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Old 01-11-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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had 1st "death wobble" today

after installing the 2" BB and and alignment..had my 1st experience with the dreded death wobble.though it was minor and went away quickly,i had it.hit a good size pothole at about 40 and away it went!! funny thing is that ive had the lift for a month and new alignment for 2 weeks?

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Try retorquing everything to spec. Something might have come loose.

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Old 01-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #3
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im pullin it in later on.had new tie rod ends..steering stabilizer,everything else is tight with no play as well..dam thing..
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Check both frame end and axle end of your track bar for play. Watch it while someone turns your steering wheel back and forth.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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Never heard of minor death wobble. If you don't believe you are going to die a violent dead, then it's just a wobble. I was in a 47 Willys deathwobble once and about died. Spooky as H3LL!
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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Never heard of minor death wobble. If you don't believe you are going to die a violent dead, then it's just a wobble. I was in a 47 Willys deathwobble once and about died. Spooky as H3LL!
Agreed!
I've had it in my LJ, and in my '48. It's very violent, and even if you are expecting it, when it happens you seriously doubt that you'll be able to control the vehicle before it kills you and anyone nearby...

You probably have some harmonic vibes/wobble going on that if not addressed promptly will likely develop into full-scale death wobble.

How many miles on your rig?
What control arms are you running?
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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so i did get 2 turns on each of the new tie rod ends and rotated tires .i noticed now i can go 70 and its a s smooth as can be. guess your right..i had "regular wobble" not death wobble..
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You change out your stock shocks? I had a slight wobble with a BB and stockers, plus I also found my sway bar link had failed...If you are running stock shocks with a BB, dont..and check your sway bar links as well.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:14 PM   #9
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You change out your stock shocks? I had a slight wobble with a BB and stockers, plus I also found my sway bar link had failed...If you are running stock shocks with a BB, dont..and check your sway bar links as well.
Shocks and sway bar links have nothing to do with constraining the axle. Therefore, they have nothing to do with wobbles.
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Shocks and sway bar links have nothing to do with constraining the axle. Therefore, they have nothing to do with wobbles.

I know what you are saying( and it true for a true death wobble, which this is not) but if those stock shocks are maxed out with a 2inch BB you will get some preceived wobble...I know this for a fact.

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