Jeep Swaying Problem

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  1. bomberboy

    bomberboy New Member

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    I'm at words for how much this thing tilts. I can litterally shake the cab without a problem. The shocks are new that came along with the 3" suspension lift. I've never felt a lifted truck with this much sway. This things sways side to side, driving back and forth. Front coil springs are new, and the rear has blocks. Balance on the tires is good. It's just sways like a fucking bat out of hell. Any ideas on what the problem would be?
     
  2. one.nine

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    just put a bobble head on the dash and enjoy the ride
     
  3. King Primate

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    Does it still have a front sway bar?
     
  4. Rob

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    Uhm, are your sway bars and sway bar connects on?

    They might be the shitty ball socket connects that never last.
     
  5. amalgamas

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    Also, do you know the rating on your new springs? How soft or stiff they are?
     
  6. bomberboy

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    I don't have a clue. I just ordered them from rustys offroad. Fuck. I don't even remember if I reconnected the sway bars. I never even thought for a second they'd make that big of a difference.
     
  7. Captain Haddock

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    Trac bar needs new bushings, CA bushings are bad, sway bar needs new bushings, need new tie rod, need new drag link, need new ball joints
     
  8. King Primate

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    I have no rear sway bar. I ran for a while without the front sway bar and I had this type of problem. The thing would dip around corners and the tires would chew on the fenders around corners.
     
  9. amalgamas

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    Reconnecting your front doesn't really, I haven't been running mine for nearly a month now. It's the rear you have to worry about, w/o it you're looking at major sway and possible air time on one or more tires on hard turns.
     
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    almost every one i know who runs rustys offroad springs on thier jeeps do so cuz they are super soft and provide alot of flex.....id venture to say that a big part of your prob
     
  11. bomberboy

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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
    Fuck. I forgot to put the rear sway bar back on. It punctured one of my tires when I was doing the lift in the rear and never connected it back togheter. Said the fuck with this piece of shit and threw it away.
     
  12. Topgun

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    :hsugh: you have that backwards there champ.

    Run your front sway bar when you're on the road. You can ditch the rear.
     
  13. IslanderOffRoad

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    I havent run a rear sway bar on mine in 6 months.

    What kind of Jeep?
     
  14. FreakinSyco

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    On my cherokee I had sway bar disconnects from JKS. Having the sways disconnected is like a rollercoaster.. but if you have them connected on the trails your going to rip one off.

    On my cherokee the front sway made 11ty times more difference than my rear sway when it was connected. I left the rear sway off and disconnected the front sway when off road.
     
  15. FreakinSyco

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    Dont buy rustys swaybar disconnects we broke one the same day we installed it.. POS.
     
  16. amalgamas

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    ...I've been running jeeps for nearly a decade at this point, and I'm in groups with people that have been crawling them since the 80's. If you are on a full coil spring/coil over jeep, namely the TJ/LJ line, you never disconnect the rear sway. Ever. And if you want to say otherwise go to pirate4x4.com, into the jeep section and tell them that, they'll have some very choice words for you.

    Now if you are in a vehicle with leaf's in the rear, and coils in the front, yeah go ahead disconnect the rear and leave the front on. Hell, I know guys who drive YJ's and XJ's who don't have either of their sways on at all times with no pronounced issues.
     
  17. King Primate

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    The OP said that he had blocks in the rear.
     
  18. amalgamas

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    ...yeah, saw that in the re-read, I'm a dumbass there. Will admit that.

    As long as his front is on he shouldn't be having any major issues at this point. If there are any present it's probably related to spring rate or possible bad shocks.

    OP: you don't happen to have any pics of your suspension available do you?
     
  19. 95YJ

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    google "death wobble"
     
  20. amalgamas

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    He'd know if he had death wobble...there is no mistaking DW as a sway problem. Anyone who's had it more than once will back me up on that one.
     
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    my girlfriends jeep does the same thing... its a tj right?
     
  22. AlcoLOLic

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    CJs were notorious for that. Looks like things haven't changed much.
     
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    Yeah maybe for offroad performance when you are looking for stability and predictability during suspension travel, but on road you have it backwards. Front sway bar does almost all the work on road. Disconnect the rear on a TJ there will be very little difference on road, disconnect the front and it will scare most people.
     
  24. Small Block LSX

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    My friend had a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. He had like a 6" lift and 33's on the bitch. When we'd turn corners he'd crank the wheel and we'd all lean to one side. Every time we'd get the front left tire off the ground. Once or twice we had both left tires off the ground. :rofl:

    It's just the nature of a short wheel based vehicle with a high center of gravity and spongy suspension. I always thought Jeeps kicked ass.
     
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    Uhh no thats what happens when you lift just to get height for looks and you fuck up your suspension geometry. What do you think will happen when you lift it 6" and the angle on your control arms goes from horizontal to vertical :hsugh: And 33s with 6"s of lift too :hsugh:
     

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