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11-26-2010 10:12 PM
HyperBuzzin And these tires are new???? I'd take 'em back.
11-26-2010 04:46 PM
Jma20a
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Originally Posted by PatriotNC
I agree. That would be the first ( and cheapest ) place to start.
Had the tires remounted and rebalanced and that has not solved the issue. My mechanic said it was be because the tires have a "crown" and are not evenly flat on the ground and said that is what I am feeling. He said if it isn't better by Monday he will take a better look. But he did check the rear swaybar and trackbar and it looked ok
11-26-2010 12:42 AM
PatriotNC
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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
my vote would be balance. Had a new set put on my ZJ.. had to go back and re-balance all was fine.
I agree. That would be the first ( and cheapest ) place to start.
11-26-2010 12:41 AM
PatriotNC
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Originally Posted by Jma20a View Post
just replaced my back tires on my wrangler and when i get up to 55-70mph the rear end starts swinging back and forth and hard to control the jeep. the new tires are the same as the old ones. any idea what is going on and what to do?
Improperly installed, or missing wheel weight. That might be a possibility.
11-26-2010 12:37 AM
Jma20a haven't taken a good look yet, gonna bring it to my mechanic friday to get it checked, he said he would toss in a free oil change and fluid change on the trans, transfercase, and both diffs.
11-25-2010 11:11 PM
HyperBuzzin How's the rear swaybar look? Maybe a bushing is worn?
11-25-2010 09:44 PM
Neil F. FYI "Death Wobble" is not in the rear end.
11-25-2010 03:58 PM
Jma20a
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Originally Posted by birtydugger
check ur front wheel hub bearings..when jeeps on level ground u can see one or both wheels will be leaning into ur fender at the top...(not level!) jack it up and wobble the wheel by hand..it should only move a little!!..if sloppy and clonky..its time to replace!!
How does the rear tire replacement have to do with the front end of my Jeep?
11-25-2010 09:04 AM
4Jeepn my vote would be balance. Had a new set put on my ZJ.. had to go back and re-balance all was fine.
11-25-2010 09:02 AM
birtydugger check ur front wheel hub bearings..when jeeps on level ground u can see one or both wheels will be leaning into ur fender at the top...(not level!) jack it up and wobble the wheel by hand..it should only move a little!!..if sloppy and clonky..its time to replace!!
11-24-2010 07:09 PM
Jma20a Tracbar mounts are fine. Ill switch around the tires tomarow
11-24-2010 06:51 PM
jasonwrangler
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Originally Posted by Jma20a View Post
I checked the psi and its fine.
put tires in the front see if the front wobbles.
11-24-2010 06:46 PM
Jma20a I checked the psi and its fine.
11-24-2010 06:06 PM
rrich When they put it on the hoist they may have broken the trac-bar mounts.
Slide under and look.
11-24-2010 04:55 PM
Jma20a Ill go check it out
11-24-2010 04:53 PM
birtydugger check ur tire pressure!!..if my rears have less/more psi than the front shes all over the road!!..i run 25 psi all round!...
11-24-2010 04:49 PM
Jma20a they were balanced i called my mechanic when i got home and he said they were balanced. friday i'm going to bring it back in.
11-24-2010 04:44 PM
jasonwrangler balance.
11-24-2010 04:38 PM
Jma20a
new rear tires = death wobble?

just replaced my back tires on my wrangler and when i get up to 55-70mph the rear end starts swinging back and forth and hard to control the jeep. the new tires are the same as the old ones. any idea what is going on and what to do?

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