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post #1 of 3 Old 10-23-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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new parts, new wobble

03 wrangler, 4 inch lift, 33's

So I just upgraded my stock draglink/trackbar to a beefier one and swapped out my stock track bar to a JKS adjustable track bar. Was not having issues really with the stock ones, just a bit of loose steering so figured I'd upgrade some parts with a bonus I got. Plus I have a 4 inch lift so the parts were starting to get extra wear on them. Anyway, after the install I eyeballed the toe in and took it to get an alignment shop to get it dialed in. Took it out for a drive and the steering still feels loose and has play in the steering wheel still. When I was going about 55 I hit a decent bump in the road and got some major death wobble that wouldn't stop until I slowed down to 5-10 mph. Drove around some more to try to replicate it but could not. Went home and double checked everything was tight and it was. Decided to drive it to work tonight and didn't have any problems until I was almost to work and hit another rough part of road going about 45 and got the wobble again that wouldn't stop until I came to almost a comple stop. Any ideas what could be causing this? Or why my steering is still loose after these upgrades? parts were torqued to spec and greased before driving.

I'm suspecting the trackbar, but I don't know if that is how it's supposed to be or not. The chassis side I can move with my hand on the spherical urathane bushing. I can't move where it's actually bolted but I can move the whole trackbar easily because of that ball joint. Is that right? I have a video but don't know how to post it.

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post #2 of 3 Old 10-30-2019, 04:27 PM
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If your trackbar is loose on either end, that is most likely your cause for wobble. I replaced the bar (could rattle it by hand on old one) and both steering stabilizers and have not had wobble since. Here is a great article about wobble from

I broke it, therefore I will fix it!
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post #3 of 3 Old 10-30-2019, 04:57 PM
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Duplicate thread.

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