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    Default Another brother gets a death wobble...

    Ok, added the procomp springs, gave me +2", have had a bit of wobble on one particular bump on 95N, hit a double-triple bump pattern on 495 yesterday in Tysons Corner at 67+/-mph and thought my Heep was gonna explode! Shook violently for almost a half mile or more, really, really hard after I hit those bumps. so, I still have the stock shocks in there, I think it's time to put a longer shock on to keep this from happening, am I thinking right? Seems like the shocks couldn't keep the axels on the level, and the wheels on the asphalt, scared the shit out of me! iAYUDA ME!
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    Haha. DW strikes again. Just check everything for tightness before you go spending money. Things to check are trackbar, UCA's, LCA's, etc. Just do that first and see if doesn't solve the problem. Cheapest solutions first aye?

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    or you could beef up your steering

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    KISS solution 1st... Less $$$$.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05warrior View Post
    or you could beef up your steering
    cheap shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Haha. DW strikes again. Just check everything for tightness before you go spending money. Things to check are trackbar, UCA's, LCA's, etc. Just do that first and see if doesn't solve the problem. Cheapest solutions first aye?
    ditto. Bring it to the belvoir auto shop today and try to get it on a lift. That makes it easier to see and reach some of the stuff so you can make sure you tighten everything. Oh, and as someone so kindly brought up above, don't order a whole new steering setup until you totally check everything, even the stuff that may have been overtightened and the stress causes it to make a popping noise when turning to the left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miljeep View Post
    cheap shot
    I couldn't help it.

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    register and search on Pirate4x4.com. I'm not trying to sell the site I'm just saying there is a treasure trove of info there. DW can be caused by bad castor, loose joints, bad ball joints, bad axle bearings and too steep of an angle on the drag link from the steering box down to the tie rod or steering arm. Ideally you want to keep your track bar and drag link as close to alignment with each other as possible. There's just a few ideas. I know it doesn't make it easier. You just have to track down one problem at a time. Double check around your steering box too just to make sure you haven't cracked your frame as well.
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    Rgr all preceding, no cheap shots at el miljeep-o, he's what we call "highly functional", me too though! I'm all about the KISS solutions, I'll go over her well tomorrow and see what I see, hope it's a quick fix with a ratchet. thanks for the link Bignorm, I'll check it out too, " Ideally you want to keep your track bar and drag link as close to alignment with each other as possible" Do you mean horizontal alignment Bignorm? Miljeep, did your money spent take care of the issue?
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    In an ideal setup if you were to look at it from the front one would be dirrectly behind the other.
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