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Old 02-28-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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steering slop

So ever since I've had my 3" bds lift on I've been noticing that my string is a lot more sloppy then it was and on bigger bumps on the road the string wheel kinda shakes.......kinda like a very VERY minor deth wobble like shake.....any ideas what's causing this....I'm thinking about replacing the steering stabilizer

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track bar,, look at that first.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #3
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Is it shaking just driving on level non bumpy road? Could be alignments or wheel balancing. Death Wobble is horrendous, the Jeep shakes violently, the chassis and front axle feels like they're gonna break up like two 16 year olds after prom. A tracbar would be a source of DW however.

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Is it shaking just driving on level non bumpy road? Could be alignments or wheel balancing. Death Wobble is horrendous, the Jeep shakes violently, the chassis and front axle feels like they're gonna break up like two 16 year olds after prom. A tracbar would be a source of DW however.

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I've had death wobble befor and fixed it by replacing the ss what should I be looking at the track bar for?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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Like just loose bolts?
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:42 AM   #6
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I had something similar after I lifted mine. Turns out that I didn't torque the LCA's enough. Went back under and torqued them and the wobble is gone. I'm about to order some adj front LCA's this week to help with the bump steer.
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I've had death wobble befor and fixed it by replacing the ss what should I be looking at the track bar for?
Steering stabilizers don’t fix death wobble nor cause it. There is a difference between steering shimmy and DW. Look at Planman’s thread about diagnosing DW. The fact that you are getting a shimmy again means that the SS didn’t fix the problem. If the bolts on the tracbar weren’t torqued properly or have worked loose then it will cause DW. Yours doesn’t sound like DW though if it is drivable but sloppy. Re torque everything on the lift CA, trac bar etc and go get an alignment and/or wheel balance. Make sure your axles are centered.

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I have the same kit and experienced something similar mine also came with a BDS stabilizer. I got the tires balanced and it seemed to go away. How is your ride on the highway?
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I have the same kit and experienced something similar mine also came with a BDS stabilizer. I got the tires balanced and it seemed to go away. How is your ride on the highway?
After putting it on I got an alignment just ti be sure and its a bit rougher and the steering just seems sloppy...are you seeing a difference between stock and bds stabilizer?
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One of the big things I see everyday is torque specs.

trackbar bolts at 125 ft lbs each. Use a torque wrench, tight is not good enough.
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One of the big things I see everyday is torque specs.

trackbar bolts at 125 ft lbs each. Use a torque wrench, tight is not good enough.
Alrighty I'm gonna check all this 2night
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After putting it on I got an alignment just ti be sure and its a bit rougher and the steering just seems sloppy...are you seeing a difference between stock and bds stabilizer?
Balancing and alignment is a different thing I would get it done its about 15 bucks a tire I would just get the front done. As for the stabilizer no there's not much of a difference other than it's relocated a bit higher up.

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