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Old 01-20-2014, 07:10 PM
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I experienced slight wobble and tread that exhibited one tread high and one tread low on the passenger side. My toe was definitely out after wheeling. This was unresolved for about 10k highway miles over the last month.

I utilized the amazing checklists and videos from the stickys in this forum to determine a few possible problems:

bad shock (causing tread wear)
damaged drag link end @ pitman arm
possible damaged drag link end at wheel
possible damaged tie rod ends


i have replaced:
passenger shock
switched damaged tire
swapped to shouldered bolts for front LCA and Track bar

Tomorrow:
I will be replacing the drag link end at the pitman arm with MOOG ES3624
Rear LCA to shouldered bolts
Remaining three shocks


I will re-preform the "Death Wobble Diagnosis and Inspection Jeep JK Wrangler " inspection and and verify any other problem areas. That being said, if i do find that the wheel side drag link end is bad or the passenger side tie rod end is bad, does this necessitate replacing the entire drag link and tie rod?

Am I correct in understanding the only ends replaceable on the drag link and tie rod are the drivers side ones?

Is there anything else I am not considering?

Thank you all!

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Def going in the right direction. My only question, why replace stock with stock ?
Spend a few extra bucks and go better.

I went and replaced my tie rod and drag link with the same stock components. My drag link wAs bad after about 10k

How are your ball joints ?

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Bent C-hub would explain everything. Inside tread wear and feedback from the U-joint binding would cause your wobble. It would also explain why your toe is out.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:20 PM
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stock to stock shocks: 100bux for 4 mile take offs from a 2014.

Ball joints seam perfect per the lifting with a shovel inspection and performing wheels of the grounds no excessive play observed using a 2x4 to push from all angels. b

Bent C-hub. I have some research to do.

I am driving a 2012 JKUR that for 35990 miles had 2" front shock spacers, 1" rear spacers and extended extended sway bar links from teraflex. I removed everything and went to stock when I went for my 36K warranty list. (long list) Upon removal of the spacers the front passenger spacer was destroyed.

The jeep is often used off road for work performing pipeline work in the gulf coast area.

Also should state i have a Rough Country steering stabilizer that is attached at the factory positions except the tie rod connection is rotated up for clearance. I have a proper relocation kit on order. This has been in place since I destroyed the factory stabilizer at 8k miles.

Thank you for all your help y'all.
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