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12-30-2012 09:46 AM
4Jeepn I would spend the money and get a front adjustable track bar, and put it back in the factory location. My guess is your drilled hole will be a future issue as well. for the stock location make sure the hole is not out of round as well and perhaps sleeve the bolt if you can somehow to aid in it not deforming the holes.
12-30-2012 09:25 AM
Water Dog
Originally Posted by Mypantera View Post
Dont waste your money on a front end alignment. You can very easily do this yourself by following the link above.
That's fine for toe in, but does nothing for resetting caster.
12-30-2012 08:33 AM
Mypantera Dont waste your money on a front end alignment. You can very easily do this yourself by following the link above. I did mine by myself and it drives perfectly and other then my steering wheel being a little bit off which I will fix once there isnt 2 feet of snow on the ground. A loose front track bar would definitely cause a wobble so it sounds like you found the culprit!
12-29-2012 09:52 PM
BIGWRANGLER88 I didn't have anything to break the bolts loose on the transfer case to put the drop kit on. Also goin on Monday.
12-29-2012 09:49 PM
BIGWRANGLER88 Update---front track bar had play in it. Check torque of bolt and it wasn't tight enough so I re torqued it to spec. Loosened control arms and re- torqued them. Alignment is going to be done on Monday.
12-29-2012 08:12 PM
Water Dog It is most likely your toe in, if you haven't corrected it yet. A suspension lift will significantly change it. Get it aligned.
12-29-2012 04:23 PM
thedaringmove What lift? I think we need to make sure you installed a transfer case drop or motor mount lift
12-29-2012 04:14 PM
Rolly32 Since you drilled a new hole for the track bar, I assume you didn't get a new track bar. How did the bushing look on the stock track bar? That was the culprit to my death wobble. From the naked eye I thought my bushing was great but when I put new bushings in my death wobble stopped. I haven't had the death wobble since then.
12-29-2012 03:18 PM
Rolf Does not spund like bumpsteer to me either. My money is on DW. The first things to check and do: alignment, check the trackbar and mount on the axle side - there should be 0 sideways movement, loosen all 4 front control arms and torque them to spec.
12-29-2012 11:49 AM
Originally Posted by wattapunk View Post
although it may not look right, the tire size shouldn't have cause your issues .
i got the lift and just couldnt wait for the tires.....well thats one thing i can check off the list of possibilities....
12-29-2012 11:45 AM
Wattapunk Although it may not look right, the tire size shouldn't have cause your issues .
12-29-2012 11:34 AM
BIGWRANGLER88 Running stock tires (215/75r15) and wheel so it waiting for my 33" to come in... Could that aslo play into effect? (just thought of this)
12-29-2012 11:07 AM
Wattapunk Definitely should have check/corrected the toe in after the lift. I would have someone turn the wheel back/forth while you look underneath for loose play. Make sure the trackbar axle side is torqued to 55 ft/lbs for the stock bolt. Toe in specs is in the link and steering wheel fix is also in the link.

Here's a DIY alignment :
12-29-2012 11:03 AM
BIGWRANGLER88 Is there any specs. I should go by for the lift when doin the alignmnet?
I know my steering wheel is way off center.
12-29-2012 10:50 AM
Patrick H
Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
Bumpsteer not death wobble. Trackbar is loose is the lucky problem.
felt like it was going to shake apart!
That doesn't sound like bump steer.

To the OP, check your caster and toe in, if every component is tight.
12-29-2012 10:47 AM
Originally Posted by nick50471 View Post
bumpsteer not death wobble. Trackbar is loose is the lucky problem.
huh? Whats the differnce between the to...? I had to drill a new mounting hole for it...
12-29-2012 10:31 AM
B-wils-TJ I would start by getting an alignment if you haven't already
12-29-2012 10:24 AM
nick50471 Bumpsteer not death wobble. Trackbar is loose is the lucky problem.
12-29-2012 09:46 AM
99 tj help -- new lift--

Installed a 3.5 lift on my jeep last night. Everything seemed fine till the ride in this morning. Hit a pot hole around 55mph and it felt like it was going to shake apart!.... Aka death wobble...i double checked everything befor i put the wheels back on....not sure were to start looking....

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