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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:46 am    Post subject: death wobble at highway speed . Reply with quote

o.k still have death wobble at hwy speed only when i hit a little bump in road! could it be possible that when i put the 2'' lift own that the shock's are out off there travile sweet spot? i am still running stock shock's? that is the only thing i can think off. every thing else check;s o.k! Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have not replaced the stock shocks...do so. It's very likely that's the problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:41 am    Post subject: high speed wobble Reply with quote

thank's i sure appreciate the input! also planing to replace all the bushing's with new polyurathan. crazy jeep
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 7:44 am    Post subject: shock's Reply with quote

also any one have sugestion own good shock's i could use, remember i have a 2'' spacer & shackle lift? thank's again crazy jeep
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best thing to do is measure. Eyelet ends are measured to the center of the eye. Stud ends are measured from the base of the stud (not the center point between the bushings). Measure what the open length and closed length should be then figure out the travel. Also, bar pin eliminators, will significantly increase the choices you have.

OME shocks are a perfect fit for lifts 1"-3"...and a great shock to boot.

Here's part numbers for what Rancho recommends...a good parts guy should be able to crossreference to a Gabriel or Monroe or whatever from there.
Front - X179
Rear - X165

I know majikxms had the Monroe part numbers figured out. Maybe he'll post up.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 8:33 am    Post subject: shocks Reply with quote

thank's alot that realy help's Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here ya go schmokey!!!

http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=32489&highlight=#32489

I have a 98 XJ with a 2" BB. On that page is listed the shock lengths and part numbers. I did not have an issue with the death wobble, nor have I had driveline vibes. I rotate my 30" tires every 3-4k miles, have the front end aligned and tires balanced about every 6 months, or after a hard trail ride. It took me over 6 months to get new shocks on, I ran the OEM one's for that long after the lift and saw no degraded performance on or off road. The reason I felt I needed new shocks was to get full articulation out of the axles when I was disconnected instead of having the full weight of the axles hanging on the shocks as was the case. The size shock I chose is directly related to the droop of the axles. They are approximately 1" to 1 1/2" longer than the axles will drop, and same when compressed.

The shocks I chose needed the eyes modified to fit this application. They are for a YJ (front) and ZJ (rear) and had sleeves installed that had to be removed. The rubber bushings eye also had to be drilled out with a 5/8" drill bit for to fit the JKS BPE's I used. So, with that said, these are not direct fit shocks, but they do work. They are a little soft on and off road, but work as a cheap alternative to the OME brand. IMHO go with OME if you have the money. Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 12:42 pm    Post subject: Same Woble Reply with quote

I had the same death woble like you mentioned. I took it in to get it aligned. After the alignment the woble has not occured again.
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