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Old 06-15-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Death wobble...

I have a feeling it's the stabilizer combined with a bent front lower control arm bracket being bent, but I want other thoughts. I just installed 2.5in lift springs over the weekend. Was on the highway sound about 70, and hit a bump and the front end went into a pretty severe wobble. Everything up front seems tight. Currently rubbing 31" tires, and all stock minus the springs. The left front lower control arm mounting bracket is bent and twisted a bit from a log I hit not too long ago. I had a brief instance of wobble a few weeks ago going around a corner and hit a small pot hole on right wheel. Wobbled a bit and went away. Was all stock at that time. Any suggestions or thoughts?

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Read this it's located in the TOP of the TJ FORUM in the STICKIES.
Diagnosing Death Wobble and Fixing Non-DW Shimmies and Wobbles (TJ Version)

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Old 06-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #3
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Check your track bar bushing as well as your tie rod ends. I had death wobble for over a year. Turned out 2 of the 4 tie rods were bad as well as worn track bar bushing. Replaced everything and had it aligned properly and so far so good
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It's definitely NOT your steering stabilizer. As was mentioned above, check your track bar for play on both ends and tie rod/drag link joints first. Also, have to reset the toe in after the lift?
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I have a feeling it's the stabilizer combined with a bent front lower control arm bracket being bent, but I want other thoughts. I just installed 2.5in lift springs over the weekend. Was on the highway sound about 70, and hit a bump and the front end went into a pretty severe wobble. Everything up front seems tight. Currently rubbing 31" tires, and all stock minus the springs. The left front lower control arm mounting bracket is bent and twisted a bit from a log I hit not too long ago. I had a brief instance of wobble a few weeks ago going around a corner and hit a small pot hole on right wheel. Wobbled a bit and went away. Was all stock at that time. Any suggestions or thoughts?
Sounds like you already found the cause of your issues and the lift just enhance it. Fix this before you try blaming it on the lift.
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Sounds like you already found the cause of your issues and the lift just enhance it. Fix this before you try blaming it on the lift.
Ya I think this is the main culprit, and not blaming the the lift. I think it exacerbated the issue though

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