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    i need some info please
    other than a front end alinement what else can i do to stop the wobble, it only happens around 50mph.

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    need some more info... model of jeep? but some easy things to check are all of your bushings. with bigger models like the gc ball joints can come into play. make sure everything is tight no loose ends like track bar. check steering stabilizer (but all that does is hide something that may be worn or needing fixed) rotate and balance tires. going on a limb what your experiencing is called "death wobble" it will usually happen between 40-60 mph. anything can make it happen but common causes are bumps in the road or road uneveness
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    Rotate your tires. See if the wobble seems to move. Get your tires balanced.
    Anything with a bushing or a joint could either be loose or worn out. Go around and start with your suspension components; control arms, track bars, shocks. Move on to your steering; draglink, track bar, tie rod. Lastly start looking into your ball joints and unit bearings.

    Most of the time, slight wobbles and shakes that I've seen that happen between 50 and 55mph are usually tire issues. More than likely out of balanced, or haven't been rotated properly and are wearing uneven.

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    Yup Yup, same same. Balance balance and more balance. I was always taught to look small first and work your way up like all the great advice that was here before i just reiterated stuff.
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    Hey Irish_Assassin, thanks for the info, its an 05 wrangler, right hand drive, the tires are fairly new and have been ballanced, i do have them reballanced and rotated about every two to three months, this is a daily driver and is still in the stock state, I was told that there could be a problem with the brake rotor and caliper, is this possiable,, i did have the brakes done reciently and there was no mention of this other than normal wear, i am wanting to raise it some (bout 3 in) and put on some 33's would this become a worse problem, provided all loose ends are fixed or tightened

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    What tire pressure you run on the 33's... Your tire pressure could be to high... Some times the simplest of fixes is the right one...
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    Check the bushings and make sure all the lug nut are tight
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    yes...lifting could amplify the problem!
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    Take care of the wobble before you lift it.
    Like was mentioned before, pressure are you running in the 33's?
    Rotors could cause the issue.
    Check everything that's been mentioned above before you try lifting it. To check your front end joints, have someone shake the steering wheel back and forth (with the tires on the ground), look for play in any of the joints.

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    TJ stock rotors suck. I started haveing the wobble on my '04 within a year, replaced the stock with Raybestos rotors and the wobble disapeared. Like others said, it could be many things causing the wobble, mine was rotors. Go around all tie rod ends, best way is to have someone behind the steering wheel and as they turn it back and forth, check to see if you have loose ends.
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