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Unread 02-22-2011, 01:27 PM   #61
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The frame end of the track bar bushing

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Unread 02-22-2011, 02:31 PM   #62
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While you are diagnosing the issue I also recommend that all those experiencing this very dangerous issue report it here..

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/online.cfm
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Unread 02-22-2011, 03:06 PM   #63
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That does not look like a track bar bushing to me?
Edit - yup, missed that it is a TJ.
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Unread 02-22-2011, 03:26 PM   #64
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That does not look like a track bar bushing to me?
Look at his info. Its a TJ.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 05:02 PM   #65
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Parts

So... Is there any particular place that it would be best to buy parts from or any upgrades that might as well be done?
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Unread 02-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #66
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Look in the vendor display forum for allot of great companies.
Two in particular that stand out are "Don't Fear the Jeeper" for both stock and after-market parts, and "Northridge 4x4" for after-market parts and lift kits.
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Unread 02-24-2011, 05:24 PM   #67
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Is it best to just get replacement stock parts or are there better aftermarket parks that would be worth getting?
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Unread 02-24-2011, 08:31 PM   #68
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Is it best to just get replacement stock parts or are there better aftermarket parks that would be worth getting?
For a TJ on a 4" lift, I would upgrade to the Currie Steering:

http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...p?prod=CE-9701

And a JKS front trackbar:

http://www.northridge4x4.com/proddet...rod=JKS-OGS125
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Unread 02-24-2011, 09:21 PM   #69
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Hi planman -

Been meaning to tell you - fixed the death wobble. We were in Jacksonville and this came home with us:
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Unread 02-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #70
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Hi planman -

Been meaning to tell you - fixed the death wobble. We were in Jacksonville and this came home with us:
And what happens if this one get gets DW? Gunna trade in again?

Same vehicle = same chance of getting DW.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 10:33 AM   #71
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One big difference between the two - this one has no lift kit. Just don't jinx me.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 12:04 PM   #72
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Add retorquing the front trackbar bolts to your list of things to do at every oil change interval and you shouldn't see DW again.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 12:34 PM   #73
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This is very helpful. Just the other night I was driving on a crappy road in MA (like there are really any decent roads) and hit a pretty good size pothole and Jeep started shaking like I had a flat or something. Pulled over immediately and didnt see anything. Figuring this might be the issue?
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Unread 02-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #74
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thanks Planman! You have truly been more than helpful! I really appreciate the time and knowledge that you have shared with all of us!
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Unread 02-26-2011, 12:44 PM   #75
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MY new JK Has death wobble not disclosed by seller

I have checked some of the things in Planman's post. When it comes to "meaningful play" in the tie rod ends and drag link I have some play 1/16-1/8" of movement in all 4. Are they bad? As far as the track bar goes the bolts are extremely tight and there is no shiny metal or even scrapes in the paint on the brackets...should I still take the track bar off and inspect the holes? I bought the 2 Door JK yesterday and it happend at 70 mph on the way home. Guess the seller made their problem mine. I have to update my profile to the right jeep. Any help would be appreciated
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