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Installing the new JJ end for my Currie track bar and found some concerning things. @mrblaine Have you ever seen stress cracks in a JJ centering ball?
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My track bar came loose in 2021 in Moab while with Josh and Matt. We tightened it back up on the trail and I retorqued once I got back to where I was staying. However, this side of the centering ball has certainly seen some movement to wear off this much material.
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Looks like I’ll be ordering a JJ rebuild kit for the frame side.
From death wobble probably?
Ok. Here’s my theory. There are a couple times I’ve let a shop do the work on my rig—both times they fucked something up. I thought maybe one of the dumbasses used an impact on my track bar bolts and severely overtorqued them, leading to stretched bolts that will never hold spec torque.
So, to test that theory, I installed new hardware frame and axle side and took for a test drive. Results, no DW no matter what bumps or series of bumps I hit, nor on the known areas that always provoke it. Surprisingly, I’m not even getting the slight shimmy I was getting. As of now, it seems to have been solved. I’ll be changing my sub name now.
In light of the condition of the centering ball, I’m still ordering and changing it.
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Installed the BMB tie rod with new ends and gave it an alignment.
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Had some clearance issues with the sway bar and ram mounts and the clamps. Had to face driver side clamp forward and passenger side down, respectively. Need to find time to install BMB raised mounts and do the flip.
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Also waiting on TB centering ball to finish repairing the track bar issues.