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Hammertime
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Good thing they riveted it


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Hammertime
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You do know your avi pic isn't showing up, right?


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fishfighter
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My neighbor had his there for while for the same reason. Think his was the track bar and a bent tie rod.



More then 75% of the time it is this if everything else is still tight.

Rough Country sells an adjustable for under $150 shipped. Searchers wanted to charge me more then $300 for one. Change it out myself and then took it in for a alignment/balance of the tires too!


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Unless 4WHLN speaks up I have an extra SS that you can try/have. It is a Teraflex one.


ahem.

Don't renig on the deal now. Mine is leaking fluid so it needs to be changed soon


shawnlsu
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Steering stabilizers do not fix anything. While they may make the wobble softer, the root problem still exists. I ran my TJ for years without a SS.


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PapaPogey
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Don't renig on the deal now. Mine is leaking fluid so it needs to be changed soon



He was offering it to me INCASE you didn't want it anymore.


fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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Don't renig on the deal now. Mine is leaking fluid so it needs to be changed soon


Guess it is still spoken for.


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shawnlsu


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.


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


If you, or anyone, wants to take a crack at solving mine I will meet wherever. It has been a bitch trying to find it this time.


Hammertime
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
your death wobble?


fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
Yeah, 4WHLN can attest that I have done a ton of work tracking it down and trying every solution. The root cause was the ball joints which I changed and it made it drivable. Right now the most logical thing is the tierod. I want to upgrade to the bombproof, but running 15's so it won't fit. New rims and tires by the end of the month I hope so it will fit.

Luckily I don't have to drive it everyday.


TulaneUVA
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First you have to separate them off the knuckle with a pickle fork which sucks ass.


I did my tie-rod and ball joint replacement myself, and fully agree with you on the PITA comment. Thank God it was a Jeep so I had a lot of clearance and room to manuever around.

The pickle fork is great.


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Hammertime
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
post what you have done already, and if possible, post a pic of your front end


TulaneUVA
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post a pic of your front end


That shite don't belong here on the OB








Hammertime
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If I were a yakker, I'd be asking for a pick of the rear


TulaneUVA
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Why you gotta go there hammer?


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HeadBusta4LSU
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Holy shite man, I just watched the video


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fightin tigers
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
I'll get the pics in a few...

Two different trackbars, always torqued past 130lbs, 150# right now
New draglink
All 4 ball joints
Everything loosened at ride height and retourqed.
Welded washers on both sides of the trackbar mounts.
Swapped between tierods, both factory though.

Numerous wheel balances and alignments. Running 35" on 15"


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


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NYCAuburn
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re: On my way to Searchers 4x4- UPDATE: Death Wobble cured
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I'll get the pics in a few...

Two different trackbars, always torqued past 130lbs, 150# right now
New draglink
All 4 ball joints
Everything loosened at ride height and retourqed.
Welded washers on both sides of the trackbar mounts.
Swapped between tierods, both factory though.

Numerous wheel balances and alignments. Running 35" on 15"



Are your bolts the correct size? some models have a size a hair too small

are all of your bolt holes, still in circles and not ovaled?

Axle straight? C's bent?

When you changed tie rods, did you change the ends as well?

What size tire do run and on what axle?
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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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Are your bolts the correct size? some models have a size a hair too small


9/16ths on the trackbar (running a JKS right now). Control arms are all upgraded to Rock Krawlers and they are fit for factory, upgrading to 9/16th requires drilling out the control arm bushings.

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Axle straight? C's bent?


Axles straight, C's less than a degree off.

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When you changed tie rods, did you change the ends as well?


Different TRE's for the different tie rods. Both factory though, not upgrade. Same with the drag link.

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What size tire do run and on what axle?


BFG A/T 35x12.50x15 tire, 15" rim. Running on D44's front and rear.


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