it vibrates is during acceleration. The vibe is similar to the feeling you get when you lag a standard transmission vehicle. I'm guessing it has to do with the driveshaft angles. I had the installer take a look at my angles, but he said they are 8 and 10 degrees -- a difference that is minor and shouldn't cause a problem.
I'm looking for any help anyone can give. Thanks much!