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Old 09-06-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation Death wobble question?

Okay I'm posting here cause I know sum1 has done the same exact thing I have and ran into the same problem and knows the solution before I dump a lot of money into here and play where's Waldo but looking for the cause of death wobble... So I put a shitty brand new 2.5" rough country lift in my 03 Tj wrangler and quick disconnects and new steering stabilizer!! Before I changed over to my new bigger tires, I put the lift,new sway bars, new steering stabilizer and left the stock tires on and drove to work I got DW(death wobble) at 70 mph with stock tires now that I put on my bigger tires I get DW at 40 mph.. The lift has been in for 1 week and I can't even leave back roads or go over 35 mph now so what do u think I should do? I need to have suggestions before I just jump into beefing up my front end... I was thinking about doing an alignment but if that's not the problem fixer then I just wasted $100 so please help me

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Old 09-06-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Okay I'm posting here cause I know sum1 has done the same exact thing I have and ran into the same problem and knows the solution before I dump a lot of money into here and play where's Waldo but looking for the cause of death wobble... So I put a shitty brand new 2.5" rough country lift in my 03 Tj wrangler and quick disconnects and new steering stabilizer!! Before I changed over to my new bigger tires, I put the lift,new sway bars, new steering stabilizer and left the stock tires o and drove to work I got DW(death wobble) at 70 mph with stock tires now that I put on my bigger tires I get DW at 40 mph.. The lift has been in for 1 week and I can't even leave back roads or go over 35 mph now so what do u think I should do? I need to have suggestions before I just jump into beefing up my front end... I was thinking about doing an alignment but if that's not the problem fixer then I just wasted $100 so please help me
When you change the steering geometry. Could be bumpsteer from dropped pitman arm, wore out track bar, bad TREs

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alignment will probably straighten it out
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alignment will probably straighten it out
X2 long as nothing else is worn
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #5
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1: do the alignment yourself. No need to plunk $100 bucks on one. Its very easy to do. There are write ups on how to.

2: Check your track bar on the axle side. When you installed the lift, did you loosen the bolt? Forget to retorque? Possibly bind the bushing up by not loosening it during install?

3: are you getting "death wobble" when you hit bumps or dips in the road? Or just at speeds?

I ran that lift for a while and never had issues with it. Yes, its a cheap lift and has a rough ride, but its not unsafe. Recheck everything. Or keep it under 70 lol
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Check your toe-in, Make sure your tires are perfectly balanced, Check your track bar ends for play, and have someone help you do a dry steering test to check for worn parts.
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Old 09-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #7
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Ok update is I got my tires balanced and now I can do 45-50 mph but I'm hoping the alignment I do Friday is gonna fix everything or at least let me do 70 mph or else I give up cuz I checked all my parts and everything seems fine nothing is loose if I have to buy a new set of tires and/or rims I'm gonna be super pissed I just paid for these ones to be custom painted
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I had the same problem bad wobble at 43 to 45 I was running 31" got an alignment didn't fix it. Went up to 33" and now no wobble granted I need to re gear now but no wobble
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Old 09-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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I don't know if anyone can still see my thread/post but here's the update, I got my tires rebalanced and a alignment and she can go down the road at 65-70mph but now when I hit a bump between 52-62mph she goes back into death wobble so I figured/know my tire rods are junk after driving the last 2 weeks and getting death wobble 20+ times so I was gonna replace the 4 tie rods and then upgrade to a V8 Cherokee track bar because I heard its thicker and bolts right in... Does anyone have any input for me or other things I should look into before I drop another $300 minimum again and want to shoot myself..?

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