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Old 06-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #31
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Sorry yes the track bar from the axle to the body is what we replaced this weekend. I'll have him take it to work to check the ball joints and front bearings too as someone local said they might be the cause.

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Old 06-01-2014, 11:37 PM   #32
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Let's not overlook the coils though. Unless you were pushing down hard when taking those photos, the coils are very compressed on themselves. If you hit a bump, essentially a upward force and the coils have such little room in between, instead of having a bounce effect you will get a crunchy bounce that could cause some of the issues you have. I'd seriously look into getting some stock take-offs for $150 for all 4 and swap them out. If you need the height you can get a spacer kit for now for pretty cheap too. Consider doing this before tearing into the rest of the suspension though, the coils don't look good.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:31 PM   #33
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^^^^^^^
What he said, your coils look extremely compressed. I would definitely replace those coils very soon.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #34
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Here are some pics of the coil springs hope this helps.
This is what your springs should look like. This is from my 2013 JKU with stock springs.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:17 PM   #35
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Thanks this has a 3 inch lift I did find out my ball joints upper are loose so I'm getting them replaced and then going to the coil springs. But what's the good coil spring to use with my lift or should I get the stock ones and use a lift coil spacer.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:38 PM   #36
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Thanks this has a 3 inch lift I did find out my ball joints upper are loose so I'm getting them replaced and then going to the coil springs. But what's the good coil spring to use with my lift or should I get the stock ones and use a lift coil spacer.
So you want to replace what you have with a 3" coil ?
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:54 PM   #37
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Have you checked to see how tight your track bar is torqued??? I have to retorque mine almost daily. Hope this helps.
really? thats not normal....you need to fix that.
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Have you checked to see how tight your track bar is torqued??? I have to retorque mine almost daily. Hope this helps.
What kind of bolts and nuts are you using where you have to re-torque them daily? You should be using Stover type all metal lock nuts. I replaced the track bar bolts with 9/16" grade 8 bolts and all metal stover type lock nuts and they never move. They are torqued to 125 ft-lbs.
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to the OP..I don't know who you bought the Jeep from...but they should be ashamed...

No telling how long its had death wobble....each episode creates more damage.

You could have 5 different problems by now. I wouldn't even drive it anymore until the ENTIRE suspension system is gone over or replaced.

If it was my jeep, start all over...

New suspension lift that includes springs, shocks, track bar, track bar relocation brackets, and even maybe new adjustable control arms.

it appears the previous owner did not take very good care of that Jeep.
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It looks to have stock tires. Unless she ever plans to upgrade. I would revert to stock.

Have a trusted tech go over it and bring it back to where you bought it. Ball joints, tie rod ends, track bar (bushings/torque/mount holes). Drag link and tie rod adjusters and steering box for play. 100%

Do you have a gopro ?
A front end vid will prove DW or shimmy.
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It looks to have stock tires. Unless she ever plans to upgrade. I would revert to stock.

Have a trusted tech go over it and bring it back to where you bought it. Ball joints, tie rod ends, track bar (bushings/torque/mount holes). Drag link and tie rod adjusters and steering box for play. 100%

Do you have a gopro ?
A front end vid will prove DW or shimmy.
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Ya you go back to stock too...might be less money to do that.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:11 PM   #42
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Ok well got the track bar replaced and still have the death wobble. So had the tires swapped out with another kind and found there was a belt broken in the front tires. Got new tires and drove at 75mph on highway and no death wobble so new tire fixed the problem going to meeting tomorrow 70 miles away so I'll see what happens tomorrow if fix is gone.
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This is great news!

DW can certainly be triggered by damaged tires. Keep an eye on the suspension joints. They are often damaged by the violent shaking. Although, you may not have had DW at all.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:19 PM   #44
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I would still replace those springs. I'm not sure what the last owner did to them, but those springs are not right.
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Old 06-12-2014, 03:34 PM   #45
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Got new ones from pro comp and there the same way. But just got back from north grand Rapids, michigan and no death wobble.

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