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Old 04-06-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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jeep shakes

I recently got rid of my death wobble problem and it has been driving great. The last 2 day I have driven it I get in it and drive 10 miles or so and it drives perfect. After I let it set for a few minutes and jump back in and drive I get this crazy shaking like my tires are out of balance. Its like the tires oval out once the get warm and cool a little bit. The tires are 17" Wranglers with about 20% tread left on the. Any info would be great.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #2
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Bushings do get warm when you drive due to friction. Not very warm but enough to make a little difference. I have never ever ever ever had a death wobble on my jeep when its cold, infact. Only ever happened on warm days after driving for about half an hour.

Could very well be an out of balance tire. that only has an effect when worn bushings are warm. Wheel weights fall off, tires wear unevenly, etc. Could be belt seperation at your wear level. Have you closely looked at your tires?

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Bushings look ok. I just recently installed a new JKS track bar and relocation bracked that completely stopped my DW. It has to be something with the tires.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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Tires prob were a big contributor to the DW. The actual cause was the TB.
Betcha its the tires.

Rotate front to back see if it stops

Edit: was the position of the TB changed and not the drag link ?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:34 AM   #5
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No, it is all at the stock settings. I had it all professionally lined up after new track bar was installed. Its driven great until this weekend. I was going to put some new tires on it soon (285-75-r17s') but was waiting until I could get aftermarket rims. I guess I could go ahead and use my factory rims if it will work with out spacers. (08 2door unlimited) Any thoughts?
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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Bad u joint on the drive shaft, possibly? Had this once, thought it was tires and was not....crazy shake.....

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