Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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Thanks guys. Just been busy as hell at work. The shop hasn't given me a problem at all about taking it back to fix problems, it's been back once and they were very willing. No complaints there at all. Also spoke with the lift maker and they've been nothing but helpful as well. I just can't keep leaving it for days since it's my only transportation besides the motorcycle, and that just doesn't cut it in this South Florida summer weather. Besides, I don't want to be the guy that shows up because a bolt is loose.
The Jeep: 2010 2dr Auto Rubicon
The Lift : RK 3.5" X Factor LA w/ Blistien 5100s
The Tires: KM2 37s (balanced) @ 30psi on stock rubi wheels w/ spidertrax spacers
Everything else is stock except bumpers.
My only experience has been onroad so far. I haven't been comfortable enough with it to go offroad. The lift has been on for about 750 miles and about 250 since I had it back for some adjustments.
I'd also like to mention, that this is my first lifted vehicle, and there's a possibility, I guess, that it's just the way things are. I'm no expert by any means. I didn't really know the difference between a drag link and a tie rod before I picked up my Jeep after the install. I know, should have learned more about my JK before I decided to mod it, but it was hard to resist. Lesson learned.
The issues (remember, all on road issues):
1. Wobbly. It just feels like I have to keep steering it to go straight. Not so bad when going slow, but it's really noticeable when I'm on the highway. At 65 or 70 it's not hard to stay in the lane, but it wouldn't be hard to cross the lines if I'm not really paying attention. I constantly have to make little corrections just to go straight in the lane.
2. Clank and rattle. Just in the past few days there's a prominent clanking sound when going over bumps. Also rattles a bit when doing the same. It's in the front end, but it's hard to tell which side.
3. Bouncing. Heading over any bump in the road, the JK continues to bounce for a short period of time. Feels like I'm riding on springs. Guess I am. This is one of those issues I'm wondering if it isn't an issue at all. With other vehicles I've been use to the firm ride with no after bounce. When I'd push down on the front corners of previous vehicles, the vehicle would rise back to ride height and stop. Not bounce. The JK bounces.
Just before I came in, I found a loose nut on the drivers side of the tie rod. Tightening that up will be my first move. I've already found a loose jam nut on my drivers side LCA and tightened that up and hit it with some locktite.
I could take it back down with no problem I'm sure, but I'd appreciate any advice that might save me the trip. If there's anymore info I should post, let me know.
Oh, I certainly don't want it back stock. That was a frustrated rant. Just want to fix the problem.
Last edited by jdale75; 07-23-2010 at 03:38 PM.
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