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Bylund 12-04-2011 05:13 PM

Help troublshooting?!?!
 
I'm at my wits end with this Jeep! The vehicle is a 2005 limited WK 5.7. The quality of ride is less than good.. I have the RK puck lift with 255/75/R17 KM1's on Rubicon wheels with 1.25" spidertrax wheel spacers, OME rear shocks and Bilstien Struts.. It shakes at 60mph plus, along with some minor bumpsteer issues, the handling is such that I get nervous to have my wife drive it on the freeway.. I have had it aligned, wheels balanced, re-aligned and tires rebalanced several times by two shops and they can't seem to find the causes. I've owned three Jeeps, 98 grand, 97 cherokee and 05 Rubicon all lifted and this is by far the worst ride/handling on of the bunch.. Any ideas? I'm started to think I need to go Toyota..

SoCalMoparWK 12-04-2011 06:46 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
Sounds like something in the suspension is loose. The only other thing I can thing of is bad shocks which can also cause it to shake.

Escape 12-04-2011 09:35 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
Have you checked your wheel spacers and your puck lift. I bet it is in those 2 areas. If you still have your stock wheels and tires put those back on without the spacers to rule those out.

Crestwood1001 12-04-2011 09:38 PM

Well I can tell ya right now those wheel spacers arnt spider trax, they only do 1.5 not 1.25, so there's a good possibility those are not hub centric, which will cause a wobble

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SvenskaJeepGuy 12-04-2011 09:48 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bylund (Post 527315)
I've owned three Jeeps, 98 grand, 97 cherokee and 05 Rubicon all lifted and this is by far the worst ride/handling on of the bunch.. Any ideas? I'm started to think I need to go Toyota..


:lol: nothing like an over-reaction. take nates advice and swap out the spacers

Crestwood1001 12-04-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by SvenskaJeepGuy (Post 527464)
:lol: nothing like an over-reaction. take nates advice and swap out the spacers

Lol thank you sir :) im prob right to, but dam dude you get one issue and your done with it? When my starter went noone saw me shopping for a new car haha

Bylund 12-05-2011 10:12 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
Haha, So.. I may have been a little hot when I wrote that... I am getting a little frustrated though.. as this isn't the first problem with the Jeep :(. I never mentioned that those were not new mods, I believe I've put close to 30k on everything other than the tires, those are around 500mi. The shop suggested that I use beads for the balancing, which this is the first time I've used them, Any opinions towards those? I'm not exactly familiar with IFS so I asked them to look it over.. The manager of which I know has been out of town, So I'm left to deal with his reputable #1 for the time being :banghead: I'm wondering if it was even glanced at!

Bylund 12-12-2011 11:03 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
It was the damn beads. Couldn't tell you how frustrating that was :D I might be changing shops..

SvenskaJeepGuy 12-12-2011 11:04 PM

Re: Help troublshooting?!?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bylund (Post 532905)
It was the damn beads. Couldn't tell you how frustrating that was :D I might be changing shops..

glad you figured it out!


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