I have a 1999 jeep cherokee XJ I bought it a month ago and it was lifted already. It has a 4.5 rough country lift. UCA, LCA and track bar are adjustable. I recently had an alignment and replaced UCA forward bushings, re-adjusted all the heim style joints, replaced ball joints and sway bar bushings.
My main three current problems:
1) I still have a wheel hop/ gallop in the front at 40-50 mph. Coasting to slow down and it goes away or accelerate through it and it goes away. It was what's considered the death wobble before I inspected, adjusted, replaced things and had an alignment done. Vibe is worse when turning but road condition does not seem to matter as to when the vibration happens.
2) Now the rod end from drivers side that connects to the drag link rubs the steering stabilizer bolt heads and rubs on the passenger side quick disconnect for the sway bar at normal ride height. As well as the quick disconnect welded bracket at max turn. At full front suspension droop I can not turn right because same rod end contacts about half the sway bar quick disconnect and stops all motion of me turning the wheel to the right. I will attaché a few pictures to help.
3) My driver's side "frame" piece moves separate from radiator support beam... If that makes sense. The steering box does not flex separately from the wall and the aluminum bracket behind it is intact. I have seen a track bar brace that connects at the drop bracket and goes under the oil pan to passenger side. Do you recommend one brand over another to alleviate this issue? And or does anyone still make a steering box brace that connects the steering box at the drop arm to the passenger side via a brace? I assume this and the steering linkage rubbing is where the continued wheel bounce is coming from.
I have been in contact with a few local shops and all either try and sell me what they personally prefer and or their shop carries or don't seem to know how to help.
The first two are at full droop suspension. Rest are normal ride height.