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Suspension wobble

Hello,
I own a White/Black 2014 Jeep SRT. It is awesome to look at and to sit in. The problem is simply that it is a horrible driving experience.
I owned a 2009 Jeep SRT8 which was remarkably better to drive then my now 2014. The problem or issue I am encountering is a serious side to side wobble, not typical body roll that you would expect from this heavy of a vehicle. This wobble is so bad you could never drink a coffee or as a passenger send a text message. At highway speeds if you hit a dip in the pavement you had best have both hands white knuckled onto the steering wheel or good chance you would flip the SRT.
I have had it into a dealership and upon inspection they told me there was nothing wrong!
I took the Service Manager and the SRT certified Technician for a drive and as soon as we hit a dip in the road and the Service Manager slammed his head into the passenger window, all on board agreed that something was wrong.
However, after continued visits to the service department the best they could come up with was it was out of alignment.
They stated they correct the alignment and now the SRT was in spec. However nothing changed and really the Service Department washed their hands of it.
If anyone has ever driven a SUV with a broken sway bar, well that is exactly what this driving experience feels like.
Needless to say at this time this is the most disappointing vehicle I have ever owned.
It is so bad that it just sits in my garage while I drive an HHR that has 200k miles on it because it is simply a better driving experience.
Now for any of you that think I simply can not appreciate the performance design of this vehicle or maybe you would think that possibly I am simply not accustomed to a performance SUV of this magnitude..well I assure you that is not the case. I also own a 2012 BMW X5M with 745WHP, a Porsche Turbo S, an Aston Martin and a Ferrari.
I am not giving up on this SRT because I believe it could be a world class super SUV..so I am reduced to researching and investigating to determine what is the cause of the condition I am experiencing.
However, I am in need of a suspension diagram and any information if there is anyone out there that has ever or is having a similar problem. I would also like to know if there are any suspension upgrades available for this SRT?
Any help will be appreciated.
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Ed
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:13 PM
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Ed, I can't help u with your issue unfortunately, just wondering how I can get a job like yours.

Hook me up. Lol.
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Re: Suspension wobble

Thanks for the response. I noticed you have a 2014 SRT as well...do you have any issues with yours...any rear end wiggle or body wobble?

As for the job...my advice, work hard, work for yourself, never ask for a hand out, never take government help, always help anyone you can, always be honest, and last of all find something you like to do.. devise a gameplan, be dedicated, disciplined and determind and you will no doubt be successful.

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No Mate, no suspension wobble, I think so far I have been lucky and bought one that was assembled well.

It's been awesome.
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Re: Suspension wobble

You might be feeling the flex in the swaybar linkages. This is why several people have reported a better result from the Bwoody upgraded links, as they are much thicker.
Most drivers would not pickup on subtle movements in cars, unless they are a professional driver.
While I do not have a SRT yet, I can feel what I call squirm in my Overland and the swaybar linkages are as thick as a pencil. With the sticker tyres of the SRT, it would amplify the feeling.
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Re: Suspension wobble

Thanks for the sound advice.

I will immediately look into the sway bar links.

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Re: Suspension wobble

Read post # 16 down before you do anything.

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You will 100% feel the difference our adjustable arms do more than just fix Camber and toe they also stop deflection. All the sloppiness should be going away slowly we are still making more parts so these are only the first two pieces to the puzzle.
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Surely they checked the suspension out at the dealer. This is the first SRT I have ever heard to do this. Did they check the struts and shocks electronic connections? It could be a programming issue with the shocks/struts. They are electronically controlled. No way it could be a physical problem with any of the suspension components unless they were broken, loose or something else. That would be very noticable.
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Re: Suspension wobble

My 2012 had the same problem. Had to hold the wheel with two hands or it would take off in any direction it wanted to. Dealer also installed a new steering column . I later found out it was the pirelli 3 season rubber , those things tracked liked crazy. I put my winter wheels on and it was a totally different vehicle. I ordered my 2014 with the all season rubber this time.
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Re: Suspension wobble

I experienced this as well on my Mustang when I was rolling Pirelli P-Zero all seasons tires at the time. It almost felt like a zigzag "wobble". It was pretty bad as it can really take you for a ride. There are other performance tires that I have read about that share these very same characteristics.

I did not know that the Pirelli 3 season P-Zero shared these very same tracking characteristics with regards to grooves in the pavement. But it makes sense why I felt that the turn-in ability of these tires were top notch.
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