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post #1 of 10 Old 11-21-2013, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Morning all,Just mounted up new beadlocks,Took to Schwabby and had them balance them.Put them on the jeep and Bam!!Death wobble,never had it before now,What gives??? I did order the beadlocks with 4.5" backspacing to eliminate rubbing on lower control arms,and it gave it a wider stance. Would this effect my steering geometry? Should I have it aligned?
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Try switching the tires around and see if it goes away.

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Are you sure it's a violent shake and not just the tires are imbalanced?

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Not a lot to go on in your post. You need to watch the videos and run through Planman's checklist here: https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30723

Get someone to help and you should be able to track it down.

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Goodysgotacuda,Definately DW, My old TJ had it too. Besides Les Schwab balanced them,I'll try rotating.See if this fixes it.
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What tires are they? What size tire? How old are the tires? I see tires cause the issue more tgan you think.

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35" x 12.50 Coopers, less than 5000 miles on them. This wasn't an issue,until after I mounted them on the beadlocks.I marked all the tires prior to mounting them.
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What kind of beadlocks? Maybe the one of the tires isn't centered on the rim?

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I would rotate them front to back and drive it again. If it goes away its a tire. If not check out the front end. Or take it back to les schwab and have them check it out.

Also beadlocks are heavier than the standard wheel. They might be amplifying a prob that was already there and with more offset on the wheels it will also put a different load on the front end.

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Thanks Planman for the write up,replaced tierod ends,trackbar bushings,and draglink at the pitman arm. Took jeep in and had an alignment,all is well. Thanks for all the input!!
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