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Old 02-09-2014, 11:49 PM   #871
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:29 PM   #872
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Hard top hanging in the garage. Soft top on. Ready for a weekend of jeeping

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Hard top hanging in the garage. Soft top on. Ready for a weekend of jeeping
I know of a safe place to keep your doors if you're interested.
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Old 02-12-2014, 10:39 PM   #874
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I know of a safe place to keep your doors if you're interested.
Doors off is the best way to wheel... But the wife isn't a fan of no doors...
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wife gave me some Dually D2's for our 28th...
installed them tonight.. need to finish the wiring tomorrow... but these are awesome.


with OEM normal beams on..
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Doors off is the best way to wheel... But the wife isn't a fan of no doors...
Same here, I leave the back doors on.

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wife gave me some Dually D2's for a 28th...
installed them tonight.. need to finish the wiring tomorrow... but these are awesome.


with OEM normal beams on..
That's a great gift!
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Same here, I leave the back doors on.

That's a great gift!
I could have her set in the back .... I think that was your suggestion...
maybe not such a good idea.....


yep with a little hint or two.....
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Old 02-12-2014, 11:21 PM   #878
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I could have her set in the back .... I think that was your suggestion...
maybe not such a good idea.....

yep with a little hint or two.....
Please don't tell her it was my idea.
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:26 AM   #880
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Finally got around to installing the rear bumper/carrier and the CB/Antenna. This is a cheapy KO Offroad bumper I got off ebay and I am pretty impressed. Welds are good, lined up well and no squeaks. The factory hitch was ridiculous to get off - but coca cola did the trick.

Still have the OR FAB rear carrier sitting in the garage cause I was too chicken Sh.. to cut and drill into the body.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:01 AM   #881
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wife gave me some Dually D2's for our 28th...
installed them tonight.. need to finish the wiring tomorrow... but these are awesome.


with OEM normal beams on..
Nice. My old KC's light up the whole hood. Time to upgrade.
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Nice. My old KC's light up the whole hood. Time to upgrade.
these Rigid are awesome and yea you can buy look a likes and other brands for half the price,,,,,,,,,,,,,... etc..
but I think they are worth the money.... I did, I should say my wife, got them at 20% off...
although I would suggest that they modify the wire harness just a little...
but with that said It's built very well.. very good quality... and my PIAA on the bumper might be going to my Daughters Zombie Jeep.....

Now I really have to figure out a cost effective power setup.... currently I have a working setup but would like to improve it...
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It needed some lovin'.


Next up I need to install the springs that showed up Friday. Probably do that tomorrow after work. Just some 1.5" RK springs.
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This: to this: It needed some lovin'.
Steve, did you use any product or just water and elbow grease?

I bought another black jeep...
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Steve, did you use any product or just water and elbow grease?

I bought another black jeep...
Simple Green and the coin-op car wash.


And NICE NEW JEEP!!!
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Hey everyone, new Jeeper Here!
I am a college freshman who just bought his first Wrangler. It's a 1998 2 Door TJ Sport. And it needs tons of work lol. I didn't think it needed so much when I bought it. But bring on the fun 😈

It has a 4 inch rough country lift. (Now that I now more I wish it didn't) that has a very bad case of death wobble. Driving it home the day I bought it I almost died of a heart attack because I didn't know what that was.

Anyways I've been doing my research and today was the first time I've been able to do some work.

I changed the oil, put new spark plugs and most importantly started my diagnosis of the jeeps death wobble. Out came the old track bar, (which was on there pretty damn tight) to soon be replaced by a rubicon express adjustable track bar tomorrow. I'm also going to be tightening all the bolts in the entire suspension system because the wobble has loosened a lot of stuff up.
Oh I also took the soft top off

I'm hoping that solves the problem but not counting on it. After that we will see where this project takes me to fix the jeep. Cause I love it, death wobble and all.
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Welcome! There's nothing more enjoyable then owning a jeep and turning wrenches on her.
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Welcome! There's nothing more enjoyable then owning a jeep and turning wrenches on her.
Thanks guys, really starting my knowledge about the mechanics world with this jeep. Up until this I knew how to do basic stuff. Like changing oil and spark plugs, etc etc. After researching how to get rid of death wobble pretty extensively all over the Internet plus on this forum I was very excited to get under the suspension. Instead of checking something off the list, removing the track bar has added a few more questions to it. -_-

Oh well, time to learn by doing!
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Thanks guys, really starting my knowledge about the mechanics world with this jeep. Up until this I knew how to do basic stuff. Like changing oil and spark plugs, etc etc. After researching how to get rid of death wobble pretty extensively all over the Internet plus on this forum I was very excited to get under the suspension. Instead of checking something off the list, removing the track bar has added a few more questions to it. -_-

Oh well, time to learn by doing!

I chased death wobble for a year and was on the verge of selling my jeep!!

if you have the money.. do it all.. ball joints track bar etc etc get it over with ASAP or you will be chasing your tail and reading every other forum page and beating your head against the brick wall!!!!

im no expert but if you need a hand ill bring the beer and watch.. HA!

and welcome to the jeep world.. and welcome.. to being broke!!! lol

but ya if you need help.. wrenching party.. just say when..
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Hey everyone, new Jeeper Here!
I am a college freshman who just bought his first Wrangler. It's a 1998 2 Door TJ Sport. And it needs tons of work lol. I didn't think it needed so much when I bought it. But bring on the fun ��

It has a 4 inch rough country lift. (Now that I now more I wish it didn't) that has a very bad case of death wobble. Driving it home the day I bought it I almost died of a heart attack because I didn't know what that was.

Anyways I've been doing my research and today was the first time I've been able to do some work.

I changed the oil, put new spark plugs and most importantly started my diagnosis of the jeeps death wobble. Out came the old track bar, (which was on there pretty damn tight) to soon be replaced by a rubicon express adjustable track bar tomorrow. I'm also going to be tightening all the bolts in the entire suspension system because the wobble has loosened a lot of stuff up.
Oh I also took the soft top off

I'm hoping that solves the problem but not counting on it. After that we will see where this project takes me to fix the jeep. Cause I love it, death wobble and all.
Hello awesomeJosh,
Welcome to the forum. I too have experienced the "death wobble" in a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee that I had and the current Jeep TJ that I have now. You are on the right track to get the death wobble gone. Usually the track bar is the first place to start (which you have). Then the steering stabilizer if you have one. Tie rod ends and just going thru every bolt in the front end and tightening them if they will move. Jeep front ends are a little finicky but for off road there is nothing better. Feel free to check out the setup I have - just click on the "Garage" link in my avatar to the left.
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She looks awesome!
Thank you she drives great too :-) Going to take out on a few light trails tomorrow and test her out a bit.
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Thank you she drives great too :-) Going to take out on a few light trails tomorrow and test her out a bit.
that great, have fun
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Lifted it quite a bit more than advertised with these springs. Tires next.
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Lifted it quite a bit more than advertised with these springs. Tires next.
Very nice :-)

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