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06-21-2008 07:16 AM
Gary1129 Tractor suppy has decent tow strap resonable....I have a 30 foot 30K strap I got from them that has been used many times.....I think it was 60 bucks...Ive seen metal hooks go thru windshields, grills,radiators etc..they are a killer....Gary
06-21-2008 07:11 AM
Scout
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First off absolutely do not get a tow strap with hooks. Go on our local board www.azvirtualjeepclub.com and just ask in the wanted section if anyone has any front or rear stock tow hooks. Then get your self a strap like this.



Second off. What you experienced was Death Wobble not Bump Steer. Bump Steer will not make you feel like you just shit yourself in your own vehicle. Start off by making sure that all of your front suspension bolts are tight. Upper and lower control arms, trac bar (especially at the axle end), Steering components...... If that doesn't fix it then have the tires balanced again. Odds are that one of those scenarios is what is causing your problem.
Exactly^^. Get one of your friends to sit in the drivers seat and move the steering wheel back and forth while you look at the steering components. Have them slowly move the wheel back and forth and look and feel for anything that isn't right. You'll find your problem if you try all of this.
06-21-2008 01:47 AM
RatherBNarizona ahh alrighty
I'm going to go through everything one by one until I find the problem
I'll start with an alignment
06-21-2008 01:45 AM
distortedtj
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.......are your tire's balanced....
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Originally Posted by RatherBNmexico View Post
yes
the reason i asked is Tire's tend to get a little..unbalanced after offroading
06-21-2008 01:32 AM
1BLKJP First off absolutely do not get a tow strap with hooks. Go on our local board www.azvirtualjeepclub.com and just ask in the wanted section if anyone has any front or rear stock tow hooks. Then get your self a strap like this.



Second off. What you experienced was Death Wobble not Bump Steer. Bump Steer will not make you feel like you just shit yourself in your own vehicle. Start off by making sure that all of your front suspension bolts are tight. Upper and lower control arms, trac bar (especially at the axle end), Steering components...... If that doesn't fix it then have the tires balanced again. Odds are that one of those scenarios is what is causing your problem.
06-21-2008 01:17 AM
RatherBNarizona yes
06-21-2008 01:16 AM
distortedtj .......are your tire's balanced....
06-21-2008 01:05 AM
RatherBNarizona I thought i only needed a drop pitman arm if it was lifting 4 inches or higher?
should i get an alignment too?
06-21-2008 01:02 AM
ccain
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I just got a new steering stablizer a couple months ago (around 3 I think)
Hmmm... Well then it has to be the pitman arm, unless you're loosin a balljoint or something.
06-21-2008 01:02 AM
RatherBNarizona lol thanks
good advice

how long do steering stablizers usually last? I just got it!
06-21-2008 01:01 AM
yjwrangler throw the jep away and buy a yj
06-21-2008 12:59 AM
RatherBNarizona I just got a new steering stablizer a couple months ago (around 3 I think)
06-21-2008 12:57 AM
ccain My TJ did that. I had the drop pitman arm. But my steering stabilizer was shot. I found out the hard way not to forget about a new stabilizer when you lift it!

Got a nice heavy Rancho and it fixed it up.
06-21-2008 12:38 AM
yjwrangler you need the drop pitman. go ask tiny or ccain or jpdocdave about it, they know more than me, but if i were you i would get that pitman arm, a grand cherokee one would suffice, loval junkyard?? like i said i never ran into the problem, ask them..pm something like that
06-21-2008 12:36 AM
RatherBNarizona nope
I didn't think I needed it since it was a 3 inch lift
I am confused whether it is bump steer or the DW
tonight I couldn't control the vehicle, it scared me
06-21-2008 12:34 AM
yjwrangler well it is when your steering geometry is all ferkud up... do you have a drop pitman arm?
06-21-2008 12:33 AM
RatherBNarizona my buddy
I just looked it up, how do I fix it? the tie rod? I'm confused
06-21-2008 12:32 AM
yjwrangler who did your lift?
06-21-2008 12:31 AM
RatherBNarizona no
whats that?
06-21-2008 12:30 AM
yjwrangler are you familiar with bump steer
06-21-2008 12:27 AM
RatherBNarizona yeah 3 inch Full traction lift with 32 inch BFG A/T's
06-21-2008 12:25 AM
yjwrangler umm are you lifted????
06-21-2008 12:19 AM
RatherBNarizona alrighty thanks

ANOTHER QUICK QUESTION please!
I got a huge wobble tonight, I drove off the road. Could it be because my alignment is off? I went over a bump at 55 mph and all hell broke loose. It started swaying side to side, and I had to slam on the brakes and stop. Could it be because of alignment? I have felt that when I slow down it sways left (I know that is because of the alignment)
06-20-2008 05:12 PM
Scout Try to find someone selling factory tow hooks and you'll be set. Otherwise you'll need an aftermarket bumper with weld through shackle tabs.
06-20-2008 04:07 PM
RatherBNarizona no I don't know where the factory tow hook are, they weren't on the Jeep when I got it
thanks guys!
06-20-2008 04:00 PM
bpowa walmart sells a 20' strap for 20 bucks..
06-20-2008 03:37 PM
Scout Do you still have your factory tow hooks?
06-20-2008 03:35 PM
Scout Yep. You need one like this: http://www.quadratec.com/products/92144_502.htm

If the strap breaks under load it's going to sling that metal hook right back at you. Without the metal hook it will unload and fall straight to the ground (hopefully).
06-20-2008 03:32 PM
RatherBNarizona yeah thats what I thought
just wondering, why should I get closed loop ends instead of metal hooks? wouldn't it be easier to put the hook on the shackes?
06-20-2008 03:31 PM
Scout First of all DO NOT get a strap with metal hooks. Get a strap with closed loop ends and use a 3/4 inch or bigger shackle. Also, 5k is not near big enough. Get a strap rated for at least 20,000 pounds.
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