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Old 07-31-2009, 06:56 AM   #31
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Drove it today. It still wanted to go into death wobble occasionaly, but all I had to do was tap the brakes and it stopped. Never went into full blown death wobble. The steering response is amazing. The jeep has never felt this good driving it before. I really need to get these Dynabeads in to try them out for the tire balance.

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The whole U-joint moves back and forth. I tightened the caps and made sure there was no dirt caught in them, and it still moves back and forth in between the two small tabs. I sent Tom an e-mail. Worse comes to worse, I'll just have to buy a new u-joint I think. Can the yoke on the rear Dana 44 get distorted? Is it possible that I got one for a dana 35 on accident. I am not sure if there is a size differance.

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Old 07-31-2009, 09:10 AM   #32
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you fixed the track bar or installed a new one?
I had the death wobble on my original tires on my 04 and after the dealer replaced the stabilizer and shocks then finally replaced the track bar and all was well.
I actually had to refer them to this website.

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Old 07-31-2009, 09:14 AM   #33
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I have been going through everything. So far I had to make a bushing for the trackbar because SkyJacker uses a retarded design and replaced the bolt and added a lockwasher. Replaced to tie rod ends because the castle nut were stripped and it wasn't staying tight. Did an alignment and will soon balance the 35's. Found play in the u-joint in the rear Tom Woods driveshaft and a loose rear control arm.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:17 AM   #34
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I forgot the first thing I tried was an alignment.
If it ever happens again I'm gonna pull my friggin' hair out.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:24 AM   #35
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I hear ya. I've been stuck driving a minivan for the past two weeks.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:48 AM   #36
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Is it possible that I got one for a dana 35 on accident. I am not sure if there is a size differance.
The TJ's Dana 35 and Dana 44 both use the same 1310 size u-joint. If you want to buy it locally, its a Spicer 5-785x for the triple-sealed version I run which Spicer considers to be their most durable line of u-joints ever. If you do deep mud and will keep up with the greasing, the Spicer 5-153x is the greasable version.
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Old 08-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #37
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I just installed the dynabeads to balance out the tires. Everytime it still starts to shake at 35 to 40. This time I almost hit a tree. The only thing I didn't do was remove the old weghts. I am out of ideas, and scared to death to drive this thing.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:35 AM   #38
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I finally got it back from the shop. Turns out the hub bearing on the one side was shot and came out and pieces. I was not even sure what that was but the jeep feels ten times better than it ever did before. I am still rocking the 31's on my lift till I can get my 35's rebalanced and an alignment check from a shop to make sure my measurements were correct. Thanks to everyone that helped me out over the past month.
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Old 08-13-2009, 11:12 AM   #39
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Great news, must be a good feeling to be finally getting a handle on the DW.

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