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Old 11-26-2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Exclamation "Death Wobble" jeep jk 08

Can somone please help!.....i have an 08 jk dr4dr 3.5 inch lift with 35's and i have some serious issues with "death Wobble" and i really really need to find a GOOD mechanic in the LA area ( or beyond) that can fix this for me, i have had a few local people try and tackle this only to have it come back 2-3 months later!.....please help!!!!!!!

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Old 11-26-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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If Yucaipa isn't too far, take it to JPI.

Did you replace the driveshafts? The OEM DS's need to be replaced if going above 2.5". Definitely the front, maybe rear too at that height.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Replaced with which one?
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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Replaced with which one?
I replaced my front with a JE Reel 1310.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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drive shafts for the "Death Wobble" ?? frnts i did replace Drive shaft rears you can get away with stock DS but the wobble is in the front suspension
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:04 PM   #6
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How much are you wheeling? I thought it was interesting that you said that it comes back after a few months... any chance you are killing the steering stabilizer? I've gone through a couple of them (damn rocks seek that bastard out) and every time it gets nailed, I find myself death wobbling not too long after.

Just a thought... The guys at JPi will fix it right up though, no question there. Just gotta get out to Yucaipa.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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did you check your front trac bar? #1 cause of DW.

have you checked and torqued all bolts of your front suspension?

this may help if you haven't seen it already.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dia...les-78034.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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first off let me say thanks guys for your input, i have replaced the front track bar/ knuckle / ball joints / streering stabalizer etc etc etc!.....im about to see this f----- jeep !!! i do zero off roading and i have this wobble that feeles like the jeep is going to flip over at anything over 45mpg my wife wont drive anymore and im limited to streets only , no frwys!...yes ive taken it in to 2 places where they "fix" it then 2-3 months later i can hit smthing minor in the road and that will set off the Death wobble, ...1/2 of the mechanics say its the tires if there past 1/2 there life , and the 1/2 say its torqing of bolts (which i belive may be more what it is) at this point id love to find somone that would say "oh yes been there done that and i know what it is!" i need a mechanic!! my jeep looks awsome and i really hate to have to sell but i cant keep and drive smthing thats not safe!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #9
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first off let me say thanks guys for your input, i have replaced the front track bar/ knuckle / ball joints / streering stabalizer etc etc etc!.....im about to see this f----- jeep !!! i do zero off roading and i have this wobble that feeles like the jeep is going to flip over at anything over 45mpg my wife wont drive anymore and im limited to streets only , no frwys!...yes ive taken it in to 2 places where they "fix" it then 2-3 months later i can hit smthing minor in the road and that will set off the Death wobble, ...1/2 of the mechanics say its the tires if there past 1/2 there life , and the 1/2 say its torqing of bolts (which i belive may be more what it is) at this point id love to find somone that would say "oh yes been there done that and i know what it is!" i need a mechanic!! my jeep looks awsome and i really hate to have to sell but i cant keep and drive smthing thats not safe!
Are you sure it isn't the track bar? I don't know about JK's but I've heard of TJ's where the hole gets oblonged. Have someone steer while you check it out.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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grt ! thankx i will show that to the mechanic that i have used when i take it in to him next week, but you would think i wouldnt have to right?...lol........also im gonna have him change the bolts from 14 mm to the 9/16 shown in the video; Diagnosing Death Wobble and Fixing Non-DW Shimmies and Wobbles
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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Ya remove the track bar and check the holes, if they are oval u have a problem there
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #12
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will do!!!....its such a shame its an 08' Vehicle and should drive like a semi new car and honestly were 9me n the wife) so exhausted and disapointed that we are just so ready to sell , ive put alot! of money into getting this jeep to look so awsome and we can even drive it!.......what a let down and i cant belive that its such a Mystery to the Mechanics here in LA ! you guys are awsome thanks for any and all input!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:40 PM   #13
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Ya dw sucks most of us have dealt with it, I have before. You just have to go thru and check everything and you will find it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #14
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I feel your pain. I had bad DW on my 08. I was getting it as a combo of poorly worn (cupped) tires + worn TrackBar Heim joint. I ended up doing a full front end rebuild (Knuckles, Ball Joints, Tie Rod, DragLink, Trackbar Mounts, etc) as the DW got so bad I shook/wore everything loose. You definitely want to fix it before you keep tearing things up!
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:34 PM   #15
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What's the maker of ur lift & tires?...did ur new lift include new adjustable links?...if so have u had a 4wheel aliment done?....do u know the caster? Caster helps ur front end find center....if ur front axle isn't setup square and with the right amount of caster ur jeep will behave very badly ...
Just a few commonly overlooked things that can cause ur issues
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