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jeeperharmon 09-28-2010 10:11 AM

Death Wobble help!!!
The other day i went mudding, got stuck (said to say) and had to use my tractor to0 pull myself out. And today when i got back on the road (daily Driver) and it drove just fine till i got it to 45 and it shook like crazy till i slowed down to like 30. Now it used to do the same thing when i would go over a major bump, it would make my steering shake like crazy, till i slowed down.
im afraid that ive ruined something on the jeep. PLEASE HELP!!
ive heard other people having problems like mine just not quite the same thing.

jgorm 09-28-2010 10:35 AM

did you clean out all the mud from the wheels?

Ibuildembig 09-28-2010 10:37 AM

x2 on the mud, also the trackbar

Stick69 09-28-2010 10:45 AM

Mud in the wheels did that to me also!

jeeperharmon 09-28-2010 10:53 AM

well there was mud on the wheels at first but it flew off im pretty sure, i can double check that one, but its been doing this to me for a while now, ( when i go over bumps) i really think it could be the track bar. since i did put a 2 inch budget lift on it 4 weeks ago

kentiboater 09-28-2010 11:07 AM

Yea i had the same problem and i replaced the track bar which fixed the problem. I've read that it can be caused by a bent track bar, which could have happened when you installed your lift.

jgorm 09-28-2010 11:11 AM


Originally Posted by jeeperharmon (Post 792079)
i really think it could be the track bar. since i did put a 2 inch budget lift on it 4 weeks ago

Be sure to check the alignment if you didn't re-align it. I had the DW after a 2" lift and it was cured buy fixing the toe in. It was WAY out of spec. Its an easy 20 min DIY job to redo the alignment.

jeeperharmon 09-28-2010 11:19 AM

by redoing the alignment u mean swapping tires around?

jgorm 09-28-2010 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by jeeperharmon (Post 792112)
by redoing the alignment u mean swapping tires around?

No, check the toe in. I use 2 2x2 wooden sticks (checked for straightness) that i bungee for the wheels and then i level them with a level in the center of the wheel. I measure the front and back toe distances, and set the toe to about 1/4" toe in. (front measurement 1/4" less than the back measurement.)

newIRONsides 09-28-2010 11:49 AM

I also had the DW problem after hard bumps. Had the track bar replaced and that cured it. It didn't start until after I had a 4" lift installed, so I'm guessing that's most likely what's wrong with yours.

Jerry Bransford 09-28-2010 12:04 PM

Caution if you end up setting your toe-in, 1/16" to 1/8" is appropriate. 1/4" of toe-in is excessive.

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