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BlueBoy 07-26-2006 07:44 PM

So whats the real story?
 
The saga continues with my jeep. SO I bought the adjustable track bar and steering stabilizer as you all know to help get rid of my death wobble. My mechanic installed the stabilizer, big difference, but told me that the adjustable track bar was not necessary. He said when he installed the lift, he drilled other holes for the stock track bar so it wont move the axle down or back. Is he bullshitting or it that ok? I just find it hard to believe that everyone gets adjustable track bars when all you have to do is drill some hole to keep the stock one. As of now though, no death wobble.:D

MR.CLIFFORD 07-26-2006 08:00 PM

no it isn't ok. Your mechanic is an idiot. The stock track bar is not made to work at the higher ride heights. Look at the link on the frame. It is cocked crooked. The adjustable is meant to do the job the correct way without drilling a hole in an already flimsy bracket causing it to weaken and possible fall off. Tell your mechanic to call me if he needs further verification of the danger he has put you in.

Second of all... your steering stabilizer did not cure your death wobble. It only hid the problem. Take it off and see if you still have it :)

JeepCrawler98 07-26-2006 08:06 PM

The stock bar is way too weak, too short, and as Mr. Clifford said - won't put the joint at the proper angles. The VERY VERY cheap lift kits that are like 3" will tell you to redrill the holes on the axle bracket to recenter the axle, but it's a stupid practice - it'll never do a good job centering the axle, and it mounts the track bar on a weaker point in the bracket on the axle. Just spend the bit extra cash and get a good adjustable track bar.

If your original mounting hole was worn elliptical, then that could be the cause of your death wobble, and it could explain why you don't have it now - but it's still not a fix :flipoff:

mrbigjeep 07-26-2006 10:06 PM

lol MR. CLIFFORD! your funny! lol but yeah your right...it didn't fix the problem it only hid it...have you tryed tightening everything up? alignment? balancing? let us know what you have tried

BlueBoy 07-27-2006 01:02 AM

Alignment, rebalancing, and every tightened up. I am going on vacation for a week on friday, but the first thing imma do when I get back is take it somewhere else to have the adjustable track bar put on. Do i need new brackets where he drilled so they arnt as weak? If so, do they have a name?lol. I understand the stabilizer only masks the problem, but I still like the difference at low speeds and when I turn. Thanks for giving me all of your inputs. Like I said before, this message board had built my jeep so far! Keep up the good work!

SurfnSnow 07-27-2006 01:08 AM

X2 on what everyone else says. A new adjustable beefier trackbar can cure death wobble but adding a steering stabilizer will not fix the dw, only mask the true problem. the cause of my dw was the tie rod which mis-threaded the tre's. Just double check to see if everything is nice and tight

MR.CLIFFORD 07-27-2006 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueBoy
Alignment, rebalancing, and every tightened up. I am going on vacation for a week on friday, but the first thing imma do when I get back is take it somewhere else to have the adjustable track bar put on. Do i need new brackets where he drilled so they arnt as weak? If so, do they have a name?lol. I understand the stabilizer only masks the problem, but I still like the difference at low speeds and when I turn. Thanks for giving me all of your inputs. Like I said before, this message board had built my jeep so far! Keep up the good work!


Where do you live? If you are close I will install it for you and build you a new bracket so yours isn't all dinged up.

BlueBoy 07-27-2006 12:11 PM

northwest suburbs of chicago.

MR.CLIFFORD 07-27-2006 02:20 PM

Might be a long drive to KS. I've heard of some weird stuff before tho. :D


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