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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by jeepboy » Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:31 am

Worn out tires could do it also. My 04 rubicon got a bad case of death wobble when I driving it with the stock tires with 70,000 miles on them. I put a another set of tires on it and didnt get the wobble again. So it could be a tire issue. :pic09 :pic09
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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by appalachian offroad » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:58 pm

Scrub radius is directly related to wheel backspacing which has a direct affect on DW. The wobbling isnt something out of balance its the suspension/steering making the wheels/tires move harmonically. For those of who are bored and feel as though they know everything here is a little light reading.

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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by Toaddragon » Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:38 pm

My wheel swap didn't fix the issue. I thought it did but I could still feel it wanting to. Not sure why the suspension lift changed that one when everything is placed at 0 or in stock position but now higher. Is it because the springs are stiffer and no longer taking as much recoil? Either way high mileage means parts need to be refreshed.

Replaced so far:
Entire drag link assembly
Entire tie rod assembly

Left to replace:
hub assembly - just picked up the parts and I am about to put those on tonight. My CV boots were toast anyways.
ball joints- not yet but they seem like they fine with no play that I can tell. Mike at AOI said they were good. They are a pain to do so thats dead last on the list.
Can I get a push?

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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by MPETE » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:10 pm

Toaddragon wrote:My wheel swap didn't fix the issue. I thought it did but I could still feel it wanting to. Not sure why the suspension lift changed that one when everything is placed at 0 or in stock position but now higher. Is it because the springs are stiffer and no longer taking as much recoil? Either way high mileage means parts need to be refreshed.

Replaced so far:
Entire drag link assembly
Entire tie rod assembly

Left to replace:
hub assembly - just picked up the parts and I am about to put those on tonight. My CV boots were toast anyways.
ball joints- not yet but they seem like they fine with no play that I can tell. Mike at AOI said they were good. They are a pain to do so thats dead last on the list.
good luck man. I went through the same thing with my XJ. wanted to sell it blew the clutch up so I pulled the clutch and replaced it so decided I was gonna keep it. put a 4" lift on it and all of a sudden I had death wobble. I replaced track bars and tie rod ends and control arms etc etc etc. I was about to locate a Molotov for it in hopes that would fix it. then the rear axle started making noise and that sealed its fate. a week later I was driving my rubicon.
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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by Toaddragon » Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:21 pm

Thanks man, I got all the way to the point of pulling the hub off and I forgot to grab one from the store. so its apart in my garage and I am about to head to Frederick in the diesel and grab a beer.
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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by Turtle » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:49 pm

Jeff, I appreciate the offer, but I'm thinking that the extra work of pulling my fenders off to fit those 35s may be counter-productive . . . :mrgreen:
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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by wesleypipesyo » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:02 pm

Turtle wrote:Jeff, I appreciate the offer, but I'm thinking that the extra work of pulling my fenders off to fit those 35s may be counter-productive . . . :mrgreen:

They would be fine if you didnt hit any speed bumps too fast.
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Re: Need to test-fit a set of wheels

Post by Toaddragon » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:01 pm

Ok put the new boot on after driving to Frederick and the CV boot pliers that advance gave me wont work on the boot/clamp system they sell. :smt097 So I looked online and youtube to see if there was some way I didn't see how they would work but nope did a return and went to Napa to pickup the correct tool. thank you Napa. reinstalled the driver side axle shaft and new hub. The passenger side was was whole lot more fun as I am pretty sure I took out any aggression I had with the 5lb and 9lb sledge getting the remain hub assembly off the knuckle. The main section with the wheel mount on it pulled right out when I used the hub pulled on it and left the rest in there. So after assembly and the tire were back on I took it for another test run. I had to push it but I got it to still do it so I will do the ball joints next. Thing thing is becoming as easy as legos to take apart and put back together.
Can I get a push?

2006 F250 Super Duty Powerstoke, Crew cab, Tow rig
2000 WJ 4'' RC lift Grocery Getter and RC approved.
2000 XJ Stock but getting a heart transplant
1989 6.2L Detroit Turbo Diesel YJ, 6'' lift, 35's D44 F&R, SM465, NP205, Woody's shafts, Confederate Bikini air freshener.
1989 YJ - Project (SBF, axles, ect)
1988 Grand Wagoneer
1983 Wagoneer Limited

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