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    clunk on turn after lift

    Its been a while so hello.
    The last time I was on was either bigger tires or a two inch lift on my xj. I didn't use longer sway bar disconnects and the left bearing assembly seemed loose in the hole even though I only mildly sanded it. A few months later and I'm getting mor and more clunks out of it. At first it was only when turning hard left on a small incline, then it was turning hard left, now the right does it sometimes and the left often does it when I go over even a speedbump. Any thoughts so I can get after it without wasting a lot of time as I rarely get it the shop these days?
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    Rubicon express lift?

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    bushings gotta love them

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    It was a skyjacker 2" with the bushings. Everything is tight as far as I can tell. The most consistently it makes the noise is on a grade while turning. I wonder of the endlinks are somehow loading and unloading. I'll go check to see if it makes the noise while stationary. - Nope won't do it while sitting still so I won't be getting under it while moving. I don't know maybe with the night I'm having I will.
    Last edited by greentaco; 11-22-2010 at 10:49 PM.

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    Any heim joints? The RE trackbars are famous for loosening off.

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    They are factory bars. I checked them when I swapped the winter tires on (thanks for the rims Steve). Sometimes I'm getting that clunk when I turn and and then when I straighten. Speed bumps often cause it especially at an angle. Its getting worse over time. Could the loose fitting bearing assembly do this?

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    Maybe a broken coil spring or it not seated properly/not clamped

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    My money's on sway bar end links.

    Did you put on quick disconnects when you did the lift?
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    No discos and man are they tight!
    I'll check on the springs. Maybe the clamp came off.

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    I'm no expert, but when I had a problem that was somewhat similar, it ended up being the ball joint on the frame side of the trackbar. That was with an aftermarket adjustable trackbar, so I replaced the ball joint. I don't think that is possible with a stock trackbar.

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