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Old 08-11-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Need Help in Houston: Replace stock bolts for Death Wobble

Anyone in the Houston area (I live in NW near Jersey Village) already change/swap their stock bolts for the track bar/control arms to prevent Death Wobble?

Who would be willing to guide me through the process (I will buy the beer + lunch...)

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Old 08-14-2013, 10:10 AM   #2
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I can give you a hand with that no problems and i happen to be in the JV area (off Jones in Steeplechase) have done several jeep lifts etc. shoot me a PM and we can work out the details from there. and of course my labor is always free as well as a helping hand. I do have a compressor and all the tools so that helps as well.

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM   #3
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Bolts most likely won't help. I had to replace trackbar and steering stabilizer.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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I can give you a hand with that no problems and i happen to be in the JV area (off Jones in Steeplechase) have done several jeep lifts etc. shoot me a PM and we can work out the details from there. and of course my labor is always free as well as a helping hand. I do have a compressor and all the tools so that helps as well.

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Old 08-14-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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Welcome and if you need anything let me know.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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I had the same problem with my 08 jk. But my death wobble wasn't from my lift. It was my tires. I bought new bf Goodwrench mud terrains and it fix the problem. Just a idea.
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What a way to introduce yourself to the forum. Welcome!
Well in all honestly - my wife found this thread and directed me to it. Im no stranger to forums or jeeps in general - I am actually the Houston Chapter President of Tx4wd. My garage and help is always welcome to any jeeper.

I'm not sure if the bolts will fix the issue but I'll be checking the trac bar and stabilizer - ideally the only thing that causes it is the trac bar itself as a stablizer will do nothing but mask the wobble thats already there.
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renegade, who you be? I have been with Tx4wd for a long time but haven't been active since Uncle Sam owned me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:19 AM   #9
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The most common sources of full on DW are:

  • Improperly torqued trackbar bolts
  • Damaged trackbar and control arm bushings because bolts were torqued on a car lift or while the vehicle was not at ride height with the tires on the ground. When you torque trackbar and control arm bolts, the bracket pinches the bolt sleeve in the bushing, as well as the bushing itself. If this is at a geometry other than actual ride height, the bushings are twisted/bound/pre-loaded, and they will eventually fail/separate/etc. If you have a flex joint end, this does not apply for that end.
  • Ovaled out trackbar bracket holes due to DW episodes from loose bolts.
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Movin to Houston and lookin for jeepers/trails be so great to have an idea of where to crawl...
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Dirty, where you moving to?
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Dirty, where you moving to?
Wherever my brother buys his house. Lol somewhere in Houston not sure but told him it had to have a place for my horses and chickens and jeepN trails! Lol He works for sunstate equip.
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Dirty,

I got ya and understand that. There are a lot of places that you can wheel some are private though. You have DSO, TORR, General Sams, and Mudville in the local area.
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I got ya and understand that. There are a lot of places that you can wheel some are private though. You have DSO, TORR, General Sams, and Mudville in the local area.
Cool thank you. I will look those up

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