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Today 08:27 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by JPi1 View Post
So jeep installs steering dampeners on new jeeps because they have extra parts laying around and they add that sophisticated look?
Stan tell me how you would diagnose his death wobble, such as the steps. After you give us your incite, I'll explain why you should NOT need a steering dampener.
Today 07:39 AM
JPi1
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Oh I totally agree the factory setups are a rich shy away from death wobble but Doug's jeep I went thru the front end and found some worn parts that are causing it. Going to a crossover style steering is the best route, and I believe TJs, XJs, ZJs, and LJs came with an inverted y-link which if done correctly isn't that bad. Once you lift it and cause a steep angle on the drag link you're screwed. Adding a beefy steering stabilizer or hydro assist will just hide worn parts, masking issues instead of fixing the worn parts. A correctly set up steering doesn't need a dampener.
So jeep installs steering dampeners on new jeeps because they have extra parts laying around and they add that sophisticated look?
Today 12:13 AM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by aw12345 View Post
The factory Jeep steering is a bandaid when the Jeep gets lifted and Zombie is right for once. Hydroassist is about the best steering dampner out there that money can by and guess what it makes steering a ton easier in the rocks. True hi steer makes a lot of this death wobble crap go away. I guees the stock Jeep steering is called inverted T and it's setup doesn't like it all that much when you make the angle of the draglink steeper. Look at YJ's they hardly ever suffer from death wobble
Oh I totally agree the factory setups are a rich shy away from death wobble but Doug's jeep I went thru the front end and found some worn parts that are causing it. Going to a crossover style steering is the best route, and I believe TJs, XJs, ZJs, and LJs came with an inverted y-link which if done correctly isn't that bad. Once you lift it and cause a steep angle on the drag link you're screwed. Adding a beefy steering stabilizer or hydro assist will just hide worn parts, masking issues instead of fixing the worn parts. A correctly set up steering doesn't need a dampener.
Today 12:06 AM
Lab Lover The emergency phone call from my daughter tonight had me thinking it was baby time. Unfortunately it was due to her beloved dog Flash being horribly injured. Looks like he was chasing something on the property and got caught on something, his entire side was ripped open. Thank god no internal organs were hit. A night stay at the emergency ER, a lot of stitches and $1,000. vet bill and he will be okay. Now to see if all the excitement causes Amanda to
go into labor. I think I better get some sleep while I have a chance.
Yesterday 11:55 PM
aw12345
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post
Bandaid and cause more damage?
The factory Jeep steering is a bandaid when the Jeep gets lifted and Zombie is right for once. Hydroassist is about the best steering dampner out there that money can by and guess what it makes steering a ton easier in the rocks.
True hi steer makes a lot of this death wobble crap go away. I guees the stock Jeep steering is called inverted T and it's setup doesn't like it all that much when you make the angle of the draglink steeper. Look at YJ's they hardly ever suffer from death wobble
Yesterday 09:39 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
Death wobble is to complicated of a subject for me. I'm gonna go make a "everything burrito"
It's not that bad, he's got a heim on the track bar that's toast, the mounting holes are a little ovaled, drag link ends(that one is pretty shot the other is starting to go out), and that's about it. There are very easy ways to diagnose this stuff if you know what you're looking at and understand it.
Yesterday 09:34 PM
Ditchdoc
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
Death wobble? Install hydro assist.
Death wobble is to complicated of a subject for me. I'm gonna go make a "everything burrito"
Yesterday 07:24 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by iwaxmyjimmy View Post

