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07-22-2013 10:58 PM
robmcbee
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Originally Posted by ChaiseYJ View Post
I live in Wanaque nj. Passaic county
.... a bit far from me but Im sure someone local would help you out, the things that need to be done aren't that difficult but having some one with experience to help is always a plus.... Good luck with your build, my first jeep was the biggest POS I've ever had...... It only gets better
07-22-2013 10:40 PM
RednekYJ No offense, I hate northern jersey. Aside from Hoboken.
07-22-2013 08:43 PM
ChaiseYJ I live in Wanaque nj. Passaic county
07-22-2013 05:31 PM
Jeeptrd Chaise I'm in the Edison area in nj if you need a hand with any of this let me know
07-22-2013 04:08 PM
robmcbee Chaise, Where do you live? I'm sure someone near you would be willing to help you w/ these issues. I know I would just for safety sake....

X2 on this thing having been lifted and brought back down, but if its this dangerous on the return can you imagine what the lifted version looked like?
07-22-2013 04:04 PM
robmcbee
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Originally Posted by wasomma View Post
Dude wtf is going on with your rear end!!!

lol that's what we been sayin...
07-22-2013 01:23 PM
wasomma Dude wtf is going on with your rear end!!!
07-22-2013 01:23 PM
OverkillYJ 87 95 Jeep Wrangler Rear Back U Bolt Spring Plate Set Dana 35 Axle YJ | eBay

That is the part you should have, along with some new U Bolts just to be safe. It looks like someone stuck home made spacers on the bottom of yours for some stupid reason.
07-22-2013 01:22 PM
OverkillYJ
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Originally Posted by ChaiseYJ View Post
Wait so I should just take those off... Or is there more to it
Just take them off and get the stock plates. The plates have a little hole in the center of them that the pin on the springs lins up with to keep your axle center. That is what he is talking about. If those blocks do not have those little holes to keep it centered your rear axle might not even be aligned with your frame correctly.
07-22-2013 11:46 AM
ChaiseYJ
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Originally Posted by JeepAddOns-Chris View Post
I know those rear blocks have been mentioned, but those are what concern me the most in this whole setup. Yes, the steering stabilizer is in a totally screwy location, but what's really dangerous on this rig is that rear end.

The spring packs have what is called a centering pin in the middle of them. They locate your spring pack on the perch of the axle. Then your u-bolt plate has a hole in the middle of it that the pin comes through. That box tube is just flat out dangerous. Before I touched another thing on that Jeep, I would get that fixed first.
Wait so I should just take those off... Or is there more to it
07-22-2013 10:51 AM
JeepAddOns-Chris I know those rear blocks have been mentioned, but those are what concern me the most in this whole setup. Yes, the steering stabilizer is in a totally screwy location, but what's really dangerous on this rig is that rear end.

The spring packs have what is called a centering pin in the middle of them. They locate your spring pack on the perch of the axle. Then your u-bolt plate has a hole in the middle of it that the pin comes through. That box tube is just flat out dangerous. Before I touched another thing on that Jeep, I would get that fixed first.
07-22-2013 10:33 AM
amerdt4 You "should" be able to do it by hand . Nothing a breaker bar can't take care of . If you don't have a breaker bar , a pipe on the end of a socket wrench or wrench can do the job . The only bolts I have ever NEEDED an impact gun for is the main eye bolts ,and even then I ended up cutting them . An investment of PB blaster is always a smart choice . Happy wrenching !
07-22-2013 10:00 AM
ChaiseYJ Can I use just plain old tools to move that steering shock or do I need the air powered tools
07-22-2013 09:28 AM
amerdt4 That bracket circled in red looks like the remnants of an after market steering stabilizer(take it off) . My guess is that this was lifted at some point but brought back down for some reason . First thing get rid of those blocks and get some shorter u-bolts . The steering stabilizer is now bolted to the front track bar bracket . That needs to come out and be bolted to the hole in front of the passenger side spring perch .
07-22-2013 09:17 AM
robmcbee
07-22-2013 09:08 AM
OverkillYJ You are missing your swaybar. You also have your rear trackbar in which will make it ride pretty rough in the rear. Your breather hose for the axle also looks like it is hanging.

