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Old 10-15-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
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Just got my first Jeep, some problems

So my grandfather had this 2002 4.0l Jeep Wrangler he bought a while back parked in a storage unit. He decided to pull it out and then he went ahead and decided to pass it on to me.

I was really excited since it only had 47,000 MILES ON IT! It's got a 4 inch lift, a 1 inch body lift, 35" pro comps. I didn't like that it was automatic, but I think i can get passed that.

Now my problems are that it's got a lot of creaks and noises when i drive it. I got it up to about 90 miles an hour on the freeway, then got a bit scared cause it started rattling and i started to lose control.

Can anyone tell me why it feels so loose when I hit a bump? It looks to have pro comp shocks in the front and blisteins in the back.

I'm not too Jeep Savvy as I've always been a quad guy. I'm only 17 so is there anything I can do? Maybe tomorrow I can post some pics of it, but I do need some help. My grandfather didn't know much about it and I doubt I can find the original owner.

Help Please!!!

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:44 AM   #2
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Could just be the way a jeep drives. It's not a sports cat it's an off road car. Suspension is different then a car, 4 springs. And 90 mph on a jeep well of course it's crazy it will bounce around like crazy at that speed.

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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Some pictures of ur suspension would help. And under your seats (to look for rust and the sounds u talk about) more than Likely that's all it is
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #4
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I ran in through the Dunes earlier and a lot of the noise is coming from the suspension, i've driven my buddies Wrangler and it's much smoother. It's on 7 inches of lift and 37" Super Swampers. Mine just seems so rough. There is some creaking from the top somewhere.

I'm going to go ahead and tighten bolts.

I'll be sure to get some pics up here.
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Old 10-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #5
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Mine had the swaybar arms broken and i also replaced the steering dampener shock $29.For that, and $40 for the 2 sway bar arms.
Easy to replace and mine drove way way better.
Look for the videos called the death wobble that is one you might have or check for a broken shock or shock mount. the mount should show a crack if you look with a flashlight up close.
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