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Old September 4th, 2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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Anyone want to help me fix it My plasma cutter took a shit and I do not have any 2x4 box steel laying around. I have to go back to school tomorrow, and silver lake is the 9th.......

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Old September 4th, 2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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School on labor day?

What do you need help with? Steel or welding?

I have both and I'm available.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 02:49 PM   #3
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Let me guess, the jeep is at home, not at school.........


Take Immortal up on his offer or bring it to school this week and I'll hit Kyle's dad up for a favor.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:13 PM   #4
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Well I welded the cracks.... but idrive down the road and the wheels wobble.....death wobble. Pulled box figuring welds cracked...but they are fine. Box is tight against the frame. Any ideas?

School starts tues but I have to head back to kzoo.
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #5
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Ball joints, wheel bearings, front end alignment, tierod ends, wheel balancing, trac-bar, or pitman arm came loose.

Jack up front end and at least see if the outer C's drop down from the inner C's or see if the wheels bow inward while lifting upwards.

You just turned this thread into another deathwobble thread. Sneaky
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:30 PM   #6
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Inning out of gas.... seems I can speed out if it. I rotated tires front to back the other day...... wheel balance do this? Everything is tight. I use heims instead if tierod ends
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Old September 4th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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Does it seem to "steer" back and forth when you get in and out of the throttle? This is usually something loose or worn that keeps the whole front end centered. (broken spring mount worn spring bushings loose u-bolts etc.


If this is not the case start looking at steering components.

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Didn't really notice. To me it seemed like it would do it whenever it wanted to. I'm going to rotate the tires back to where they were originally before this all happened. Perhaps the front drive wheel is out of balance causing this mess. I hope anyway.
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Did you make sure the centering bolt in your spring packs are intact? I've broken 5 of them...
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A bad tire won't usually cause it alone unless it's REALLY bad. Tire issues usually are something that exaggerate other worn or broken front end problems.
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Did you make sure the centering bolt in your spring packs are intact? I've broken 5 of them...

This wouldn't surprise me. This jeep has a few extra horse power than it really needs.
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Put tires in original place and its gone......wtf
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Put tires in original place and its gone......wtf
bent rim.
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bent rim.

x2. Look at the 2 back rims one of them has to be really off balance.
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Were your lug nuts tight?
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lugs were tight. I will defiantly take the tires to get balanced tuesday after class. I'll let you all know what I find out.

Perhaps the unbalanced tire really brings out that my gear box has some slop in it, causing it to move so much??
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Unbalanced(especially heavy tires) tires really bring out the death wobble in my jeep
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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #19
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I run aluminum rims with 35x12.5r15 ... but they measure out to a 33.xx

I do have a ton of weights on the side lol. Never had them balanced since I bought them from a friend 5 years ago.
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Welding cracks is not the fix. Dont play around with your steering, its kind of important. Get this fixed correctly.
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