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Old 05-24-2006, 01:14 PM   #1
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death wobble

Put a 2" ProComp lift kit on myself and now has serious wobble. Have had it re-aligned, tire's re-balanced and rotated and still getting bad wobble at around 45 mph when slowing down only. I still have the stock stabalizer buthave been told going to stronger will only mask problem. any other suggestions?

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Old 05-24-2006, 01:26 PM   #2
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Try tightening the lower trackbar mounting bolt to 55 ft-lbs. Yes, it's true that a new stronger steering stabilzer will only mask the symptoms but not cure the underlying cause.

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Old 05-24-2006, 02:15 PM   #3
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I agree, make sure all of your bolts are tight on any of your steering linkages. Did your kit come with a extended plate for your track bar? Just wondering if it changed the geometry of your steering. It is also a good idea to have a larger diameter steering stabilizer, the factory one is way undersized. I realize that is not a cure, just more stability.
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:36 PM   #4
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ok, i've tightened all suspension pieces, added pro comp steering stabilizer, balanced and rotated all tires, front end aligned. still have bad wobble whne i hit brakes and slow down around 40mph. does not happen every time i slow down but keeps coming back. any other options i am over looking?
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:09 PM   #5
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I found this thread on another site, see if it helps; http://www.ultimatejeep.com/News/article/sid=141.html

I don't know how many miles you have on your Jeep, but it sounds like you may need to replace some parts, and have a alignment shop look at your caster. Tell them you are having this problem.

Your track bar is also very crucial to this, and you may need to buy one that is adjustable. Check with the people you got your lift from, and see what their recommendations are.
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u joints or drive shaft angle is all i can think of, that was the problem with my buddys when we did his, it was just a little bit off and it wasnt all the time but enough to make him angry.
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So when you tightened the Trac Bar up did you get very many turns on it? Becuase the bushings may be going bad and causing the issues you describe.
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Old 05-31-2006, 07:03 PM   #8
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death wobble

Jeep only has 8k miles so I don't see needing to replace any parts. I went with the 2" lift so I would not have to worry about this problem but it looks like I will have to. Who makes an extension for the trac bar. This seems like the most common cause for my issue? Thanks for all yall's help by the way!!
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For an adjustable trac bar, check here;http://www.quadratec.com/products/pr...able+track+bar
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still have bad wobble whne i hit brakes and slow down around 40mph. does not happen every time i slow down but keeps coming back.
Um, please more fully describe in exact detail the symptom you are describing as Death Wobble. Does the steering wheel feel like it's wiggling back and forth a little as you apply the brakes with perhaps a bit of a matching pulsation felt in the brake pedal?

Or is it MASSIVE TERRIFYING SHAKE EVERY BOLT LOOSE OTHER CARS SWERVING OUT OF YOUR WAY UNTIL YOU CAN GET IT STOPPED THAT BLURS YOUR VISION AND MAKES YOU CRAP YOUR PANTS type of problem.
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Um, please more fully describe in exact detail the symptom you are describing as Death Wobble. Does the steering wheel feel like it's wiggling back and forth a little as you apply the brakes with perhaps a bit of a matching pulsation felt in the brake pedal?

Or is it MASSIVE TERRIFYING SHAKE EVERY BOLT LOOSE OTHER CARS SWERVING OUT OF YOUR WAY UNTIL YOU CAN GET IT STOPPED THAT BLURS YOUR VISION AND MAKES YOU CRAP YOUR PANTS type of problem.
Sounds like a woman I dated once upon a time. Ah but that's another life ago.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:54 AM   #12
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lucky you

You only dated one like that, I was married to one like that....gave me those kind of symptoms........lol

But that was also in another life.
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Old 06-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #13
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To describe in more detail: Wobble happens when slowing down from around 50-55 mph (using brakes or just coasting) and I reach between 45-40 mph. The wobble will start in the steering wheel slowly then build to bone shaking, bolt loosening, 8.9 richter scale shake that then works it's way to the back of the vehicle like a wave. I rode beside vehicle to see if you can notice from the outside and you can see the front wheels shaking violently. It only stops when the vehicle slows down to almost 15-20 mph. It does not happen every time but you can always feel at least a little wobble in the steering wheel but only when braking or slowing down.
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death wobble

And it's not nice to speak about women that we once loved that way! Accurate, true and to the point but not nice.
p.s. I forgive you because your helping me out!!
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Old 06-02-2006, 03:41 PM   #15
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And it's not nice to speak about women that we once loved that way! Accurate, true and to the point but not nice.
p.s. I forgive you because your helping me out!!

OOOH, that is priceless.
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To describe in more detail: Wobble happens when slowing down from around 50-55 mph (using brakes or just coasting) and I reach between 45-40 mph. The wobble will start in the steering wheel slowly then build to bone shaking, bolt loosening, 8.9 richter scale shake that then works it's way to the back of the vehicle like a wave. I rode beside vehicle to see if you can notice from the outside and you can see the front wheels shaking violently. It only stops when the vehicle slows down to almost 15-20 mph. It does not happen every time but you can always feel at least a little wobble in the steering wheel but only when braking or slowing down.
Yep, sounds like you've got death wobble. Can you tell us exactly what components were swapped out when you did the ProComp kit?
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Old 06-02-2006, 11:08 PM   #17
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he said he had the 2 inch coil pro comp suspension lift which is just a new set of coil springs and shocks...so it is just a basic kit of coils and shocks.
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Old 06-03-2006, 01:27 PM   #18
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pro comp springs, shocks, steeering stablizer w/31x10.5 at. I was looking at my front tires and it appears that one is sticking out about 1-1 1/2 inches further than the other. Looks like trac bar is the issue. Is there an easy fix or do you have to replace entire tracbar w/$200 item? ya'll are right!! this is like a woman i used to know. always costing me more money but fun to play around with!!!!

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