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Old 06-15-2013, 02:25 PM   #1
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another death wobble

this is getting worst every time i do something new. first history on 2006 wrangler x 3" body lift running goodyear wrangler 31-10.50x15 on 15x10 rims, aftermarket steering stabilizer . my question is can i us a stock track bar on a body lift ? any ideas on were to go on wobble . checked tie rods, drag links, ball joints, shocks, u-joints bearings everything seams to be ok . changed tire pressures . have question on track bar im going to change it . thanks

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Old 06-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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I just fixed mine, I have a 06 Rubi, 4 inch sus, 1 inch body running 35's. I have a steering stabilizer and stock track bar. I was having some serious issues with DW and I finally tracked it down to the track bar end on the passenger side being ever so loose. It wasn't noticeable till I put a wrench on it meaning I couldn't see any play when I moved the wheel. It fixed it immediately, I haven't had any issues yet. Good luck it can be really frustrating.

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Old 06-15-2013, 09:20 PM   #3
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I had it. replaced ball joints, track bar ends and track bar.

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I got it three times on the way from a 75 mile trip after hitting bumps in the road, especially driving over the beginning of a concrete bridge where it meets the asphalt. I had the tires balanced and rotated. The mechanic said the dust boot on the frame side of the TB looked worn, and this Moog TB is only eight months old. I'm going to replace it with either a MC, JKS, or Currie TB. I'm going to also replace the SS, maybe with an OME JK SS. I'm also going to check the ball joints and TRE's.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #5
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My 05 TJ is all stock, no lift, standard 30" tires, original factory everything. I'm starting to get a nice wobble when I hit bumps. I threw my iphone underneath to get a look at the track bar bushing on the passenger side. Is this enough play to cause a shake or wobble? I don't know what is normal for these things...should I replace the track bar and see what happens?

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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My 05 TJ is all stock, no lift, standard 30" tires, original factory everything. I'm starting to get a nice wobble when I hit bumps. I threw my iphone underneath to get a look at the track bar bushing on the passenger side. Is this enough play to cause a shake or wobble? I don't know what is normal for these things...should I replace the track bar and see what happens?

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There shouldn't be ANY play in ANY steering components.
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Sounds like I have some work to do then!
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:29 AM   #8
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My travel on my track bar wasn't even noticeable when I watched it being steered it was only when I tightened the bolts just by chance that I noticed it was loose. That's def what it was though it cleared right up after that.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:39 PM   #9
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Just put on a new one. The old one didn't seem that bad, until I saw the rotted rubber bushing. What a world of difference now! Fixed any minor wobble I had before, and I caught it before the full-on death version hit me.
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Just put on a new one. The old one didn't seem that bad, until I saw the rotted rubber bushing. What a world of difference now! Fixed any minor wobble I had before, and I caught it before the full-on death version hit me.

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