That swaybar has a lot to do with it I bet. You can drive without one, but it depends on what type of lift you have. I cant for example unless I am going a short distance. Otherwise when I hit a big pothole I have to hang on a correct it quick. If your springs are soft and you have no swaybar it will feel like you are going to lose control over 40mph.

Also get that front end up off the ground and start pulling on everything. You will find if anything is loose when is starts making a knocking noise usually.
07-22-2013 08:59 AM
robmcbee
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Originally Posted by ChaiseYJ View Post

Yeah.... that's just wrong
07-21-2013 05:48 PM
RednekYJ Looks like the stabilizer is boltet to the axle where the front track bar should be. This is how it should be

07-21-2013 05:32 PM
RednekYJ Steering stabilizer is not correct. It should be parallel with the tie rod. You have more than a few issues there. Get some new u bolts, and fix that stabilizer. Look for play in the front end by having someone cycle the steering while you are watching it. Also jack up the front and try to wiggle the tire at top and bottom and left and right. Play at 3&9 indicates worn tierod ends. 12&6 would be ball joints.
07-21-2013 05:17 PM
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07-21-2013 02:05 AM
indirocz28 You can buy new U bolts at almost any auto parts store.

But if those front springs are lift springs, and the rears are stock, well, then you're going to be sitting funny and un drivable.
07-21-2013 12:49 AM
POS YJ
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Originally Posted by 1st87yj View Post
Theres more than one way to skin a cat...that aint one of em. Sorry bud but those blocks gotta go. Dosent take much to do it, take 4 nuts off bottom, remove U-bolt and block. Cut U-bolt to length (hacksaw). Reinstall!
Except there aren't enough threads on the u-bolt to do that. You need new u-bolts and make sure those are the right spring plates.

For the death wobble, check all of your tie rod and drag link ends. A steering stabilizer or shock will not fix your problem.
07-21-2013 12:22 AM
petercass88 check out this video, I get death wobble when i hit a pothole on only 1 side of the vehicle and this video certainly is informative on what to look for to correct the issue. It isnt the holy grail but it is good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVJx8buTE8I
07-21-2013 12:12 AM
1st87yj
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Originally Posted by ChaiseYJ View Post

I'm not sure what that looks like but above the front axle there's a shock that's on a diagonal \
Yup that's it. Not sure if its good or not but have that front end checked. And remove those trac bars like Allmud said....way better ride.
07-20-2013 11:53 PM
ChaiseYJ
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Originally Posted by 1st87yj View Post

Have a shop ck front end parts, tires and bslance. Does it have a steering stabilizer shock?
I'm not sure what that looks like but above the front axle there's a shock that's on a diagonal \
07-20-2013 11:49 PM
1st87yj
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Originally Posted by ChaiseYJ View Post
So I'm thinking this is what I do. Get a wheel balance to see if that will help I definitely need new shocks. But idk what I have to buy. Can I buy just the shocks . Do u guys have any recommendations cheap. Maybe I should get new leaf springs but my biggest concern right now is there sever death wobble
Have a shop ck front end parts, tires and bslance. Does it have a steering stabilizer shock?
07-20-2013 11:28 PM
ChaiseYJ So I'm thinking this is what I do. Get a wheel balance to see if that will help I definitely need new shocks. But idk what I have to buy. Can I buy just the shocks . Do u guys have any recommendations cheap. Maybe I should get new leaf springs but my biggest concern right now is there sever death wobble
07-20-2013 09:04 PM
indirocz28 Aaaannnnd thats why I bought a stock one. Lol!!
07-20-2013 08:42 PM
robmcbee wow.... and I thought my P.O. had no idea what he was doing.... with that setup those blocks are useless and providing NO lift... Unfortunate for us as used jeep owners this is the kind of thing we run into. Good luck and the only way to learn is to ask questions and get your hands dirty.
07-20-2013 07:07 PM
indirocz28 Looks like they put lift springs on the front, and kept stock springs in the rear, thinking " hey, I'll throw some blocks in there and call it good".

I hope you don't have much in it. Plan on spending a bit of $ to fix stuff the right way.

If you have any questions, this is a great forum to ask.
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