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#167 of 226 Re: death wobble [cbrandtw]
Apr 20, 2009 (12:13 pm)
I think when they made the JK model... it meant ..JUST KIDDING!... Because this is seriously some kind of terrible joke. I am the owner of a 2007 Wrangler Sahara. It has 40k on it and has had the Death Wobble for the last 15k. To tell everyone what the death wobble is ...it a a random violent shaking of the truck. The first time it happened I thought for sure a tire had come completely off the Jeep. I pulled off to the side of the road only to find all the tires were on and intact. This was just the beginning of the long still unresolved road with this truck. I have worked with an amazing Chrysler dealership that has done all that they can do. I have spent hours in the phone trying to find someone who just speaks english to help me with my completely unsafe truck. After months of phone calls and no help I gave up. Now I own a truck that has a large loan left on it and is worth about half...i can't knowingly sell of trade an unsafe vehicle. So I ask... Chrysler...who is going to bail me out? The larger issue is there is no fix if your lucky you may get one of the many suggestions to work but it is likely temporary. This is the truck I HAD to have...and now I cannot even drive it. I am a hazard on the road in this thing.
#172 of 226 Re: death wobble [jim225]
May 05, 2009 (4:53 pm)
Hey Jim .... thanks for your post. I am the original owner of a 2003 Jeep Wrangler X. At 65K miles the death wobble started on me. I have taken the Jeep to 3 different Jeep dealers and the tires have been balanced multiple times (road forced and spin balanced). The Wrangler GSA's were new at 60K miles. There is not lift kit on my Jeep and I have only been off road twice in 6 years. MY POINT: Thank you for your post. At 94K miles, I had the track bar replaced, new Wrangler Silent Armours, and new Monroe Sensatrac shocks added all the way around. FINALLY the death wobble is gone from my Jeep. I took your post and several others into the mechanic as "reference" material and he agreed after some test driving and pulling on the slightly worn track bar bushings. Thanks again ... Ron
May 14, 2009 (9:16 pm)
I am trying to "pimp" out my 95 Wrangler for my son. I am a single mom so bear with me here...LOL
I am wondering what size wheels and tires will give him that rugged look without sacrificing safety. He will only be driving around town...maybe 4wheeling once in a while. The jeep is currently stock; exactly what it came with. He is also wanting to do a 4" lift kit? I have been told that a 2" kit would be much better. Any thoughts?
#174 of 226 Re: 95 Wrangler [busababe07]
May 15, 2009 (6:06 am)
I have a 2003 X model and I put Goodyear Wrangler 30" x 9.5 x 15 Silent Armour tires on mine (cost about $125.00 each) . These tires will fit the stock rims he has (as long as they are 15" in size).
I don't have a lift kit and rarely go off road (except for the beach sometimes) but the tires look really rugged and drive very securely on the road. If you have lift kit installed for him, I would recommend the 2" lift and not the 4" lift. The higher the lift, the more $$ you'll spend on other parts as the Jeep wears.
#175 of 226 Tire Rotation with BFG AT/TA
May 16, 2009 (2:12 am)
Dumb question after the fact (30,000 + miles), but how often would be a good idea to rotate front to back / back to front with these tires. '03 Sahara A/T.
#176 of 226 Re: Tire Rotation with BFG AT/TA [ocean_shipper]
May 16, 2009 (3:58 am)
Every three thousand miles (do it when you change your oil), although I think six thousand is the official recommendation.
In practice you can't do it too often, only too infrequently, though for even wear it's important to stick to the same figure.
I'm coming up to sixty thousand miles on my BFG AT KOs with very even wear and they're looking good for at least another ten thousand.
The preferred rotation is rears straight to the front, fronts to the opposite position on the rear, i.e. r/r and l/r to r/f and l/f, l/f to r/r and r/f to l/r.
If you include the spare then choose a position and switch it for that each time.
Of course, that's all too late for you.............