bandaid and cause more damage?
Yesterday 07:07 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
Death wobble? Install hydro assist.
Bandaid and cause more damage?
Yesterday 06:51 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
It sucks having a broken jeep. Just spent 3 hours underneath the front making sure everything was tight. I can't go over 35 without getting a major death wobble. Got everything tightened up and it's still doing it I'm hearing a loud popping noise coming from my track bar when I turn left and it moves about a quarter of an inch so I'm guessing that joint is shot. I'm out of guesses at this point.
Since we are on the subject I have a little popping noise from the d/s front when I make a r/h turn.
Yesterday 06:50 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
It sucks having a broken jeep. Just spent 3 hours underneath the front making sure everything was tight. I can't go over 35 without getting a major death wobble. Got everything tightened up and it's still doing it I'm hearing a loud popping noise coming from my track bar when I turn left and it moves about a quarter of an inch so I'm guessing that joint is shot. I'm out of guesses at this point.
Death wobble? Install hydro assist.
Yesterday 06:34 PM
Lab Lover It's gross and humid here too I thought it would be better at home vs. work, but it's not. It's not supposed to be like this here, this humidity stuff is for the other States! We aren't equipped for heat around here, no AC. Luckily I bought one of those little portable units a couple months ago and I'm solar because this puppy has been going 24-7 over the last week, lol.
Yesterday 06:12 PM
Ditchdoc Anybody here spent time in Diego Garcia?
Yesterday 06:08 PM
Ditchdoc I like humid weather. Air so thick you have to chew it.
Yesterday 06:07 PM
JeepHerz Uck. Feels like I am back in Cincinnati. Moved for a reason.....(ok, many).
Yesterday 06:07 PM
Ditchdoc Wow, it's that slow. We are talking about the weather. Humid here in the oc. Looks like we are moving this week and the person that bought my house has a yj
Yesterday 06:06 PM
RKCWLER It's humid everywhere, in SoCal.
Yesterday 05:35 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Ditchdoc View Post
What's new in the neighborhood?
It's humid in the desert right now lol
Yesterday 05:12 PM
Ditchdoc What's new in the neighborhood?
Yesterday 04:29 PM
iwaxmyjimmy
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Originally Posted by Dougzin View Post
It sucks having a broken jeep. Just spent 3 hours underneath the front making sure everything was tight. I can't go over 35 without getting a major death wobble. Got everything tightened up and it's still doing it I'm hearing a loud popping noise coming from my track bar when I turn left and it moves about a quarter of an inch so I'm guessing that joint is shot. I'm out of guesses at this point.
If it's moving that much it can cause it. We will check it out tonight.
Yesterday 03:47 PM
Dougzin It sucks having a broken jeep. Just spent 3 hours underneath the front making sure everything was tight. I can't go over 35 without getting a major death wobble. Got everything tightened up and it's still doing it I'm hearing a loud popping noise coming from my track bar when I turn left and it moves about a quarter of an inch so I'm guessing that joint is shot. I'm out of guesses at this point.
Yesterday 03:09 PM
Lab Lover Well Mike got a couple more projects done on the BB house, now we wait for flooring on the 6,7 & 8th of August. With that out of the way, Amanda can feel free to have that baby any time this week

I have not scheduled anything or made any appointments so my schedule is open. I need to schedule my 30,000 service on the Jeep, but I know as soon a I drop it she will call!
Yesterday 02:43 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post

You're right Zombie- glass half full right?
Yesterday 01:54 PM
JeepHerz
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Originally Posted by Zombiehunta666 View Post
At least they didn't leave a rag down one of the cylinders when the head was off.
You're right Zombie- glass half full right?
Yesterday 01:08 PM
Zombiehunta666
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
So in the process of putting in my power steering pump and cooler- my husband discovered that Norco Jeep managed to only fasten one clip and one bolt on my entire intake manifold when they replaced my head. Didn't tighten the clamp to the throttle body one turn. Fantastic....
And the strange noise/exhaust leak they couldn't find? Missing a bolt on the exhaust manifold. Right on top. Adrian took off the battery tray and it was plain as day. Even better....
At least they didn't leave a rag down one of the cylinders when the head was off.
Yesterday 12:45 PM
Socaltrailrider
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Originally Posted by JeepHerz View Post
So in the process of putting in my power steering pump and cooler- my husband discovered that Norco Jeep managed to only fasten one clip and one bolt on my entire intake manifold when they replaced my head. Didn't tighten the clamp to the throttle body one turn. Fantastic....
And the strange noise/exhaust leak they couldn't find? Missing a bolt on the exhaust manifold. Right on top. Adrian took off the battery tray and it was plain as day. Even better....
Oh wow now that wasn't professional coming from a dealership... Hmmm that makes you wonder how many other repairs have they cheated on in the past
Yesterday 12:40 PM
JeepHerz So in the process of putting in my power steering pump and cooler- my husband discovered that Norco Jeep managed to only fasten one clip and one bolt on my entire intake manifold when they replaced my head. Didn't tighten the clamp to the throttle body one turn. Fantastic....
And the strange noise/exhaust leak they couldn't find? Missing a bolt on the exhaust manifold. Right on top. Adrian took off the battery tray and it was plain as day. Even better....
Yesterday 12:00 PM
jeff_in_rc Thanks Serg, it drove me nuts for a long time.
Yesterday 11:56 AM
Serg5000
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Originally Posted by jeff_in_rc View Post
FINALLY got the spacers installed on the rear springs and now the jeep sits level. That and the "clunk" has gone away! Woo hoo!
Glad you took care of. Nothing more annoying than a clunk.
Yesterday 11:44 AM
jeff_in_rc FINALLY got the spacers installed on the rear springs and now the jeep sits level. That and the "clunk" has gone away! Woo hoo!
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