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OK, 72,000, the wifes unlimited, put a 4" and 37's on 2 years ago, and never a problem, then out of the blue the other day we hit a pothole around 30mph and off it went, freaked the wife out. We have a 2000 TJ with a 6" and 35's, 105,000, been 7 years never a wobble.

So, what's the first place to look? Balance, alignment, ball joints? I'm trying to catch this quick,

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I'm going through the list my self right now. For me it was the ball joints. If you have never touched the factory ball joints that is where I'd start.

I already replaced the track bar bolts and added support to the frame side TB mount. It could be the bushings if your lift didn't replace them with rod ends.
 

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Definitely want to check your track bar. 90% of DW is related to it almost entirely or starting there. The stock ball joints are known to give out before 70K on the odometer so I would replace these now even if the wobble is unrelated. Get under your jeep and re torque your track bar, lcas and ucas etc.
If all checks out for both the front and rear then check the ball joints. Have your wife turn the steering wheel back and fourth fully from left to right while your under the jeep looking at all parts examining for play or loose bolts. Good luck let us know what you find.

Here is a thread on another forum to use as a guide. Read over this and check out each item listed. You will more than likely locate the problem by checking just what is on the first few pages of the thread.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/diagnosing-death-wobble-and-fixing-non-dw-shimmies-and-wobbles-78034.html
 

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Thanks for all the replys, and I'll read the recommended links. I'll check the front end out this weekend, but the ball joints may be a give me, and looking at track bars any recommendations?? We mostly wheel on the beach, so not a lot of hard wheeling, I see a few under the $200 mark, some seem straighter, some with bends

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16007_003.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16311_606.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16189_2114.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16202_302.htm

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Mine was also caused by a bad draglink end at the steering knuckle. That bushing is the first to go on lifted JK's. Id start with the track bar and bushing, then move one to ball joints, if not that, then check toe, caster, etc..
 

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Mine was also caused by a bad draglink end at the steering knuckle. That bushing is the first to go on lifted JK's. Id start with the track bar and bushing, then move one to ball joints, if not that, then check toe, caster, etc..
I guess I should change out my drag link soon then since after watching that RK video on inspecting front end play, I found my drag link TRE at the knuckle moving up and down about a 1/4".
 
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