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Old 06-22-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Budget boost death wobble

Hey guys, my buddy has 06 tj that he bought n installed a budget boost 3in lift for his jeep. It consists of 3inch spacers, shocks, t-case drop and bump extensions. After all said and done, he really liked how everything worked out but now he has death wobble. He replaced all steering linkage, bigger stabilizer, wheel bearings are good, ball joints are good. Just wondering what it might be. He was looking into the track bAr or drop pitman arm. Let me know what you all think, thanks.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:44 AM   #2
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Have you read the sticky on this?

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dia...s-78034-8.html

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Did he get bigger tires and/or maybe a different set of wheels? Balancing and wheel alignment are crucial and should always come after a lift. Forgetting about it might give a wobble at certain speeds.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #4
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Never saw that sticky, good info...thanks. He has 31s but they were one the jeep when he bought it, they have been balanced n he has had an alignment, all has helped but he still gets dw
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Track bar is normally a big factor in dw
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:36 AM   #6
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Ya That's what we are looking into, this stupid question maybe ha but is there any normal amount of play with the bolt going into the axle bracket at all? I just want a good idea when we check it out
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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The bolt should've been loosened when the lift was being installed, and then retorqued after the tires were back on and the jeep was back on the ground. Same with the control arm bolts
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:25 AM   #8
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So if that's the case, I should be able to do that now?
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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With the tires on the ground sitting level it should be torqued and then there should be no play in the bolt
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:30 AM   #10
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I will do that tomorrow and let you guys know what happens, thanks the for help!
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #11
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Pretty much all the info you need is in that sticky link above. Just read through all of that and you should be able to diagnose the problem
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:00 AM   #12
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Well, did the whole loosen up bolts for controls arms n track bar, set on ground and retorque. My buddy said no dw has occurred but he said sometimes it feels like it wants to, we still need to replace the track bar because the end that goes to the frame it bad and his bushing needs replaced. Should be good after that.

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