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Old 03-30-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Smile Death Wobble Fixed

Finally was able to get the D/W fixed on the Jeep. Turns out it was the track bar bolt hole. It got bigger some how and was allowing the bolt to move. Guy didn't charge me anything to fix it. He ended up just welding a washer in place and it works good now. Also got a new set of Mickey Thompson Baja Claws.

Gonna be hitting the trails this wednesday to see what i can break

Also I'm looking to move up to a long arm kit. I have seen Rockcrawler and Rubicon Express any suggestions or comments on any long arm kit would be awesome.


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Old 03-30-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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Glad you found the issue, and I did the same thing to reinforce my trackbar's mounting bolt hole, I welded a hardened washer around the hole.

Keeping that bolt tight enough prevents that hole from wallowing out as well as helping to keep Death Wobble at bay. 45 ft-lbs. on the newer TJs is the factory tightness if I recall correctly but I like it even tighter than that so I went with a hardened bolt that can withstand being tightened more. Mine is probably at 65-70 ft-lbs. For newer metric bolts, that would be a 10.9 rating, or older SAE bolts, either a Grade 5 or Grade 8.

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:46 PM   #3
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I need to pull my track bar and have a look around I have started to have a mild death wobble problem since lifting my jeep.
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