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Old 05-02-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Death Wobbles

I need help, 2003 WR 4" lift. I'm getting the DW around 35-37 mph. Any suggestions?

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Old 05-02-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Trackbar probably isn't tight. Also, death wobble can be exaggerated by adding a lift. Check the track bar bolts first and let me know what you find. Also, DW is sometimes confused with shimmy, what are the symptoms?

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lay down on your back underneath the front end. have someone else turn the wheels just a slight turn left to right. problems should become evident.
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Symptoms are massive shaking. And gets worse as you go. Slowing down is only cure. When doors are off you can look out and see the tired "wobbling." Had it before and I rotated tires and it stopped but now after about 5 months it's back. Tires aren't wearing uneven or anything.
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Symptoms are massive shaking. And gets worse as you go. Slowing down is only cure. When doors are off you can look out and see the tired "wobbling." Had it before and I rotated tires and it stopped but now after about 5 months it's back. Tires aren't wearing uneven or anything.
As mentioned above, check tightness of all suspension parts starting with track bar, tie rod ends, ball joints, etc. also check your toe-in adjustment.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #6
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My DW kept coming back because of the trac bar bracket mounting hole on the axle had become worn. We had to drill out the brackett and the bushing in the trac bar, then replace with bigger bolt. I have not had an issue since.
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:46 PM   #7
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Symptoms are massive shaking. And gets worse as you go. Slowing down is only cure. When doors are off you can look out and see the tired "wobbling." Had it before and I rotated tires and it stopped but now after about 5 months it's back. Tires aren't wearing uneven or anything.
I just had this same problem on my 2003 wrangler when driving around 40mph. We had just put a 2.5" lift in and brand new suspension system.

We had the wheels checked and found one was warped and two tires were out of balance. So we replaced the warped wheel and rebalanced the two tires. Still had the DW but not as bad. Due to a "popping" sound, we took the jeep back to the place that put the lift/suspension system in. They replaced the pitment arm and one of the sway bar end links and that solved the problem.

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