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post #1 of 11 Old 04-27-2015, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Death Wabble about to be death of me!!

Installed new ball joints,drag link,track bar bolts,2 steering stabilizer shocks! Any suggestions greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-27-2015, 04:41 PM
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What lift to you have? Do you run stock control arms? do you have a good balance/air pressure on the tires with a tight alignment?

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Full-blown death wobble, where you have to come to a complete stop?
Did you follow plan man's write up on diagnosing death wobble?

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3 1/2 rough country lift,35" tires, stock control arms and yes I've tried to follow what plain mans suggested. Put about 10,000 miles on it after I lifted it before any of this started. I haven't done an alignment, not much faith in that fixing the issue.
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And yes, full blown death Wabble!
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No caster correction?

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have a friend or whoever go in your jeep and slowly cycle the steering back and forth while you're looking at the front end. obviously take the necessary precautions before doing so. look at every bolt and joint for movement.

hell, if it helps, post a nice clear picture of your front end up.

and just a side note, you do not need 2 steering stabilizers...hell, some people claim you dont need one at all. but dual stabilizers are a gimmick

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I know you said you replaced the track bar bolts, how is the stock hole on frame and axle side ? how is the bushing or joint on the trackbar ?

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So no alignment after the lift install? or no alignment since the lift? I would really recommend some caster correction. either drop brackets or adj. control arms. dual dampeners are just that, they help hide the issues at hand....

If it were me i would check the balance and get a alignment check from a GOOD JK shop, when i say JK shop i mean a shop that only works on JK and TJs most of these shops will set you in the right direction,

I realize you might not like someone else working on your JK, but its better then throwing money at it, (No offence) but they can give some advice that might point you in the right direction so you can do the work yourself.
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I used planman's write up. I ended up changing: steering box, drag link and tie rod ends, balljoints, balanced tires, alignment, stabilizer. Try to knock it out quickly and avoid instances. Full blown DW can help wear more parts, quickly. Oh, and never speak it by name once cured.


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post #11 of 11 Old 04-29-2015, 10:15 PM
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Rough Country's 3.5" lift is a horrible design.

Instead of a front adjustable trackbar, it comes with a drop pitman arm and front trackbar relocation bracket. The drop pitman arm over leverages the steering box sector shaft. The front trackbar relocation bracket isn't the beefiest either.

Then, it includes front lower control arms that are not adjustable.

I'd look really closely at whether the front trackbar bracket has loosened up. I'd also look really closely as to whether the sector shaft splines are twisted or of the box is damaged.


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