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Old 05-10-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Ok so what did i do wrong?

changed the front end on the jeep parts for the ZJ parts instead of the TJ parts.
my death wobble went from something I could control most of the time to if ya hit a bump it will damed near throw ya out of the jeep!

what am I missing?

the only thing I can think of is the alignment is now screwed up but have no clue

drive it down a gravel road it is fine but squirrely.
drive it down the highway and you cant get over 25-30 with out it going nuts.

steering stabilizer was new a month ago.
all the shocks are new.
now all the tie rod ends are new.

the only things left are the control arm and the bushings.

any suggestions?

figure ill take it to the alignment on Monday to see if it that far out causing this to happen

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Sounds like something is loose, perhaps the track bar mount is loose or its mounting bolt hole is wallowed out.

The steering stabilizer has nothing to do with DW, you should be able to drive without the SS in place without DW occurring.

Get a helper to turn the steering wheel back & forth with the tires on the ground while you look for any unwanted side-to-side movement on the steering components first, then the rest of the front suspension like the control arms and shocks.

Also an imperfectly balanced tire can be the root trigger of DW, as can hitting a bump or dip in the road. Then something that is loose allows the DW to develop from that triggering event.

Do check the toe-in which if it is out enough can encourage DW.

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Old 05-10-2014, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'll go measure it in the morning see what I can't find out that's the only other thing I can think of. If it is plowing down the road it will cause it to shake also.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:13 AM   #4
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check your toe, which sounds like it could be too wide in the front. measure at 3 and 9 oclock on your tires. the front should be SLIGHTLY narrower than the rear. from 1/16-3/8" usually works fine, depending on tire size. that will at least be close enough to drive comfortably. if its wider in the front, it will dart around and scare you to death
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:26 AM   #5
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It's doing a great job of it right now! But you can drive it. Till you hit a bunko or dip then it goes nuts! Tires squealing shaking violently and they don't stop till around 15-20mph witch can't get there fast enough
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #6
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No need to take it to an alignment shop. Get a tape measure out and DIY:
Basic Jeep Front End Alignment.

Also check for any loose lug nuts along with torque-ing the factory track bar bolt on the axle side to 55ft/lbs.(do not go more than this on a weak factory bolt)
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:36 PM   #7
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I messured it this morning and it is a 2" difference between front and back so yeah think I found the issue lol

yeah actually have to take it in I cant do the work myself with the back injuries I have right now.

kinda how I got in to this mess was allowing someone else do the work instead of doing it my self but no choice.

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