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Old 08-16-2008, 12:01 PM   #1
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hi,
ive been working on my 97 tj and have gotten rid of most of the death wobble,but there is still instability. ive checked everything for tightness/wear,replaced shocks and bushings,set the antisway bar up correctly with new bushings,had tires balanced, had an alignment done.
its drivable, but there is a definite feeling of instability. i dont want to go over 50 mph, and when i hit a bumpy section it gets more unstable. it has a 4" lift, and i was wondering if i have to replace the trackbars and lower control arms to make it more stable. i can see where the former owner has drilled holes about an inch away from where the trackbars used to mount(front and rear,axle side), and bolted them there.i just hate to keep buying and replacing parts if they wont fix what im trying to fix! thanks in advance!

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Old 08-16-2008, 12:06 PM   #2
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kind of a side to side feeling of instability.

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Old 08-16-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Side to side likes its going to rip the axle off? If so you still have the dw. Now, I would say that your issue might stem from the re-drilled track-bars. Hole could be off a bit, thus the bar moves etc... More the front than the back. Before I went and bought a new adj one to put back in the stock hole. I would recheck to make sure the current one is tight. as for your alignment how far off was it? I also think 4" is the max with stock control arms.. and some would say that is pushing it. how are your tie rod ends?
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its not so bad as that, its just feels like its shifting below you. side to side every once and awhile. it was that bad(undriveable) but i tinkered with it , and fixed some stuff the previous owner did. i dont know how far the alignment was off. the tie rod ends are in good shape. the control arms are bone stock.the control arms and the trackbar are the only things i could think of, and i plan to change them both anyway, but i would like to be able to enjoy my jeep in the meantime! it not as much fun gripping the steering wheel in a death grip all the time, kinda stresses me out, if you know what i mean!
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:42 PM   #5
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Help!

any other things i can check/do? ANY suggestions or direction would be greatly appreciated!
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Well if everything is in spec and tight.. that's usually takes care of it. You might try rotating your tires as maybe one of the rear ones is balanced better than a front one. Just some other minor things to look at"
Steering shock?
Axle u-joint and hubs
control arm bushings
engine and tranny mounts

Those are the only other things I can think of atm. Keep us posted.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:37 PM   #7
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THANKS!
i replaced the steering stabilizer, u joint are good, havent thought about the motor mounts, i didnt know that could cause instability. wheel bearings,maybe?

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