Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum > Tail waddle

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Tail waddle Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
03-22-2013 09:43 AM
elclipo From my very little experience, the links could be an issue. In my case, my steering issue was a combination of bad bushings (read no bushing) on the links, as well as low tire pressure and front end misalignment. I also have stock control arms which have reduced my caster and therefore am still having some issues but nowhere near the level it was before.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Neil F. View Post
Also keep in mind, there is a sold rear axle with a track bar. Any vertical movement of the axle is going to result in a horizontal side/side movement of the axle.
This makes perfect sense

Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenservices View Post
make sure you don't have a low rear tire as well. Keep 'em the same psi...
Last I check (weekend) they were even but they might be on the low side though at around 25psi.
03-22-2013 09:39 AM
dbenjamin271 they appear to be factory i havent actually measured them i will do that tonight.
03-22-2013 09:27 AM
00TJSport I'm guessing with your 4 inch lift...if you have stock links, you're going to have issues. Just my opinion. Other guys on here will be able to tell you more.
03-22-2013 09:09 AM
dbenjamin271 ive got the same problem sort of..just purchased a 2000 wrangler with a 4in skyjacker lift,33 bfg mud terrains..At speeds its all over the road..thought it was the steering dampner so i bought a new one and it still does it..all sway bars are connected but look to be factory..shocks are superlift. Not sure where to go with it?New shocks or try aftermarket sway bar links????
03-22-2013 08:40 AM
sevenservices make sure you don't have a low rear tire as well. Keep 'em the same psi...
03-22-2013 07:58 AM
Neil F. Also keep in mind, there is a sold rear axle with a track bar. Any vertical movement of the axle is going to result in a horizontal side/side movement of the axle.
03-22-2013 07:49 AM
00TJSport I'll have to check mine this weekend. Thanks. I recently lifted it 3.25 in., but it did it before that.
03-21-2013 08:32 PM
Hiatus83 Or maybe your rear trackbar bracket ripped off ur rear axle mine did that actually before I even had a lift
03-21-2013 07:00 PM
Hiatus83 Mine had been doing this after my lift had been on for a little, just rechecked all control arms my rear two were lose after tightening haven noticed the waggle.so control arm bolt could be under tightened or you need new bushings
03-21-2013 03:07 PM
elclipo Thanks for the responses. I'll try to get a video of it later on today. I'm also going to put it on jackstands on Saturday to check everything out underneath before going jeeping on Sunday.
03-21-2013 02:12 PM
freeskier Pretty sure all jeeps do this because the shocks in stock location are in boarded. I know mine does it, usually people who outboard their shocks notice this tail wag goes away.

If it's an excessive amount of wag though it could be our track bar bushings.
03-21-2013 02:05 PM
00TJSport
Quote:
Originally Posted by elclipo View Post
When I hit bumps at an angle, like driving up to my driveway or a speedbump, the tail of the Jeep waddles. I would expect some movement but mine seems to be a bit excessive (compared to the front) and it makes noises like hitting a limit of some kind. I don't know how else to explain it.

Could it be the control arm bushings or the track bar? How can I check those, lift the jeep and shake them?
I think I'm having the same issue as you. I always thought it was a Jeep thing, since this is my very first one. Anxious to see what people say about it.
03-21-2013 01:59 PM
rketr Pictures / videos / etc would help visualize this.

Do you have a lift on the rig? Anything appear loose?

Stand outside and have somebody drive it over a given known-to-cause-the-problem bump or driveway. Take notes of what you see, or better, take a video of it.

My first thought is of my brother...he had a lift installed and one of the brackets they put on ended up being too close to his frame. His rear passenger side now only has about 1" of vertical separation before the bracket clunks the frame. Not good on a 4.5" lift...
03-21-2013 11:10 AM
elclipo
Tail waddle

When I hit bumps at an angle, like driving up to my driveway or a speedbump, the tail of the Jeep waddles. I would expect some movement but mine seems to be a bit excessive (compared to the front) and it makes noises like hitting a limit of some kind. I don't know how else to explain it.

Could it be the control arm bushings or the track bar? How can I check those, lift the jeep and shake them?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC