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post #75001 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 03:46 PM
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Got the same old "54 mph wobble" going again. Can't find anything that's loose so the get an alignment I went. They never put it on the rack but said tge alignment is good. Claim the stabilizer is bad. I claim BS. Need to find a different front end shop.
Did you have the tires high speed balanced? That did it for me.


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post #75002 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 04:51 PM
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Took off the softop and put on a new Bestop safari, duster, windjammer combo. I'm not sure if it's up to the task of keeping out the rain and chill. We shall see...
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post #75003 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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Did you have the tires high speed balanced? That did it for me.
Been tgere, done that. As soon as the shop said it never went on the rack it's your SS I knew they haven't a clue. I know it's an alignment issue, tires are balanced and noting is loose. It's a well know fact that a proper 4x4 front end will have no wobbles without a stabilizer.

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post #75004 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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Fixed this


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post #75005 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 06:23 PM
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damn thats a lot of wobble....or was...
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post #75006 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 06:34 PM
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Anyone else having trouble with the iphone app not working?

OT: thought i was going to get to take the top off today, but as usual, the weather report was wrong. Gathered the info i need to do the Durango Steering gear switch...now i just have to find time to go to ATL to pick one up, and do the work, and got the call that my other disconnect hardware kit came in...still not sure why they only sent one lower mounting pin in the first place. It wasnt just missing, it was never intended to be packaged..confused
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post #75007 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 08:31 PM
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Took a 3 hour Amtrak ride, delayed 45 min, home to get my axle in time. Somebody fell off the train after one stop and EMS had to be called. But, $700 later, what a beauty she is!

Also finally got to see all my new purchases.

Got in the replacement tone ring from JB Conversions. Had a spot of rust on it but I'll let it slide. Way better than the last one. I was tickled when I saw that he paid my shipping by wrapping bills in the packaging.

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post #75008 of 111150 Old 10-03-2012, 09:07 PM
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Not today, but I was able to have Blaine install the hydro assist on my rig yesterday. Took a bit of fabrication to get the ram to fit on my Currie hi9, but Blaine figured it out pretty quick.




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Tried to get my windshield bolts out using a screw extractor. Screw extractor broke while it was inside of the bolt. Now I have a broken screw extractor inside of a seized bolt.

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post #75010 of 111150 Old 10-04-2012, 05:48 AM
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Played in the mud. Ordered a stinger.
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post #75012 of 111150 Old 10-04-2012, 06:34 AM
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Ground down a fin on my Solid diff cover to clear my track bar, no more knocks over speed bumps. Tied up some previous wiring work and adjusted my MC inner fenders in preparation for my anti rock install tonight (if it doesnt rain)
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post #75013 of 111150 Old 10-04-2012, 09:05 AM
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My death wobble experience last night:

I had let it get so bad that I couldn't drive over 40mph.

Dry steering test showed a little play in the TB bushing, so got one. Took off the TB and found that the joint was not in the best shape either, WHY WOULD IT BE , so got a new TB. Put that on.

A tip for you all, if you strap your axle to the frame so the bolt hole won't move, be sure to take the strap off before you test drive

No change.

Had a ZJ tierod to install next. Before disassembly, I checked the toe in...JF recommends 1/16 to 1/8" toe in. Mine was 3/4" toe in Took off the tierod...the joints were about the same as the TB. Noted the draglink joint was similar, but did not have new drag link. Put it back together.

200% improvement, but I still DW'd twice...once around 45 on surface road, then caught one doing about 60 on highway.

Picking up a new drag link at lunch. This should do it.

My stock CAs look to be pretty spongy, but not a lot of slop....yet....I am going to run them out and see if I can get the DW again, then replace.

Additional note: I kind of don't trust the dry steering test as much now...it will show bad bushings, but there was no noticeable play at the joints. My joints were not wallered and turned to dust inside, but were easy to move around and just a little notchy. It is my opinion that in order to find this out, the only way is to disassemble the steering.

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post #75014 of 111150 Old 10-04-2012, 09:19 AM
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Finished up the interior panels on my custom truck cab. I will install the lockable storage tonight. Then its time for some major body work.

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post #75015 of 111150 Old 10-04-2012, 09:57 AM
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very cool

A Kid can never have enough sets of wheels!!!
98 TJ, 82 El Camino tactical support vehicle, 2001 supercharged S 2000, 1979 MGB 350 ci/400hp small block Chevy, 1947 Studebaker pick up/future Rat Ride, 2001 Sebring Convertible, 28' Baja Offsore, 2 seados and a 17' fishing boat...
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