Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Lake whitney, Texas
Feedback: 1 reviews
I bought my JK new back in '07 it's an unlimited X. She now has 115,000 miles, with lots and lots of wheeling under her belt. It's a pretty run of the mill jeep w/ lift, 35's, winch bumper, winch, sliders.... I stopped wheeling this jeep May of '09 (thats when I finished my TJ crawler). Well, all the wheeling has taken a toll on the old gal and about a year ago I retired her from my d/d and started just using her as a weekender. The problems this jeep has now is enough to make me feel unsafe driving it at highway speeds and far distances. My goals now are to make the jeep road worthy again, and make it fun and safe to take on a road trip that is coming up in August (2400 miles round trip).
serious front axle issues; ball joints, possible bent housing, and wallered out trackbar bracket(this is a re-inforced one that I welded on).
rear axle floats from side to side while going down the road.
constant death wobble (probably has to do with the front axle).
lots of creaks and clatters going down the road.
bushings out on the entire suspension.
pass side axle shaft has egged yoke on the outer.
top is ruined.
drivers seat has a bad tear.
is a gutless turd that gets bad mpg.
rear shocks are blown out.
front drive shaft is destroyed(this is the second oem).
sway bar discos are pretty f-d up
My hopes as a newb to this site is to get tips and advice on repairs required to fix the problems above(i figured this site probably has some guys that have broken a JK before since this site is tied to pirate). I'm doing 95% of the work myself, which is part of owning a jeep (I built my crawler with a couple friends in my shop). I am just hoping that maybe some of you experienced the same issues as I did. I was a member on JK-Forum since the beginning, but haven't posted on there in a long time, cuz it kinda turned into a whos jeep has the most useless junk contest over there......
Parts on order:
Bestop Treck top NX,
Bilstein 5100 shocks for rear,
Last edited by DFW Rusty; 06-20-2011 at 07:25 AM.