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You shouldn't rely on a steering stabilizer to fix death wobble but find and fix the root cause - track bar, ball joints, tie rod and drag link and control arms (aside from the obvious of alignment and tire balance.) One quick test is to have someone at the steering wheel while you lay underneath the front end. Have them turn the steering wheel (engine off) back and forth while you look for slop in the track bar or steering parts. Sometimes the 'slop' won't be obvious, my fix would be to throw parts at the problem as a last resort.

Adjusting the caster might help return-to-center steering.
Hi John. I agree with you. And have done just what you mentioned. My jeep has over 100k on it and was due. I threw every item you mentioned at it and fixed it. Plus balancing and castor adjustment as a result of the lift and larger tires. The average person just looks for the fast fix.
 

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Well I've been AWOL for a bit but that doesn't mean I haven't been working on the rig. Sent the bumper out to the power coater and decided to do some bushwhacking before I got it back... Turns out my fender plans were expedited after that
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So I decided to dive in head first. I had a rough idea of what I wanted but no set in stone plan. Pretty much winging it, the only thing I knew for sure is that I wanted something I haven't seen before. I first cut the bulk of the outer fender off, I wanted to save the inner fenders for this build

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Once those were chopped, I formed up some stainless to use as the base

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And then began forming and tacking the tubing

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At this point I got the bumper back, it turned out great

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Of course I had to do a flex test to see where the tires would land inside the fenders. Plenty of room, swaybars are connected but I was able to get close enough to get a general idea


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Next was sheet metal

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Also got some new 4XE Rubicon decals and new black jeep decals, the silver didn't really match the rig anymore

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It's dirty, but here is a better shot of the bumper. (Don't mind the gaps between the sheet metal and the tubing in the front of the fenders, that will make sense later...)

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One side roughly sanded, probably wayyyy overkill for raptor liner but better safe than sorry
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You really have great fabrication skills - very impressive. (And your pup steals the attention :whistle: .)
 

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You really have great fabrication skills - very impressive. (And your pup steals the attention :whistle: .)
Much appreciated John! Yea, Kilo does a great job at that haha
 
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quite the project. I kinda like the shiny, or even just the rough sanded finish.

Reminders me of the metal cloak fenders.

I will say I like having the access panels on the body/tub sides. Makes it easier to mount the fenders

great work
 

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quite the project. I kinda like the shiny, or even just the rough sanded finish.

Reminders me of the metal cloak fenders.

I will say I like having the access panels on the body/tub sides. Makes it easier to mount the fenders

great work
Thank you. I agree the raw stainless looks pretty cool, I have been strongly considering the access panels but havent figured out what I would want yet.
 
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Looking good. I can hardly wait to see the Raptor on them.
Same here, excited to see how the black ties everything together
 
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Starting to enjoy the weather

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Got the DRLs and turn signals mounted, looks pretty cool, super bright
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