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Old 03-10-2012, 07:24 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. Someone else also said to check the bushings where the bed mounts to the body. Not sure if thats what you mean by cab mounts I had the dealer do that and they checked out ok. As far as the cross members, frame rails, spring mounts I have no idea how to check those things and I would have to tell the dealer to check them if thay have not done so already. I will call my tech and ask him if he has checked them yet.

I really want to keep this truck. It' s the perfect truck and everything I want save for the handling but its getting exhausting trying to figure this out.
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After driving a Jeep for years with a disconnected front anti-sway bar, I'd have to say that your problem is likely related to the front anti-sway bar. Your symptoms sound exactly like what many Jeep off-roaders just get used to after being to lazy to reconnect the disconnects.

I have not seen in the previous posts were this is mentioned. Be sure to check that the bar itself is not loose within the bushings. I always replace the the stock rubber bushings with poly. Also, make sure there is NO play in the joints were the links connect to the axle. The joints are a ball style and often pull out under heavy stress.
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I drove my current truck for over 100K miles with no issues and then I went thru a patch where the steering was real sloppy,the understeer was dangerous and I could not keep the front end aligned. I wore out a cheap set of tires in under 25K miles. I ended up putting a set of 20" Michelin LTX's on it and it smartened right up. Bilsteins are next.

Having said that, I don't consider BFG's to be cheap by any means.
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