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Old 09-09-2012, 09:21 AM
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What is missing here? The Death Wobble is deathly.

So I've got this project 2000 TJ 6 banger, 5 speed, 6" skyjacker, 2" body that's going along pretty well. I got it on 15" rims with 27" tires, I know they were super tiny. I drove the jeep for 10 miles non stop at 60 mph and it didn't give me a single problem.

Yesterday, I replaced my rims and tires, threw on a set of 35s, and as I started driving down the road, both my front tires started shaking so aggressively I literally thought my front wheels were going to fall off the jeep. This was at around 15 mph.

I looked under my suspension, and something just doesn't seem right, I know I'm missing a steering stabilizer, and the driver side quick disconnect but would that cause this intense problem?

I took a few pictures for you guys to look at it..

Also, my jeep is leaning to the front right, would you happen to know the reason?

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There is so much wrong with your steering set up and suspension i'm not even going to bother typing it all. Take it to a professional and get it fixed before somebody gets hurt...or worse.

And don't drive it there. Trailer it please.

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Old 09-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #3
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I have to agree with Slightrider...

First, not having a steering stabilizer will not cause DW. Next, a dropped Pitman arm should not have been installed which will only cause another problem called Bumpsteer. Then it looks like your toe-in is jacked, the front edges of your tires should be from 1/16" to 1/8" closer together than they are in the back... adjust your tie-rod to achieve that.

Then make sure your trackbar's passenger-side mount is TIGHT and not moving even a micro-inch when an assistant turns your steering wheel back & forth while you watch. Tires must be on the ground for this test. The same with the other steering components, there should be no slop or side-to-side movement at any of the joints at all.

Also, your driver's side antiswaybar link is missing which disables the entire antiswaybar... not good on a coil sprung TJ.

Finally, imperfectly balanced 35" tires are a common trigger for DW. Imperfectly "good enough" balanced tires is not good enough.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #4
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Your missing a hood. Hahaha
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Yea holy hell I thought my death wobble was bad lol
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #6
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Totally agree with Jerry Bransford and Slightrider. I wouldn't drive it anywhere at this point. Besides the items Jerry Bransford mentioned, you need to double check the driver's side coil spring for proper seating. Maybe you're parked on uneven ground but it looks bowed out which is causing your 'leaning' issues. You also need proper extended bumpstops.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by brs2427 View Post
Your missing a hood. Hahaha

As far as the jeep, thanks guys, I'll take it into a shop and have them tell me what exactly needs replacing, just curious, around how much do you guys think I'm looking to spend in parts, just give me a ball park estimate?

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