The new Synergy tie rod was just road tested to see if the DW/ harmonic shaking is still there. It looks like it is just masking something else. It looks like that repair just pushed something to the point where the DW could potentially still be there, but is now held in check for the most part by the new tie rod. I had DW about 4 times and pulled right over to minimize any further stressing.
The DW is gone but the steering wheel still shakes, now only a nominal amount, and stops before continued resonation would catch/flow thru to the whole entire front end. The front end seems firmed up, but now its just the little vibrations flowing thru to the steering wheel itself, over bumps, then fortunately stopping.
I am replacing the ball joints this week. I am researching what bad/defective ball joints would feel like or cause to happen to the vehicle. I do not have the mechanical expertise myself to locate the ball joints, lift and test for play or wear as per Planman's (part 2) instructions. I am just assuming they are bad at 29k, 3k post build from stock.
Its like its still there, but the new tire rod, balancing and rotation is masking it and reducing it, but not necessarily resolving it. That is what I continue to analyze: if that is the case.
Still testing over bumps at 40mph or lower. No highways yet. It shouldn't be a stock front trackbar hardware issue. I will post pics of that connection this weekend, with the JKS front trackbar support kit in there. Thank you.
I am doing the Synergy flip drag link but need to make sure it is compatible with my JKS front trackbar and sector shaft kit. JKS said you need to make sure that the trackbar does not hit the pillow block on full stuff. They said its a function of the lift, bumpstops and angle of steering. 222Doc said use 3 inch bumpstops. The trackbar may have been raised 3 inches with the JKS kit but I dont know if that can be raised wit the kit. Any posters who replied "ball joints" here is probably going to be the winner.