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Still bad shimmy but not deathwobble

Ok so after installing a lift I had death wobble went to a shop an had new steering stabilizer done new castor bolts and 2 alignments I just installed new teraflex monster track bar and now it is just a shimmy when I go off of a drop in the road what could it be? I have small clunk in drag link when I have someone turn the wheel in park but it doesn't seem real loose! Anyone have any suggestions
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My drag link at the knuckle side has very small play in the ball joint, and I can feel if I hold it while someone moves the steering wheel. This causes mild death wobble when I hit a pothole or bump in the road that goes away in a couple of seconds. I have a replacement draglink on the way. Even a small amount of play can be amplified in the steering...
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My drag link at the knuckle side has very small play in the ball joint, and I can feel if I hold it while someone moves the steering wheel. This causes mild death wobble when I hit a pothole or bump in the road that goes away in a couple of seconds. I have a replacement draglink on the way. Even a small amount of play can be amplified in the steering...
Ok thanks I guess I'll be ordering the synergy draglink
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Ok so after installing a lift I had death wobble went to a shop an had new steering stabilizer done new castor bolts and 2 alignments I just installed new teraflex monster track bar and now it is just a shimmy when I go off of a drop in the road what could it be? I have small clunk in drag link when I have someone turn the wheel in park but it doesn't seem real loose! Anyone have any suggestions

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Mine was related to balljoints , Don't replace yours with factory crap-o , find something better. Watch the vids. that USMC suggests they are really must see. You will probably never have to ask about death wobble again......regards k.
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Mine was related to balljoints , Don't replace yours with factory crap-o , find something better. Watch the vids. that USMC suggests they are really must see. You will probably never have to ask about death wobble again......regards k.
Well the bushing on my balljoint I am able to rotate with my fingers is that normal or no?
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...make them read the thread and watch the videos that answer all their questions...


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...make them read the thread and watch the videos that answer all their questions...
I have watched both of your videos Planman and I've done the inspections the only thing I have a clunk in is my draglink but it doesn't seem loose on either end maybe that's my problem I don't know
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I have watched both of your videos Planman and I've done the inspections the only thing I have a clunk in is my draglink but it doesn't seem loose on either end maybe that's my problem I don't know
Replace the drag link.
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I have watched both of your videos Planman and I've done the inspections the only thing I have a clunk in is my draglink but it doesn't seem loose on either end maybe that's my problem I don't know

A clunk means that the ball of the end is loose in the cradle. This isn't a drawing specifically of a JK end, but the design is similar. As you look at it, picture in your mind what would need to be loose or worn for the ball of the end to clunk inside the end.




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Could a bad draglink be causing bad shimmies or death wobble? I think I may go with the synergy draglink any takes on it?
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Same ... A friend was experiencing shimmy. Determined to be a bad TRE at the pitman arm. We are replacing the drag link with a Synergy one.



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2007 JKR | PSC Big bore box | Rock Krawler 3.5" x-factor arms l SteerSmarts YETI track bar, tie rod, no drill flipped drag link, Griffin | Synergy frame brace | 37x12.5x17 Nitto RG's | Dana front DS | Fox IFP shocks | Artec front armor kit/Currie JJ's | Teraflex rear axle bracket | EVO Rockstars | Ridged D's, A pillar mounts | VKS sliders l Trek Armor seat covers | Superchips/Sprint booster | Savvy half doors w/ Bestop uppers
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Could a bad draglink be causing bad shimmies or death wobble? I think I may go with the synergy draglink any takes on it?
Yes and yes.
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post #14 of 16 Old 03-23-2014, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok awesome thanks guys the synergy will fit my jeep with only 2.5 lift right?
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Yes, can be run stock or flipped.


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