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03-23-2014 08:21 AM
jmartinb THE RETURN OF THE DW!

No DW since I installed new factory 18" wheels and tires and went to Adams Jeep for an inspection.

As a refresher, installed TF Leveling Kit, Rancho 9000 shocks and SS, monster track bar, TF adjustable front and read arms and Grade 8 bolt kit. This is my DD with no offroading.

Took Jeep to original dealership for oil change and tire rotation (only 6K on this new tire and wheel set).

DW came back with a vengeance. Can't drive over 60mph...if I do and hit a bump, DW happens. Also happens at a lower speed but less frequently.

Going back to dealership and have a sit down with Service Manager.

No clue as to what's causing this now and why suddenly after a tire rotation. Have had no issues for 6 months.

TIA for any help.
Jeff
01-11-2014 08:48 PM
DrinkHoppyAles
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Originally Posted by Jeep Nurse View Post
Here's my 2 cents ...

Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit with Bilstein HD Shocks for 0-2" lift, and Steering Damper

285/70-17 Firestone Destination MT on Procomp 1069 w/4.75" backspace

I think it's a perfect combination. Smooth ride, improved handling, better control on forest roads .. Haven't done any heavy wheeling yet but speed bumps are no match!

This was a strippo Sport with steel wheels. I got a solid 2" in the front and 1" in the back.
Your stance looks great.

How do you like the 1069s? I will be ordering a Billet JK Sport with Half Doors and want Duratrac 285/75/17. I want aftermarket wheels with the right back spacing for the tires. I like black wheels but I think it may be too much with the black fenders and just see so many black wheels. I have been looking at silver wheels and really like the 1069s but am worried they are too shiny. Don't want the chrome look. I thought about steel wheels but I've heard there could be problems with those.
11-10-2013 07:11 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by 2013 gecko View Post
Just found this thread. I just purchased this kit and now having second thoughts on installing after reading this thread. I have bumpers and a winch and was looking for a little lift and this seemed to be a good option, but after reading this I'm now having second thoughts.

Now if I do decide to use this is there any other items that are a must? One in particular is an adjustable track bar, should I get one? Adjustable CA's, are they necessary?
you won't need an adjustable track bar or control arms. You might want to add spacers from the get go to save redoing it a few weeks later when they sag. I liked how mine drove both on and off road but was disappointed in total lift after it settled and that was without any additional weight.
11-09-2013 11:06 PM
2013 gecko Just found this thread. I just purchased this kit and now having second thoughts on installing after reading this thread. I have bumpers and a winch and was looking for a little lift and this seemed to be a good option, but after reading this I'm now having second thoughts.

Now if I do decide to use this is there any other items that are a must? One in particular is an adjustable track bar, should I get one? Adjustable CA's, are they necessary?
09-20-2013 08:27 AM
Jeep Nurse Here's my 2 cents ...

Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit with Bilstein HD Shocks for 0-2" lift, and Steering Damper

285/70-17 Firestone Destination MT on Procomp 1069 w/4.75" backspace

I think it's a perfect combination. Smooth ride, improved handling, better control on forest roads .. Haven't done any heavy wheeling yet but speed bumps are no match!

This was a strippo Sport with steel wheels. I got a solid 2" in the front and 1" in the back.



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09-20-2013 08:17 AM
jmartinb UHB & KJ-

RANT COMING...DW stuck again this morning on the way to work. Same place on the road where it first occurred. 3 times in 10 days. After the PLK, LCA's and Monster TB installation, two alignments, 3 wheels rebalanced I still have the DW problem. (Hey at least the caster is right). Obviously something else is wrong. Tie rod ends, ball joints. Could it be bad OEM pizza tires (20K miles on them) triggering it?

Spoke with Adams Jeep...great reputation per Maryland Jeepers. It's where I should have gone in the first place for the lift work but it's a haul from my house. Dropping it off on Monday for the day to have them go over it.

Any other ideas?
09-19-2013 02:36 PM
marslim
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
Stock will be fine. Down the road keep your eyes open for some Rubicon take offs or a deal on Ranchos or Bilstiens etc. One thing I wish I had done is put a 1/2" rear spacer in while I was at it because my rear sagged 1/2" already. You may not have that issue but I do. Other then that it is well worth doing it. You will appreciate the better handling and looks.
I also have noticed a slight sag in the rear end develop over the past rear, I'm considering a small spacer to level it back out as well
09-19-2013 12:52 PM
JKFiNk Just got my TF Kit. So excited to get this baby on. Also found a cheap set of Rubi take offs to accompany the kit. Only problem is they're calling for rain on Sunday. I need to put the box out of sight if I can't install this weekend. It's calling... haha
09-19-2013 10:49 AM
Up Hill Bill
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Originally Posted by jmartinb View Post
Update: Got the TF LCA's and Monster TB installed today. Caster back in spec to 4.5* and alignment is perfect. .... Will Need to drive it a bit to provide additional feedback....
Hope you've got it solved!


Luckily, you can get more and better advice from people who know their Jeeps here at WF than just about anywhere else!
09-19-2013 09:52 AM
jmartinb Update: Got the TF LCA's and Monster TB installed today. Caster back in spec to 4.5* and alignment is perfect. 3 of 4 tires were out of balance (19K miles on OEM tires) and steering stabilizer not tightened to spec. All else on the front end checked out. Mechanic test driving now. Will Need to drive it a bit to provide additional feedback.

Once I am ready for wheels and tires, going to upgrade the UCA's as well.
09-15-2013 08:50 PM
sadcaper
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Originally Posted by jeff89 View Post
Question on this leveling kit.

