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I’ve been fighting a little death wobble since I got it back on the road. Fixed the steering box and steering shaft slop, now I have death wobble. 😂

was going to add a stabilizer, but my box is already tapped for assist. Doesn’t seem like that much more work to add a ram so I think I’ll get that knocked out this weekend. I see some keyed knuckles from Brian Ellinger in my future…
 
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I’ve been fighting a little death wobble since I got it back on the road. Fixed the steering box and steering shaft slop, now I have death wobble. 😂

was going to add a stabilizer, but my box is already tapped for assist. Doesn’t seem like that much more work to add a ram so I think I’ll get that knocked out this weekend. I see some keyed knuckles from Brian Ellinger in my future…
Have you balanced the tires?
 
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U-bolts tight?
Good thought, will check them today
I want to do assist also. You got a ram picked out?
I have a 6x1.5” psc ram, going to measure the throw of my pitman arm today. Id like to rework the pitman arm to allow for my fzj80 tie rod end, but also a double shear 5/8 heim mount. Something similar to this.
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Keeps the ram lines short and out of the way, also minimal movement of the ram, and takes a ton of stress of the sector shaft.
 
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Been driving it a couple times a week to work. Today was interesting. Driver in front of me slammed on their brakes, so did I, rear ended locked and swung me around. Hit the embankment in the shoulder and rolled. Less the 15mph. Feeling lucky to be alive. Two land highway with no divider. Definitely could have been worse. Walked away with a small scratch on my right foot.

will likely be ordering a redline cage kit next week. Mine is all tweaked.

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