Ok guys and gals bare with my while I attempt to put together my first post as a JK owner.
I recently bought an 08 JKU X. The jeep had over 100K but I got it for a steal and everything looked to be in great condition. Looked being the key word. Shortly after I got the jeep it started to have the dreaded "death wobble" and the dealership wouldn't do anything about it. Basically saying, well sorry for your bad luck, hope you don't die. Needless to say I wasn't very happy. Being that they weren't going to help me out and that my fiancÚ and 1 year old would be riding in the jeep, there was no way that I was going to put them in it in the condition it was in. So I just took the plunge and ordered everything I could think of to basically replace the whole front end.
here is a pic of the beast. (hoping it shows up)
Shout out to NorthRidge4x4 for helping me out with everything.
Below is a list of everything that I ordered:
Synergy HD ball joints
Synergy Drag Link and Flip Kit
Synergy HD Tie Rod & Ends
Synergy Wheel Spacers
Rock Krawler 3.5 Flex Suspension Kit
- w/ Bilstein 5100 shocks
- TeraFlex Bump Stops (front and rear)
- Teraflex Spring Retainers
- Synergy Coil Correction Wedges
I was surprised at how fast the boxes started to come in. right now I am still waiting on one more box but hopefully it will arrive soon. That didn't stop me from starting the build however.
Since I was terrible and didn't take pictures before I started to tear everything apart I will upload some of the progress so far. (pics to come)
First thing I started with was changing out the ball joints. At this point I have the knuckles off and will be pressing them out this evening (after I barrow a press from a buddy). The top ball joints weren't bad, the bottoms ones on the other hand are in horrible shape. I'm surprised the didn't just fall out once I pulled the knuckle.
So far everything has went smoothly. I will try to post pictures of my progress this evening for those that want to follow along.
In the mean time anyone have any questions, concerns, or lessons learned that I should know about or any tribal knowledge to pass along? I'm all ears and excited to get this thing up and running again.