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


From what I can see on my phone, your bottom driver's side LCA mount is bent to shite. Looks like it could be putting that heim in a bind. Is your tie rod bent also? Track bar/drag link look like they are at a decent angle. The more parallel the better though. Outer tie rods look bad also.

How does the pitman arm/drag link connection look? Can't really tell because it looks like you rubbed ky jelly on the camera lens






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Jesus I hate new gas cans. My mom bought one that I ended up breaking the spout off of because I couldn't even work the thing





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Jesus I hate new gas cans. My mom bought one that I ended up breaking the spout off of because I couldn't even work the thing



yeah, they suck. Those are just to syphon into the boat.






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The one she had, you had to turn and push in on the spout while holding down a trigger. All while holding and trying to pour a 5 gallon jug full of gasoline





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BourgsTheWord
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and they charge an arm and a leg for those. Gimme some normal shite for half the price please





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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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is your drag limk all bent up as well?


Drag link is brand new and straight

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Is the drag link parallel to the track bar?


Pretty much. A drop pitman might would help, but it isn't drastic.

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How are the joints on the control arms? tight? they should be hard to rotate with just your fingers


Yeah, they are tight. Actually someone recently proposed that I could have them too tight. Basically not allowing the control arms to have the necessary movement and transmitting the wobble. It seems far fetched, but maybe torquing exactly to the suggestions rather than tightening the bejesus out of them.






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


Heim joints definitely transfer vibrations. Over tightening them shouldn't be a problem though. They are just the joint with a bolt going through them. Look at my other post about your LCA and other stuff

Wouldn't cause death wobble from my experience though






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BourgsTheWord
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I just left my house for class and didn't make it a mile down Highland before I had to turn around. This shite is out of control.





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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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From what I can see on my phone, your bottom driver's side LCA mount is bent to shite. Looks like it could be putting that heim in a bind.


They are Krawler joints so they are actually made to pivot.

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Is your tie rod bent also?


Yeah, bent to shite. Had a straight one on for a while and it made no difference, this one had better TRE's, but not by much. That is the next area I will upgrade, but I need the larger rims to accommodate.

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Can't really tell because it looks like you rubbed ky jelly on the camera lens


Part of the hazard of my job, the chemicals/powders I think are to blame. They get inside the lens of the phone.






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For starters, I rocked a Casino G'zone Commando for a while. Toughest phone I have ever seen. Even fire resistant believe it or not. I have tested.

Those heim joints can only pivot so much. That driver's side one looks like it is binded up to me.
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Yeah, bent to shite.
found your problem

I was talking about the actual rod that goes to each knuckle though






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


More pics
Drivers LCA mount, yeah I know the bracket is bent, but there is no movement.


Passenger drag link and tie rod


Drivers Drag link


Very little orbital movement in the drag link, takes a lot of force. Tie rod has orbital, maybe a little up/down on the passenger side.






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fightin tigers
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I just left my house for class and didn't make it a mile down Highland before I had to turn around. This shite is out of control.


As bad as that sounds it seems like ball joints. That is exactly what mine was. Speed caused it even without a bump.






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BourgsTheWord
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I've got so much movement in my drag link and tie rod that it makes me wanna throw up. I'm about to light this bitch on fire and buy a Civic.





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BourgsTheWord
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UPDATE: just got my Jeep back from the shop and the death wobble is GONE!!!





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


what was the problem





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BourgsTheWord
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Replaced tie rod ends and a blown out bushing on my trac bar. They also informed me that my muffler is completely blown out, but I already knew that.





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Sweet, and no casualties





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BourgsTheWord
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Yep. My next DIY project will be to replace my shocks and steering stabilizer.


This post was edited on 5/9 at 11:55 am


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


Glad to hear you got this fixed





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


Sonuvabitch they put something back on there without tightening it.





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