I'll be installing it on Sunday. The box that it came in has a sticker on it that states that I should be installing spacer's as well if I am sticking with stock wheels. I will have my stock wheels and tires for another week approximately. Then I will be moving "up" to 33" Duratracs with Level 8 trackers with 3.32" backspacing.

Do I need to worry about these spacers they suggest for the period of a week that I'll have the leveling kit on and stock wheels and tires?

Thanks
I'm getting this exact same package for my jeep. However I won't be installing.

Let me know how it goes with pictures after!
09-15-2013 08:39 PM
jeff89 Got it installed no problem today. Looks like i got 2" in the front and 1" in the back.
09-15-2013 10:43 AM
jeff89 Thanks for the reassurance. We're gonna get after it!
09-15-2013 10:32 AM
jadmt Stock will be fine. Down the road keep your eyes open for some Rubicon take offs or a deal on Ranchos or Bilstiens etc. One thing I wish I had done is put a 1/2" rear spacer in while I was at it because my rear sagged 1/2" already. You may not have that issue but I do. Other then that it is well worth doing it. You will appreciate the better handling and looks.
09-15-2013 10:02 AM
jeff89 I'm getting ready to install this kit on a 2014 JKU sport, but am having second thoughts after reading through this. All I have right now is the TF perf leveling kit 1.5"...do I need to get some new shocks to have ready for the install as well? Or are stock shocks okay to run with this kit?
09-13-2013 01:04 PM
jmartinb After reading a bunch more, I decided to also install a Teraflex Monster Adjustable Front Track Bar and 9/16" front-end bolt kit in addition to the TF LCA's. All of the parts will arrive by 9/16 with the install being done on 9/19.

Provided there are no other worn front-end components and every front end bolt is torqued to spec, this should resolve my low caster and my only occurence to date of DW as well as prepare my Jeep for new wheels and larger tires.

Will let you know how it goes...
09-12-2013 12:12 PM
jmartinb KJ, yes that appears to be exactly what I experienced. It felt like the entire Jeep was shaking and about to fall apart. It was not a front end shimmy. The entire vehicle was involved and didn't stop until I stopped the Jeep. I then got back onto the highway without further DW.
09-12-2013 12:03 PM
TwoNin9r This might be the perfect option for my 2door since my parking garage at work is 6'6",and my jeep sits about 6'2.5" with just the 285/75 terra grapplers. I wish I could verify the actual hight of all the lifts :-(
09-12-2013 11:44 AM
kjeeper10 Just because you can't move by hand does not mean its not the problem.

The real question should be. Did you experience DW ..... real DW like this ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT8CKiqSxJE&sns=em
09-12-2013 11:19 AM
jmartinb Legit-
I put on my gym clothes and went out in this 95 degree heat to bench press a track bar. Either I have to relinquish my man card or that bar ain't moving. Pulled, pushed and then tried like hell to press it. No dice. It did not move. Likewise I could not further tighten the bolts. Yes, I checked to make sure I was trying to move the correct bar. :-)

At this point, I think we can rule out the track bar or my 6'5" 250 lb rear end better get to the gym pronto.
09-12-2013 10:59 AM
marslim No i believe you only need the spacers if you're going with larger tires
09-12-2013 10:54 AM
jeff89 Question on this leveling kit.

I'll be installing it on Sunday. The box that it came in has a sticker on it that states that I should be installing spacer's as well if I am sticking with stock wheels. I will have my stock wheels and tires for another week approximately. Then I will be moving "up" to 33" Duratracs with Level 8 trackers with 3.32" backspacing.

Do I need to worry about these spacers they suggest for the period of a week that I'll have the leveling kit on and stock wheels and tires?

Thanks
09-12-2013 10:17 AM
kjeeper10 Also check the welds. I've seen them fail.
09-12-2013 10:11 AM
jmartinb Legit-
I will have to try that tonight and post the results. Benchpressing the track bar in my suit in the company parking would not be good form! :-)
09-12-2013 09:58 AM
legitposter jmartin, if you lay under the wrangler and attempt to bench-press the track bar, can you can get any type of small clunk out of it?
09-12-2013 09:24 AM
kjeeper10 We are all here to help each other out
09-12-2013 09:18 AM
jmartinb I agree KJ and I apologize to the OP. My intent was not to hijack the thread as I was initially asking about the variance in the lift height and the caster issue on my Jeep post lift installation.

The DW issue only raised it ugly head yesterday, 5 days after the lift was installed.

I just went out to check the trackbar bolts. Both ends, I could not shoulder those bolts any tighter.

As for the lift itself, I'll review it once I get these other issues straightened out.
09-12-2013 08:54 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post

I think it should be everyone who has a TF 1.5" kit thread. Not many of them out there so nice to hear everyone's experience good or bad.
Thought the same, but we don't want people thinking this particular kit caused DW.
We know that's not the case.
09-12-2013 08:37 AM
keycat02 I had dw about 3 months after installing this kit. Replaced the steering stabilizer on the recommendation of the installer, then had dw reoccur a couple of months later. I went through planmans writeup and noticed obvious movement in the stock trackbar and lca bolts. I decided to add a jks trackbar, shouldered bolts on lcas and trackbar, and an ome steering stabilizer. No dw for one year now.
09-12-2013 08:17 AM
jadmt
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Sounds good. I just think it wouldn't hurt to just go and throw a wrench on the track bar bolts,

OP I just realized this was your thread. Let me know after he gets the issue resolved. I can clean it up.
I think it should be everyone who has a TF 1.5" kit thread. Not many of them out there so nice to hear everyone's experience good or bad.
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