Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

COILS TO LEAVES????? WHAT DO YOU THINK>>

Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Suspension, Steering & Tires
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
moabe
Member


Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Location: TEXAS

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'drack wrote:
Why not start with an XJ kinda conversion? Keep the coils up front and convert the rear to springs. I know that won't help the death wobble issues any, but it'll improve the ride quality and elimate any rear issues caused by a taller lift and coils. Although going all springs does leave SOA as an option as well (I'm guessing that's your plan if you go this route). What kinda DW issues were you having because I've been kicking around a HP30 option if I could find a junker for the right price?


i concur, perfect stability in the rear. and incredible flex up front...
_________________
I AM ONLY HALF THE MAN I USED TO BE, WHICH STILL MAKES ME TWICE THE MAN THAT YOU ARE NOW...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
moabe
Member


Joined: 08 Feb 2004
Location: TEXAS

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kygreenyj wrote:
sorry i have leaf springs thankfully but what exactly is death wobble?


when you drop your beer on the floorboard and yank the wheel as you bend down to pick it up...
_________________
I AM ONLY HALF THE MAN I USED TO BE, WHICH STILL MAKES ME TWICE THE MAN THAT YOU ARE NOW...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DozerDan
What the deuce?
What the deuce?


Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Location: Where im at

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

moabe wrote:
kygreenyj wrote:
sorry i have leaf springs thankfully but what exactly is death wobble?


when you drop your beer on the floorboard and yank the wheel as you bend down to pick it up...


Keep it tech, if you dont have an answer then don't reply.
We have tech and we have BS sections. Kept the material relavant to the section please


Last edited by DozerDan on Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:48 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
ThePhantum
Pissed-Off Admin
Pissed-Off Admin


Joined: 23 Jan 2004
Location: I knew it...I'm surrounded by Assholes!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kygreenyj wrote:
sorry i have leaf springs thankfully but what exactly is death wobble?


Death Wobble usually refers to a violent shaking of the front end while driving 30+mph. It's can be caused by lifting (which increases the driveline angles), tires being out of balance, bad front tend alignment, etc. Oh yeah, and it's not limited to coils springs either. Mr. Green

Rock On!

Steve
_________________

97 XJ Sport with a bunch of stuff
Quote:
Never argue with idiots, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
DozerDan
What the deuce?
What the deuce?


Joined: 03 Jan 2004
Location: Where im at

PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2004 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thephantum wrote:
kygreenyj wrote:
sorry i have leaf springs thankfully but what exactly is death wobble?


Death Wobble usually refers to a violent shaking of the front end while driving 30+mph. It's can be caused by lifting (which increases the driveline angles), tires being out of balance, bad front tend alignment, etc. Oh yeah, and it's not limited to coils springs either. Mr. Green

Rock On!

Steve


To add to that, it is when the system gets out of 'wack' , as in the drivers and passenger sides are working indepenatanly.

The times i expericaned it it would be onset by hitting say a pothole with the ds tire, it was very violent and the tires were so out of wack they would be leaving the ground and jumping all over.

not fun
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address
Keithtj
ARLI$$
ARLI$$


Joined: 05 Jan 2004
Location: Out of jail now

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I had it, it felt like two people were on both sides of my jeep rocking it back and forth. Found out it was caused by an alignment
_________________

My Morning Jacket
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address
kygreenyj
Member


Joined: 06 Jan 2004
Location: Clovistan, NM

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm now my jeep hasn't exactly been "aligned" in... a long time, doesn't pull noticibly tho and i've never had ne control issues like you all are describeing would it have nething to do with spring stiffness?
_________________
94 Jeep YJ 3.5 inch lift 33's Tera SYE and CV driveshaft, More Sport Cage, BL/MML, rust

06 Ford Escape Hybrid

03 KLR 650
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Candi
Sick Puppy
Sick Puppy


Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Location: This side of sanity

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a really good doc I found once that listed different things to check when death wobble occurred. Brandy may still have it. But numerous things cause death wobble. I think tire balancing fixed it once for brandy, alignment another time, etc....
_________________
dan is the coolest
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Suspension, Steering & Tires All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group