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CJ7 death wobble normal?

Discussion in 'CJ' started by Black jeep of family, Dec 16, 2021.

  1. Dec 16, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    Black jeep of family

    Black jeep of family [OP] New Member

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    1984 cj7, rebuilt front end and steering column down to steering gearbox, new 31x10.50, 15 still 45mph white knuckle fever happens.. slight exaggeration Normal??
     
  2. Dec 19, 2021 at 7:17 PM
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    Groundfault

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    5.7 V8 with Whipple Supercharger, TH350 w/B&M Shifter, NP205 TC, Dana 60 front 4.56, GM 14 bolt 10.5 rear 4.56, 4 wheel discs, Bilstein shocks, 6" lift on 37's, Autometer gauges, all led lighting and a few other things.
    They didn't have a death wobble problem when they rolled off the assembly line.
    If you've already changed drag link, tie rod ends and ball joints, other likely culprits are wheel bearings or leaf spring and shackle bushings. Also check for play or cracks in your steering gearbox mount.
    There's play somewhere, let everyone know what you figure out.
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2021 at 4:09 PM
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    Black jeep of family

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    I guess wobble was a stretch more of the feel of it wandering. Definitely can feel it in the steering. I will check wheel bearings, if checking I might as well replace them. Already replaced the rest and the gear box is solid. This will be a good winter project. Thanks Groundfault.
     
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