Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Miramar Beach, FL
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2012 JKU 3.5" Rock Krawler mid arm pro lift. Dont recall what model, but a good Fox steering stabilizer. 37X13.50R18 Mickey ATZ's (originals)
This was installed with about 500 miles on the odometer back in late 2011. Drove perfect. About a year ago I started to get a little wobble, nothing too crazy, and I could easily drive through as speed increased. However I finally took it to 4 Wheel Parts in Texas, and asked them to go through everything make sure it was all tight etc. They said no issues, but the tires were warped. I figured that might be the catalyst, and figured I would replace them at some point, problem solved. Over the last year it comes and goes, no rhyme or reason as to why.
30K miles now, and the tires were getting noisy so I replaced them this week. I found the exact same tires. These are original ATZ's that are now discontinued for whatever that might be worth.
The wobble is now pretty bad, and even continues minimally at 70MPH.
I read some threads, and watched some video's. The track bar is still torqued to at least 125lbs, and I don't see any movement where it attaches when the wheel is turned back and forth. I do believe they are the factory bolts though as they have a paint mark, and a part number on the head. The bushings that I read about do not have any "visible" wear.
I am getting ready to relocate and have to drive this Jeep about 1500 miles. I wish I had done this a month ago as now I am under the gun so to speak. I am in a small FL town with limited places to have this fixed professionally.
Can anyone throw a few experienced thoughts on this? I was thinking about getting the Rugged Ridge Bolt Kit ordered today as its cheap and thought worth a try. Thank you