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Old April 13th, 2019, 09:16
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Re: Another death wobble thread

Originally Posted by cherokeecrawler View Post
I had bad deathwobble at about 65, especially when i had absolutely nothing in my jeep. Shoved my lower fixed arms as far forward as i could and put some weight in it and it was completely gone. This may not be your problem, but as some other people said, diffidently worth looking at a good bit.
Adjusting the LCAs to be longer, without checking the caster or the front driveshaft's u-joint pinion angle, is recipe for failure.
The added caster helps stabilize the suspension, but as pointed out, it's a band-aid, there is something(s) loose.
Too much front pinion angle can lead to vibs and pinion bearing damage, it's supposed to set at between 1/2 and 1 degree.
Both XJs are still Real XJs
01 Sport, Russ Pottenger 4.6, AW4, 4" lift, 33 X 10.50 KM2, 4.56-8.25 TruTrac, D-30-E-Locker with alloy shafts, Hidden M8000 winch, Vanco front and ZJ rear disc brakes, Frame stiffeners, Lots of armor, Towing baseplate.
1997 Country, Mostly stock, 2" lift, Engine mods, NP242, Towing baseplate
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