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Front end wobble

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by dan4x4, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. Sep 27, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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    dan4x4

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    I have a jeep 2013 jeep wrangler with a 4 in lift kit, I would like to know how to stop the wobble in the front end when you hit a bump. I have installed dual steering shocks and still have the problem.
     
  2. Sep 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! Sounds like the ol "death wobble. Most often it's caused by the track bar mount being wollowed out, or the bolt not tight. I would start there.
     
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    Did the wobble start after the lift or have you had the lift for awhile and the wobble is just a new occurrence?

    Steering stabilizers are band-aids for a steering wobble, you should be able to drive without them at all.

    I agree with Chris4x4 on the trackbar, either worn, wollowed, or loose.
     
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  4. Sep 27, 2017 at 6:33 PM
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    Welcome to the forum dan4x4. Are you and Chris4x4 brothers loll.
    Agreed.,start with your track bar.
     
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  5. Sep 28, 2017 at 7:46 AM
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    The lift kit (4") was on the jeep when we bough it. It was installed by a dealer and all parts were new I had the front end checked when we bought the jeep and it was all new parts and in alignment. We did buy the jeep used with 69000 miles on it. The Jeep has 35X12X17 tires.
     
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    Ahhhh, the 'ol "dealer" installed options. Nice. Very nice!
    Have a 4 wheel drive shop look at it that specializes in Jeeps.
    Fricking stealerships just have stuff slapped on to look cool and then...
     
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    dOH! Welcome.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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    Chris is right. Replace the trackbar. You probably have other worn parts as well that if it were mine I would replace. Tie rod ends. Draglink ends and ball joints as well. Your jeep will then drive like a brand new jeep.
     
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    Stock control arms?
     
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    No all parts are new, all the parts came from a dealer that only sells and works on 4 wheel drives. The lift kit cost $1780.34. I would think that would be all new and all the right parts.
     
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    No they would not have changed the ball joints, tierod ends draglink ends and probably only added a trackbar drop not a new trackbar and a drop. Adding a lift to already worn parts will show unavoidable issues like death wobble earlier than a stock jeep. The key is maintainance when it occurs. What brand of lift is it and is that the installed price or just the price of the kit?
     
  12. Sep 28, 2017 at 12:49 PM
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    They likely didn't change the hubs either and if all they did for an alignment was set the toe the caster angle may be off enough to cause issues.
     
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    Agreed. They don't specialize in lifts and most likely have little or no experience in installing lift kits. Especially lifts over 3 inch as numerous other suspension componentso need to be replaced also. As others have noted. Would definitely take it to a shop that deals with lifted vehicles. Good luck. Keep us posted dude.
     

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