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99XJ Suspension help

#1 User is offline   JonnyWalker 

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 12:04 PM

What's going on everyone. I am new here and have read A LOT and have found some very helpful tips. I am new to the off roading world so I am still learning every minute. I purchased a 99 XJ and it has been fun. Now, the problems started.
When I bought the Jeep, it had 33's and a 4.5 RC lift kit. Since then, I put 35's, had to install 2 inch spacers on the front. Experienced death wobble and changed the whole tie rods (put the grand cherokee ones), put new RC adjustable track bar (with the lowering bracket), and new sway bar bushings.

The jeep just doesn't feel stable when going over 55MPH and hit somewhat of a big bump in the road, the steering wheels trys to do the death wobble, but almost seems like it corrects itself. Other than the things I replaced, am I suppose to change the shocks to longer ones because of the spacer? Should I upgrade to the dual steering wheel stabilizer? Some help would be greatly appreciated everyone. Here are some pictures.
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

Your caster is off. You are probably at 0 degress or less. :click:

You need adjustable links to correct, and an alignment @ a GOOD alignment shop thatknows aboutg lifted vehicles.
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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Your front axle could be off center towards the driver side. When I lifted my JK I experienced almost exactly what you described and my front axle was off by about 1/4". I installed an adjustable track bar to re center the axel and it solved the problem.
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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

also jack it off the ground and check if the hubs are still tight. they could be worn out
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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:53 AM

yeah jonny check your hubs are still tight or something :scratch:

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:25 PM

View PostMikeJoel, on 11 March 2013 - 02:53 AM, said:

yeah jonny check your hubs are still tight or something :scratch:


i assume your trying to make fun of me for suggesting that his hubs could be bad? i'm sure that 14 yr old hubs, designed for 27" tires that now have 35's on them couldn't possibly be worn out? :bat:
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Posted 02 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

soo did it get fixed? what was it?
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