My JK had it start on the hinges where it met the door. I bet if you remove a JL hinge it looks like this underneath.
Rear track bar brackets are common, reusing the stock bar. Also, I do believe the rear bar is not affected as much as the front (swing radius) due to the axle mount being high on the axle tube in the rear, whereas the front axle side mount is at the front/bottom of the axle tube.
I had issues at the hinges and at tops of the rear windows on my textured hardtop. They had a body shop repaint the back clamshell, then the freedom panels didn't match, so they painted those too. Annoying to deal with but it looks good now.
My understanding is the JL door is a glued together almagamation of steel frame and alum skin, this is what the door check mounts to and there is flex between the parts that breaks the glue bond. If this is happening at year 1 or less (6 months for me) how are these going to be doing at year 10...
I've had my entire textured hard top repainted (back half first, not even close to matching freedom panels, then they did those to match) and a new transfer case installed, not to mention bad driver's door alignment and exhaust leaks, steering play etc. Less than 5k miles, 6 months old. I have...
Not exactly. The Track bar only centers the axle under the Jeep. Many have reported that just a track bar swap helps with drive ability. The drag link and tie rod don't have the play or flex the stock hollow track bar does.
Swap the track bar and play it by ear from there.
I got the same thing from my local dealer in IL. Why did FCA send this notice out when parts are so far out? Cart before the horse. What a joke. Not to mention this wont fix the dead spot so many owners have.
Have you experienced actual death wobble? Your statement tells me you have not.
A steering shimmy/bump steer is not death wobble, some are conflating these two terms.
I had a TJ with death wobble and it absolutely could have caused an accident. Luckily nobody was around me when it happened on...