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I have beaten the disease known as death wobble. My YJ would do it everytime that I hit 62 mph so 60 was the fastest that I could go. I replaced the steering stabalizer and that didnt change anything. Put the Jeep on a lift and checked over the whole under carriage and nothing seemed to be wrong.

As a final resort, I bought 4 brand new tires even though my old ones weren't completely worn yet. Took it for a test drive and it's fixed! Been running on the new tires for 2 months now and no more death wobble.
 

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i've also heard that there are some grease bolts under the axle that if greased will resolve the problem.
 

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Did ya not read the link?

Basically what happens is the axle hops somewhat like axle wrap. And when this happens at speed 50-60mph or faster, it can be scary and even cause an accident.
 

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Death Wobble

i purchased my 92 sahara in august 2006 and the wobble has been a problem since, until recently. first i balanced tires, bought new rims, new motor mounts, transmission mounts, installed 4" lift(not to solve wobble), new 34 tires(that never would bal to zero), another new set of 35 tires(wich helped), But the wobble didnt disappear until i changed the u joints about a month ago. it was great for about a week until the u joints started to wear! yes, after a week! I was in a bind and had to purchase from local parts store. i plan to change these soon. does anyone have suggestions? It was a dream come true for about a week! still not bad until about 70 to 75 mph.
 

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i purchased my 92 sahara in august 2006 and the wobble has been a problem since, until recently. first i balanced tires, bought new rims, new motor mounts, transmission mounts, installed 4" lift(not to solve wobble), new 34 tires(that never would bal to zero), another new set of 35 tires(wich helped), But the wobble didnt disappear until i changed the u joints about a month ago. it was great for about a week until the u joints started to wear! yes, after a week! I was in a bind and had to purchase from local parts store. i plan to change these soon. does anyone have suggestions? It was a dream come true for about a week! still not bad until about 70 to 75 mph.
Unfortunately your vibe is probably coming from the extreme angle of your stock driveshaft. Have you tried lowering the TCase a bit? If that still doesn't work then a Slip Yoke Elminator fixed yoke setup and new driveshaft are going to be the only things that will cure your vibe. Otherwise you are going to keep blowing ujoints and while wheeling will probably pull the driveshaft off the slip yoke.
 

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Unfortunately your vibe is probably coming from the extreme angle of your stock driveshaft. Have you tried lowering the TCase a bit? If that still doesn't work then a Slip Yoke Elminator fixed yoke setup and new driveshaft are going to be the only things that will cure your vibe. Otherwise you are going to keep blowing ujoints and while wheeling will probably pull the driveshaft off the slip yoke.
Thanks for the reply. The tc lowering kit was installed with the lift(rc 4"). I was planning to install a sye and T.W. shaft but have been putting it off because after learning how weak my axles are, im thinking upgrade! If I install the sye and shaft, then upgrade axles, will i have to change these again or just change the shaft end to match the new axle? Please excuse any ignorance on my part. I'm new to jeep forum and have to say it's awsome! I'm learning more here than I ever could talking to my local dealer! Thanks again!
 
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