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Old 04-01-2007, 10:17 PM   #1
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Wobbling in front end?

Me and a buddy went on about a 3 hour road trip today to pick up a set of tires and on the way home I hit the brakes going downhill at about 55 and got a very bad wobble from the front end through the steering wheel. I let off the brakes and it stopped after about 3 - 4 seconds. I hit them again and it did the same thing. I just installed spacers friday so I am thinking I possibly have a loose spacer? It drove fine, no pulling and no acting up whatsoever except when I hit the brakes those 2 times. I didn't notice it anymore other then those 2 times but I didn't hit them hard anymore either. Anyone have any suggestions to check other than the wheels spacers?? I figure this is the problem but I might as well see what everyone has to say before I work on it later. Thanks

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Old 04-01-2007, 11:38 PM   #2
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I drove my junk with 1.5" wheel spacers for almost a year and never had that problem.

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Old 04-01-2007, 11:44 PM   #3
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If it only happens during braking and the spacers are mounted correctly it could be a warped rotor or two.
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:58 PM   #4
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If it only happens during braking and the spacers are mounted correctly it could be a warped rotor or two.
x2 - Had some warped rotors on my moms XJ and it was scary as hell to have to slow down at highway speeds. I didn't drive it again untill we replaced them.
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3x warped rotors. Have some 1 machine them to get them nice and even and it should stop.. i can but you're far away... From what i know this happens because of stepping and holding on the brakes too hard
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:25 AM   #6
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It had never done that before last night and it was pretty bad. I think I would have surely noticed it before then, but it may have been due to the brakes getting hot since I haven't ever driven it that far without stopping like last night. I was afraid maybe one of the spacers had come loose or something and was going to check it today.
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Make sure the original lug studs don't stick out past the mounting surface of your wheel spacers.
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:59 AM   #8
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I think you have warped rotors cause the same thing happend to me and i found the problem, it was the rotors.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:25 PM   #9
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Didnt you also just install a budget boost?
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:15 PM   #10
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I installed the budget boost about a month ago I guess, maybe a little longer and I checked that the studs didn't stick out, but I never retorqued the spacers. I just tightened the crap out if them and drove it. I was planning on retightening them when I put on the 33's.

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