Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mooresville, NC
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About a month ago I left out for a 200 mile trip for a week. No issues what’s so ever during the interstate speeds of 65-70 MPH. Finally got to the exit and back into 25-45 MPHs speeds and start to get a front end/steering wheel vibration from 15-45 MPH. If I slowed down or sped up it would clear out just fine. Pulled into a local tire shop to see if I had thrown a weight off or something else. They tell me the balancing is good and that it’s most likely my worn tires (Truthfully they were well worn and had slight cupping). So I go about the week and increase my tires air pressures since the cupping was on the edges. This seemed to make it happen a little less. Got home and ordered a new set of wheels and tires. To my surprise didn’t change the issue at all. I pulled out the front drive shaft and the CV joint has lost its boot and slung grease at the transfer case. Take it for a spin and the vibration is still there. I’m still on stock steering and its had several years on 35s and had some slop in it. So I replaced the drag link and tie rod and got the Jeep aligned. Seemed to improve the vibration a little bit but still there. Next I replaced the wheel bearings even though testing showed no signs of an issue. It improved the vibration even more but was still there. To me the issue seems to happen more once the Jeep has warmed up from driving a bit. I’ve already tested the ball joints and there’s no excessive movement which I replaced those 15,000 miles ago with the Teraflex ball joints. My next focus is the track bar which hasn’t shone signs of it being an issue but I’m not taking a chance and have already ordered a replacement. Only other things besides all that I would guess could be a control arm, pitman arm, bracket, or steering box issue.
Worn tires we 35x12.5-17 Nitto TGs with about 80k on them. New tires are same size and brand but RGs. My wheels went from a 17x8 to a 17x9.
I’ve already replaced the bolts with a bolt kit years ago and upgraded the steering stabilizer.
Starting to run out of ideas patience and money.
2010 JKU Sahara
Teraflex 2.5 Coil Lift w/ 9550 Shocks
Teraflex Quick Disconnects
Moto Metal 17" 950s
Nitto Trail Grapplers 35x12.5x17