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Old 04-25-2016, 12:21 AM
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Oh no! Another death wobble!!!

Have been suffering from death wobble. Yes, I have already read the “bible” of famous “planman’s thread” which I actually showed the mechanic in 4x4 shop who installed my Rancho 2” lift with RS9000XL shocks. He changed my steering stabilizer 4 months ago even though I addressed that changing it only could mask/worsen DW as mentioned on “planman’s thread”. Afterwards, mine had been okay until yesterday I had another DW while driving at 65 mph on highway after stepping on a big bump, which was much much MUCH worse than before. Now afraid of driving on the highway again but have to use it for a commute.
The mechanic in 4x4 shop said an official Jeep dealer does not tend to fix modified Jeeps. My wife is unhappy with DW, wanting to trade-in my JKU!!!! Should I go to Jeep dealer to fix it or another 4x4 shop? Any advice? Thank you.
2013 JKU sport with Rancho 2” lift and RS9000XL shocks. Otherwise, stock rims and tires. Live in Boston, MA.

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Get a quality torque wrench and hit the 2 front track bar bolts at 125 ft lbs.
Have you read through Planman's DW Checklist?

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Get a quality torque wrench and hit the 2 front track bar bolts at 125 ft lbs.
Have you read through Planman's DW Checklist?

Make sure you loosen them first.
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08 JKU with 2.5" lift and 35's here. My death wobble issues were from a bent track bar and loose steering gear box. I installed a dual stabilizer as well as upper and lower ball joints chasing down the problem. All told..spent about $2,500.00 finding the problem...but at least I don't go through so many pairs of underwear anymore.....
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