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Old 09-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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Proud owner of a 2010 JKU Sport - frustrated!

Hey everyone...I'm the proud owner of a 2010 JKU Sport. I've owned a Grand Cherokee and a Commander, but, this is my first Wrangler!

I've got two questions I'm hoping someone can help me with:

1. There seems to be a clicking or popping in the steering column? The dealership is telling me that's "normal" for Wranglers and there is nothing wrong. Any truth to that?

2. I put a ProComp lift kit on it and ever since the lift kit was installed, there is a lot of "creaking" & "popping" when turning and when the suspension "flexes" at low speeds. This is driving me crazy!!

I truly love my Wrangler ( I bought it used about 2 months ago and it was completely stock when I got it), but, if this popping and noises continue, I may consider getting rid of it!

Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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Google "intermediate shaft" fix for Jk

How much lift you have ?
Details ?
Take pics if you can. We can look, tell you what you may need.

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Old 09-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #3
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Pro Comp lifts aren't very good. Usually when you buy a cheap lift, bad things happen. It's the single most important purchase you'll make when modding your Jeep.

That said, you're Jeep's gonna make noises. Clunks, squeaks, rattles. Especially a manual. They're windy, sometimes even when the doors/roof are on. Some peeps find em difficult to drive, and not particularly comfortable. More than a few leak like colanders.

But none of the things I just mentioned would cause me to consider selling mine. If they're fixable, I'll fix em. If not, I'll live with em. Maybe it's just me.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:05 PM   #4
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Ken,

Sorry. I have the following mods on my 2010 JKU Sport:

Pro Comp 66150K - 3" front / 2" rear Spacer Kit
Pro Comp Series 7069 - Flat Black Wheels - 17x9"
Goodyear Dura Trac 285/70/17

Hope this helps with feedback?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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How about swaybar end links. Those should have been replaced with longer ones ?

And I am going to assume all control arms and both track bars are stock ?

First thing I did after I bought my 07 last year was google the torque specs of all the suspension components.
Go through and check for torque and all bushings are in good shape.

All CA bolts are 125 ft lbs except the front uppers 75 ft lbs.

Track bars bolts 125 as well.

Have somebody turn the wheel back and forth while looking at the steering components. Look for play in tie rod ends.

Check shock bushings also.

My ball joints were going with only 35 K
and would clunk. Replaced them with HD's

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Old 09-09-2012, 01:26 PM   #6
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How about swaybar end links. Those should have been replaced with longer ones ?

And I am going to assume all control arms and both track bars are stock ?

First thing I did after I bought my 07 last year was google the torque specs of all the suspension components.
Go through and check for torque and all bushings are in good shape.

All CA bolts are 125 ft lbs except the front uppers 75 ft lbs.

Track bars bolts 125 as well.

Have somebody turn the wheel back and forth while looking at the steering components. Look for play in tie rod ends.

Check shock bushings also.

My ball joints were going with only 35 K
and would clunk. Replaced them with HD's

Good luck
^This + when you installed the spacers did you loosen all the control arm and trackbar bolts and then tighten them when the Jeep was back on the ground?
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:34 PM   #7
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Ken,

When I put the lift kit on, I was told that no other "mods" (aka steering, suspension, etc..) were needed. They said the lift would allow me to use the current stock set-up. Was I misled?

Also....as an FYI....I'm a newbie here and not a do-it yourselfer, so all the technical jargon is "Chinese" to me!

Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:37 PM   #8
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SilverSport,

All great questions! I had a local aftermarket shop install the lift. I'm "assuming" they know what they're doing??

Thanks!
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If it was a kit, I'm assuming longer swaybar links where used.
Not a big deal but sometimes the links are known to make noise.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:52 PM   #10
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That makes sense, but all the noise is coming from the rear end. At the highway and driving at normal speeds on straight roads, no problem. But, as soon as I'm driving slow, turning, or when the suspension is "flexed" there is a terrible "creeking" noise coming from the rear end! Someone asked me if it was the hardtop "shifting" and maybe that was causing the noise? Is that even possible?
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1 thing you should learn quickly is lifted jeeps are prone to odd noises, clanks and clunks etc. They also ride differently. Follow the links to fix your steering clunk, common issue on Jk jeeps, no biggy
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Have you found a solution to your problem yet? I've installed the same lift on my 2012 wrangler sport, and except for the steering column, am experiencing the same noisy rear end! There isn't a lot on the web about this kit either... I've just been turning up the stereo to drown out the noise lol but it would be nice to find a solution!
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I don't know if this would cause a problem, but when I put the spacer lift in my 2013 Sport, the instructions said to mark the the position of the bottom end of the springs so that they were reinstalled in the same position as they originally were.

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