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post #1 of 3 Old 01-01-2018, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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DW diagnosis help

The jeep is a 2012 JK Sport with automatic; 17/58 springs with 1.75 coil spacers, flat fenders, 36" Irok bias ply on Ultra 103 deadlocks. At 40-45mph if I hit a bump or just the road isn't right I go for an E-ticket ride.

Replaced the unit bearings, the left one had play from when I had to drive home with a busted u-joint/shaft eat. The ball joints are good. Went and checked the TB bolts with a 24" breaker bar. They were tight.

Currently I feel it and an uneasy due to busted front sway bar. My TF front torsion bar sway bar broke (they acknowledged they had a bad batch of torsion bars) and it took out the axle tab (haven't been able to get my buddy to reweld the tab yet). Plus my steering stabilizer took a couple hits off-road then the DW and its shot (leaked out all its oil).

What else can I check to correct this?

Would my next step be replace the stock TB bolts with 9/16th grade 8?

Should I get some balance beads for my tires? Interco has weight patches on the inside of the tires. And I had these tires one just how they are and didn't have an issue before.

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-01-2018, 03:53 PM
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How are you checking the ball joints ? There must be hundreds of threads and videos on this subject. Check again.

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Seems like you still have a few repairs to make. I'd get everything that's in disrepair put back as it should be, minus the steering stabilizer and go through https://www.jkowners.com/forum/write-...s-wobbles.html in order. Follow it step by step, replace and repair as needed, then replace your steering stabilizer. In my limited experience, anything but following the checklist step by step is, at best, a half measure.

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