Originally Posted by lancinfish
Have any of you experienced problems with the SH!T bushing on the frame end of the Pure Performance track bar? I have had this thing for 20,000 miles on my truck and will be replacing the bushing for the 3rd time. Got on the interstate today and had the death wobble that comes when the bushing wears out. Came home tonight and had my buddy come over and just as I have figured, the bushing is worn out again.
I am going to order one tomorrow, but the last time I called them it was a bunch of excuses. They told me that in wet environments like "Florida" they see premature wear. I think that's BS.
As well, the last time I did the bushing, I went ahead and replaced the ball joint on the other end of the track bar. It didn't seem to be worn very much, but for sake of making sure that it was right, I did it.
Hopefully someone has some help. I am about to throw this damn thing in the trash can and take of the leveling kit so I can go back to the stock parts. I am really feeling like this thing is a crap design and in the two last phone calls to them, I didn't get any support for as much money as this thing cost.
I beleive the tech you spoke with today actually diagnosed your issue correctly. As one of the tech's here I have never heard anyone say anything about moisture and if they did, they are no longer here because I spoke to the other 2 techs and they all said they never said anything like that.
However, your issue as I understand it is caused by two things. First, you added spacers which is making you light on caster with no caster correction, which we recommended ball joint cams for the uppers so you can ge the caster back. Low caster is just like a shopping cart wheel and will promote a death wobble condition. Second, you stated the offset in the bar is a little "shy" for your application which is due to the spacer lift and no axle position correction. When putting a spacer in the vehicle and not correcting the axle position, the axle slides back a little bit, thus creating that issue.
Like we mentioned, one of our techs is looking into a heim joint for your application to take any and all extra misalignment caused by your axle positioning. However, this will not be the "be all" end all solution as you still have to correct for the lighter caster setting.
It has nothing to do with the design of the part, just the compilation of components you have in the vehicle. We are sorry if you feel that is "Sh!t" in your terms. I will be sure to let the tech know who is working on a real solution for you.