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Old 11-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
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Death wobble

I just got my jeep back from the dealer they replaced the track bar. However I had a 2 in lift kit and now it looks lower. Did they have to lower it to replace the track bar?

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Before I answer anything, can I ask why this is in the tires section? No they don't hVe to lower your jeep to replace a trackbar, do you have pictures before you gave it to the dealer and after? I doubt the lift has changed.

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Old 11-02-2013, 11:54 PM   #3
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I just got my jeep back from the dealer they replaced the track bar. However I had a 2 in lift kit and now it looks lower. Did they have to lower it to replace the track bar?
I have been going back and forth to the dealer for about 4 months with this issue about the wobble. They "fix it" then between 1-4 weeks later the wobble is back. They say it was the big tires and they switched my tires with factory tires. At this time I could tell it was lower, but the tires and wheels were a lot smaller too. I drove it for a week and had the same problem. Now that it's back the wobble is "fixed" now, but I know it's a lot lower. I do have before and after pictures
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I have been going back and forth to the dealer for about 4 months with this issue about the wobble. They "fix it" then between 1-4 weeks later the wobble is back. They say it was the big tires and they switched my tires with factory tires. At this time I could tell it was lower, but the tires and wheels were a lot smaller too. I drove it for a week and had the same problem. Now that it's back the wobble is "fixed" now, but I know it's a lot lower. I do have before and after pictures
Yeah death wobble is not caused by big tires or lift. Make sure you get your tires back on because that has nothing to do with it. Your lift height only changed because the tires, unless they did something way beyond their jobs and tried replacing a bunch of different parts. If they say they just replaced the track bar, you will be at the same height. I'm dealing with the same issue so I'm aware of the myths behind the wobble and what really fixes it.
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curious..what size tires? after 33's I wouldn't lead weight balance them..I would sand balance them..sounds like you could be losing balance. another idea...there is a stabilizer shock. upgrade.its worth it.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:37 PM   #6
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curious..what size tires? after 33's I wouldn't lead weight balance them..I would sand balance them..sounds like you could be losing balance. another idea...there is a stabilizer shock. upgrade.its worth it.
Steering stabilizer is just a band aid .

If your having dw first go to a good tire shop have them rebalanced
If that doesn't fix it start looking for play in your front end
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Old 11-06-2013, 07:28 AM   #7
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Steering stabilizer is just a band aid . If your having dw first go to a good tire shop have them rebalanced If that doesn't fix it start looking for play in your front end
Unbalanced tires will cause vibrations and shimmies and can bring on death wobble but are not the cause. Same thing goes for toe-out. The cause of TRUE death wobble can only be your front end.
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Unbalanced tires will cause vibrations and shimmies and can bring on death wobble but are not the cause. Same thing goes for toe-out. The cause of TRUE death wobble can only be your front end.
what some people call death wobble is just that shimmy

Real death wobble can snatch that steering wheel right out of your hands
(Not trying to argue just simple backing up why I said to balance the tires.
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what some people call death wobble is just that shimmy Real death wobble can snatch that steering wheel right out of your hands (Not trying to argue just simple backing up why I said to balance the tires.
Ah. Well in that case, I agree. Unbalanced tires will cause a vibration that a new person could think of as death wobble.

But let's make something perfectly clear to anyone reading this. You WILL know death wobble when you have it, and it's only steering components that cause it. So don't cry death wobble until you know you have it!
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Ah. Well in that case, I agree. Unbalanced tires will cause a vibration that a new person could think of as death wobble.

But let's make something perfectly clear to anyone reading this. You WILL know death wobble when you have it, and it's only steering components that cause it. So don't cry death wobble until you know you have it!
Exactly
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Ah. Well in that case, I agree. Unbalanced tires will cause a vibration that a new person could think of as death wobble.

But let's make something perfectly clear to anyone reading this. You WILL know death wobble when you have it, and it's only steering components that cause it. So don't cry death wobble until you know you have it!
Yeah im pretty sure its called death wobble and not steering wheel shake...for a very good reason...

I had death wobble once on the freeway and it almost made me flip my jeep....it litteraly rips your hands off the steering wheel.
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i am am looking to cure my death wobble on my 08 JK and I am going with a full alignment, re-balancing the tires and new steering stabilizer. Does anyone think I should go with the Double Stabilizer vs just going back with a single?
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i am am looking to cure my death wobble on my 08 JK and I am going with a full alignment, re-balancing the tires and new steering stabilizer. Does anyone think I should go with the Double Stabilizer vs just going back with a single?
That's a good start, but I promise you'll still have it after if it's REALLY death wobble. Death wobble is loose and worn steering parts not unbalanced tires or wrong allignment. Are you SURE it's death wobble?
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i am am looking to cure my death wobble on my 08 JK and I am going with a full alignment, re-balancing the tires and new steering stabilizer. Does anyone think I should go with the Double Stabilizer vs just going back with a single?
No need for a dual. But a steering stabilizers doesn't fix death wobble.
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No need for a dual. But a steering stabilizers doesn't fix death wobble.
we really are never ever going to be able to kill that misconception are we....
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we really are never ever going to be able to kill that misconception are we....
no we aren't topically because jeep listed it as a "fix"

And many shops all they know about death wobble (which is nothing ) is that hey I can put a new stabilizer on it and the problem kinda goes away maybe.
Most shops just start replacing stuff one steering component at a time if they will even mess with it.
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I had the DW on my 05 rubicon. Had the tires rebalanced and the front end aligned at a reputable shop. Accomplished nothing.

I replaced the Steering Stabilizer - it masked the problem for a few hundred miles, but nothing else. I then replaced the Drag Link and all Tie Rod Ends. This eliminated the problem, at least over the last thousand miles

I did learn that It's much cheaper to do the labor myself and front end alignments are easy enough.

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