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Old 11-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Moab Thanksgiving

Alright so Mike had a brilliant Idea. T-Giving Moab! WOOHOO!!!
so we do the thing at home on Thursday and then hit the road Friday Morning. Moab for dinner then Wheel Sat. All Day. Sun. 1/2 day and come home for the monday BS
I may stay and chuck will stay sunday night which would be 2 full days of Wheeling....
who's in?
we're staying here!
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:04 PM   #2
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Crap. I've got some friends that are doing T-Giving in Moab that I initially turned down. May have to reconsider now....

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Old 11-14-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Sounds like a blast. The jeeps about to go under the knife so I'm out for a bit.
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Sounds like a blast. The jeeps about to go under the knife so I'm out for a bit.
Again? What are you doing now?
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Love to go but can't make it guys sorry hope y'all have great fun
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:23 PM   #6
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I have a couple friends that will be there too insanely cool couple and some of their family members. I've run a few trails with them locally as well as in 21rd in grand junction. I doubt I can make but I'm sure Matt and Suzi would love to wheel with you. They have a really nice jl rubi on 35's.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:13 AM   #7
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Again? What are you doing now?
The DW is getting worse. I'm down to shocks -> tires -> screw it time to long arm and pray the wife doesn't kill me.

Yay!
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:59 AM   #8
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Lol. Well if we don't see you in a while we know what happened. Hope you get it figured out man.
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Or my wife kilt me! I told her I'd estimate roughly 6k to rip out the suspension and replace after parts/labor. She didn't look amused. I smiled.
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6k sounds a little pricey. What all is included in that price?
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Either something along the lines of this http://www.genright.com/ProductInfo....T#.UoYu5nm9Kc0

Or a Frankenstein setup with components from genright and no coil over. I'm not sold on coil overs for what I want. Think a resi and bump stops should do. I'm at work so I don't have my list in front of me. I'm semi close to doing a stretch but I dunno how viable it would be for every day life. Would have to move the fuel cell etc.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:57 AM   #12
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The DW is getting worse. I'm down to shocks -> tires -> screw it time to long arm and pray the wife doesn't kill me.

Yay!
Shocks will not be the cause. I'm guessing you already checked steering components ?

I Bet it's the tires...are they old and worn ?

Oh and Chad...I'll be in Moab without my Jeep but I'll hit you up.
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I thought shocks were a long shot. I threw them in there more cause of how much I dislike mine. I've checked steering components had a trusted friend do the same and both came up empty. I'm just worried about getting new tires as I'd jump to 35's from 33's and if tires aren't the issue I think the 35's will just make it worse.

Tires aren't to old and worn but they obviously have use on them. I would add that every time I wheel I rotate/balance them and I can still get the wobble, tho at a very reduced frequency.
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I thought shocks were a long shot. I threw them in there more cause of how much I dislike mine. I've checked steering components had a trusted friend do the same and both came up empty. I'm just worried about getting new tires as I'd jump to 35's from 33's and if tires aren't the issue I think the 35's will just make it worse.

Tires aren't to old and worn but they obviously have use on them. I would add that every time I wheel I rotate/balance them and I can still get the wobble, tho at a very reduced frequency.
Have you checked your toe ?

Also I had a vibration issue with my rear driveshaft...replaced it and vibes were gone. Do you have a SYE ?

What pressure do you run your tires at ?

Sorry for the 20 questions.
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Have you checked your toe ? Also I had a vibration issue with my rear driveshaft...replaced it and vibes were gone. Do you have a SYE ? What pressure do you run your tires at ? Sorry for the 20 questions.
Toe is correct as of last week.

Yes to the sye.

28 is where discount puts them for me.

And seriously ask away.
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How old is your driveshaft ? Mine was less than a year old and since I didn't grease it the joints were shot. Had to get it rebuilt. It was vibrating pretty bad between 20 and 30 mph.

Drop you tire pressure dramatically to around 20 and see what that does...28 on a TJ is way too high.

Steel rims ?

Tie-rod ends ?
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No clue on the driveshaft age. Will do on tire pressure.

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No clue on the driveshaft age. Will do on tire pressure.

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On the driveshaft thing...I could hear the vibration just behind and below me. If your's is an entire vehicle vibe you can probably rule the DS out. I just pulled mine real quick and it rode super smooth. Might be worth a shot.

Ya those TREs should be more than enough.

Check your rims for bends...and maybe one of them threw a weight off or something. Not likely but it happens.
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The vibe is in the front and front only. I can set it off by simply hitting a bump on the right front and being between 35-42 mph. It's about 60% probability.

I'm hoping to change the tire pressure after work and then test it.

This may sound dumb. How would I know if they threw weights? And if that's the case I'm pretty sure that feels very different. Last winter my wife complained that something was wrong with the Audi. It had snow packed in a wheel and was super off. Just melted the snow and it was fine. Not sure if that's the same principal though.
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The vibe is in the front and front only. I can set it off by simply hitting a bump on the right front and being between 35-42 mph. It's about 60% probability.

I'm hoping to change the tire pressure after work and then test it.

This may sound dumb. How would I know if they threw weights? And if that's the case I'm pretty sure that feels very different. Last winter my wife complained that something was wrong with the Audi. It had snow packed in a wheel and was super off. Just melted the snow and it was fine. Not sure if that's the same principal though.
Well if they are stick weights, look on the inside of the rims and see if it looks like one is missing. But if you've had the tires rebalanced then this shouldn't be the case either.

Last thing I would look at it front drive shaft...replace the ujoints and pray that fixes it.

I had death wobble on my last jeep and it took me a few weeks to track it down, so I know your frustration. Thats the main reason I stuck with 2 inches of lift this time around, less things to account for when shit goes down.
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Alrighty then............
The trip will also include Monday 1/2 day of wheeling for me. I just got approved for PTO
so that means travel friday/short run......Saturday full day of wheelin......Sunday full day of wheelin.....Monday short run in the am/travel..........Gonna be a great way to give thanks!!!
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A-hem Chadly. #1 rule of wrangler forum: Thou shalt not hijack a hijacked thread. What you planning on running?
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This was one of the better hijacks I've seen.
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Again? What are you doing now?
Justin just had to ask...

Sorry chad . I'll buy you a beer in Moab.
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Sorry.
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Back on topic...Check your front driveshaft u-joints.
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Alrighty then............ The trip will also include Monday 1/2 day of wheeling for me. I just got approved for PTO so that means travel friday/short run......Saturday full day of wheelin......Sunday full day of wheelin.....Monday short run in the am/travel..........Gonna be a great way to give thanks!!!
What time you thinking about leaving on Friday...Chad?

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