Ok, I'm slowly getting all the bugs worked out from my install and DW episodes (which has been resolved) and am now left with only one thing to fix.
Every time I hit a pothole or a rough spot with the front driver side tire, I get a pretty solid thunk from the driver's side. This does not happen if I hit a pothole with the passenger side tires. I can feel the thunk on the floor board but nothing through the steering wheel. The smaller the bigger bump, the less the thunk, but still there. It is almost like the spring is catching up to the mounts that is creating the thunk - but that doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
I've spent more time than I care to admit in trying to track this down.
Here is my setup:
- 2.5 RK Max Travel System, everything is tight and has been checked for proper torque
- Still running stock wheels and tires while waiting for the GY MTR/K replacements.
- Skid row engine/transmission plate - I originally thought the exhaust was banging on the plate, but it was not happening before the install and I have adjusted the hanger bracket upward since the install.
- replaced the ball joints while waiting for the GY MTR/Ks - what the hell, the JK has almost 35K on it and I had several episodes of DW. Thought it was a good idea. Turned out to be a good call as the lower drivers side BJ was not looking to good. Certainly got rid of the shimmy when I hit bumps.
Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.