Steering wobble cure for my jeep
My Jeep Wrangler TJ wobbled at highway speeds. It wasn't a full death
wobble, just a steering wheel shake. I got underneath it and had a friend
turn the wheel back and forth until I found bad bushings in the steering
stabilizer. This video shows me replacing those bushings. I hope it helps.
JK-Adventure.com Wheeling Log: JKA First Run
Today we went out for a quick afternoon wheeling run on San Marcos. We had
8 jeeps. Such a great time hangin out with good friends and fellow jeepers.
Only a bit of carnage, nothing preventing anyone from driving home!!
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aFe Jeep TJ power Package Install
Check out as Mike Duval takes you through an install of the aFe Power
Package for the Jeep TJ which includes a MACH force XP Exhaust system, a stage 2 air intake system and
a Silver Bullet throttle body spacer. He shows how these parts add power
and truly awaken the potential of you're Jeep TJ. For more info check out
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PLANMAN explains Common source of death wobble on Jeep JK Wranglers
To understand your front end and see a Death Wobble Diagnosis, you need to
watch my 2 other videos:
Northridge4x4.com now has a solution for the undersized bolt issue that is
more affordable than sourcing the hardware yourself.
Chrysler decided to use 14 mm bolts for the front trackbar on 07-12 Jeep
JKs even though the stock bracket holes and the trackbar end bolt sleeve
holes are 9/16".
This is a common source of Death Wobble for 07-12 Jeep JKs because if the
stock bolts are not correctly torqued and periodically retorqued, the
looseness or play of the 14 mm bolts in the 9/16" bracket holes ends up
ovaling/wallowing the holes out--allowing even more play/looseness.
When the bolts are not sufficiently torqued and the bolt holes are
ovaled/wallowed out, and the suspension hits a pothole, railroad track, or
some other road imperfection, the front end suspension and steering can get
thrown into a very violent harmonic type resonance that can end up damaging
the rest of the front end components (ball joints, drag link ends, tie rod
ends, unit bearings, front upper axle side control arm bushings, etc.).
Death wobble is so violent that it can crack or tear off stock trackbar
brackets and welds.
Death wobble requires coming almost to a complete stop to get the harmonic
resonance/vibration/wobble to stop. It is dangerous because the driver can
lose control of their vehicle.
It is vital to stop driving a vehicle that has had even one episode of
death wobble and immediately diagnose and fix the source(s) of the problem.
Death wobble is relatively simple to diagnose and fix through a series of
I have posted write-ups on several jeep related forums about how to
diagnose and fix death wobble. Generally, post #1 explains DW, and post #2
gives an inspection checklist.
2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited Start Up and Review 3.2 L V6
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JK Death wobble.wmv
Warning: This video contains grapic images of "death wobble". If you have
ever experienced this you may find parts of this video disturbing and/or
Death Wobble - Track Bar Conversion to Fix Death Wobble - KevinsOffRoad.com
Death Wobble Cure: Highlights of the KevinsOffroad.com Track Bar Conversion
and Super Durometer Bushings to help stop Death Wobble on the Jeep ZJ Grand
Cherokee, the Jeep XJ Cherokee, and the Jeep MJ Comanche - KOR-9001 Track
Bar Conversion for Jeep XJ MJ ZJ
Hey guys. It's Kevin from KevinsOffroad.com . Today we are going to look
at one of our Track Bar Conversions.
This is what we use to get rid of Death Wobble on the XJ Cherokee and the
ZJ Grand Cherokee, and we've been using it for a lot of years. It seems to
work really, really well...I'm going to show you all the components that
First off, we have the lower end. That goes down on the axle side. We've
got a jamb nut that goes on over it, and then this assembly threads into
this main bar here. Now, this bar, you'll notice, has an open end...it does
not have a bushing like the normal factory track bar would. This is an
after market JKS track bar, which is mounted from the bottom side of the
Track Bar Bracket on the Jeep. This piece goes up through the bottom of
this bracket here. You can see the little hole which is left over.
This bracket has been modified with this extra piece down below. We do that
for two reasons, one to keep the cost down for you guys, but most
importantly, you'll see this rib on the back side of this bracket here.
This mounts to the frame here... you have two bolts that come up from the
bottom and two bolts that come in from the side.
When the Jeep turns left and right, the axle moves left and right, and the
Track Bar's job is to keep it positioned so that it doesn't move, so if you
don't have this rib on the back side of this thing, what happens is this
bracket actually bends like this... there are some After market brackets
that are on the market that just bend, and then you still have Death Wobble
problems, so this is very,
very important, and key to a good solid design.
The bar fits into the bottom here, and it gets a Grade 8 half-inch bolt
through it. You have your option of either the bushings that come with it
normally... these are the same bushings that would come in any after market
track bar...made by Daystar...or you have the upgraded Super Durometer
bushings that we have manufactured specifically for us.
This is an exclusive KevinsOffroad.com product... you can't get this
anywhere else. I'll show you the difference. If you squeeze this, you may
be able to see on camera how it mushrooms out a little bit. If I squeeze
this one...uurrrrr...no mushrooming. So, this is a 60 or so Rockwell
Durometer bushing, this is a 45 or so...so this one's approximately one
third to half again stiffer. I think this one might be like a 62 or 64 or
something...I'm not a hundred percent sure on that. It's much, much
What happens is that these bushings get put together as a pair, and they go
inside of this here, and then the other end goes inside, just like
that...in fact, I'll show you...maybe not very well... well, I won't waste
your time with that, but basically everything slides together... a pair
goes in here, and this tightens up the steering immensely because of the
lack of movement the track bar is allowed, because these bushings don't
crush any longer since you've got these Super Durometer bushings.
So, basically, this is why this is such a wonderful bar if you're having
Death Wobble problems. So, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to
give us a shout. Our e-mail address is email@example.com ... and if
you want to give us a call it's 602-841-3355.
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