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fishfighter
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured

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The SS isn't necessary, but it makes driving much better at highway speeds in Louisiana. A lot of people run without them, a lot of people run without swaybar links as well.


I don't use either.

OP, did you put a lift kit on your grand Cherokee? If so, what kind? When was the last time you had the tires balance? Any flats on your tires? When running bigger tires, you need to have them balance every 15K and some time early then that if you are offroading.


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PapaPogey
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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D44's front and rear.

Rubicon?


fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Rubicon


Rubicon axles, but not a rubicon.


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fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Once this rain passes I'm gonna get up under there and at least tighten the tie rod ends for a temporary fix until I get it to the shop.


Make sure to tighten the trackbar as well. Everything I read is that this is the consistent culprit no matter the make/model.


fishfighter
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Make sure to tighten the trackbar as well.


As I post at first. Track bars are 75% the problem.

OP, when you get home swap tires around. If you been driving it for long with that problem, I'm sure your tires are cupped which adds to your problem.


PapaPogey
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Tires are fine. Got them rotated and balanced about 6k miles ago and they look good.


ChadJones4Heisman
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Just get rid of that POS! Sick of it


4WHLN
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Yeah, 4WHLN can attest that I have done a ton of work tracking it down and trying every solution.


Yea been many of beer drinking evenings trying to figure his death wobble out. Im certainly at a loss.


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fishfighter
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Got them rotated and balanced about 6k miles ago and they look good.


Better check them again. 6K with your problem screwed those front tires.


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NYCAuburn
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Make sure to tighten the trackbar as well. Everything I read is that this is the consistent culprit no matter the make/model.


yup, usually that or ball joints.

The bolts are too small or the hole gets ovaled from not being tight enough


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Hammertime
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
You could have sockets that are opened up on your upper/lower control arms where the joint used to go. Rubber bushings could be in need of replacement. Are you sure you got the correct part numbers? Did you get a new pitman arm with the lift?

My guess is the angle between the track bar and drag link if those others were all done





Eta: waiting for pics......
This post was edited on 5/1 at 3:55 pm


fishfighter
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
He never said if he used a lift kit.


Hammertime
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
35s on a stock Jeep?


fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
3.5" RK Max Travel Plus Kit with 3-linked rear.

Sorry the pics had bad sunlight happening. If you can't see what you want let me know and I can grab some more with better lighting once the sun goes down.







I know you are thinking bent tierod, but the toe-in is still good. However, that is what is leading me to want to upgrade tierods, and the other tie rod is straight as an arrow.


PapaPogey
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Man, that looks so nice and clean. My steering stuff looks like garbage.


PapaPogey
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Just get rid of that POS! Sick of it


Thanks. You wanna buy me something else?


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fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Posted by BourgsTheWord Man, that looks so nice and clean. My steering stuff looks like garbage.


Well, it is a garage queen for right now, it sees its occasional mall curb.

Little bit better pic,


Hammertime
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Forgot to look last night and am in class. Will try and look in a bit


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NYCAuburn
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Little bit better pic,


is your drag limk all bent up as well?

Is the drag link parallel to the track bar?

How are the joints on the control arms? tight? they should be hard to rotate with just your fingers
unit bearings still okay?
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PapaPogey
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Just removed this POS. it's completely shot and wasn't doing anything. Gonna order a new one this week. Tightened up my tie rod ends, and while it helped a little bit, there's still significant movement. We'll see what happens.


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