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Re: Jeep Wrangler 'Death Wobble'
Posted to Technical Discussion Forum on 9/12/2012

In my experience (have only seen maybe 4) the death wobble is more caused by tightening the track bars with the wheels in midair; ie, at unloaded height. They you set it down on the ground and the bushings add spring to the track bars.

Anyways, I've corrected a few by merely removing the bolts, freeing the arms, lining it all up and tightening them on the ground with a creeper. I don't know if the bushings just wear ... oddly? While common for jeep, the geometry of the suspension design is far from "normal."

Rhett Yurgin
Technician
Yeargan's Automotive
Carrboro, North Carolina, USA