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Old 05-05-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Two steps forward one step back...Need yet more advice asap!

Well I managed to finish installing my lift on my new jeep.......however I had the extreme displeasure of experiencing what true death wobble is this morning on the highway. Now I know where it got its name from and I probably have permanent stains in the pair of boxers I had on. I am guessing it was partially due to the fact that I still have OEM track bars and the front axle is at least 1" to the driver side and the rear 1" towards the passenger side...plus I havent had the chance to do an alignment since I was going to wait until after I purchased adjustable track bars. I am now in a hurry to buy a set and wanted some veteran opinions if these are a wise choice since I really want to get this right the first time.


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http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=7098
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http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=43733

What do you think? Thanks once again for the advice!

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Old 05-05-2010, 07:51 PM   #2
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Adjust your toe-in right away and get your tires perfectly balanced. Don't even drive beyond the alignment shop without having your toe-in set which is now totally out of whack from the taller suspension height. Bad toe-in, out of balance tires, a loose track bar, and bigger imperfectly balanced tires are all prime contributors to DW.

Are you up to setting your own toe-in with instructions?

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Im not going to lie......I havent even attempted to set a thing. I guess Im off to town fair tire tommorow. I was just hoping to get the track bars in first so I wouldnt have to pay to get it done twice. But after my experience with DW Im muuuuuch more open to paying twice.
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Also I just noticed that the front track bar I listed states that it is for a 1984-01 XJ Cherokee and 1991-98 ZJ Grand Cherokee with 3-6.5 lift but it came up when I searched under TJs. Are they even the same or did 4wd screw up the listing.
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I have the front and rear JKS adjustable trackbars and they seem built well enough for the price. Finish is poor and comes off if you breath on it, but IMO JKS does have the best fit and finish.

When you are putting them on use a small scissor jack (and a piece of wood to disperse the pressure on the tire) between the frame and tire to get your axle lined up, then adjust...works like a charm.
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$20.00 to the toe being the culprit.

you can roughly set it rather easily. Personally I like seeing the numbers all printed out nicely...but do that AFTER you get all the suspension parts you are buying.
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$20.00 to the toe being the culprit.

you can roughly set it rather easily. Personally I like seeing the numbers all printed out nicely...but do that AFTER you get all the suspension parts you are buying.

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