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Old 05-04-2011, 10:37 AM   #1
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Not the Death Wobble??!

Well me new (used) 04 Wrangler I got, I think has the Death Wobble. SIGH! There is no lift or anything unstock besides the tires which at 31's. but at 45-55 the steering wheel shimmys just a little, but noticable.. but nothing major or drastic... Im gunna try to rotate the tires, I have the goodrich a/t on them.. I hope its nothing major and THATS why the people I got it from sold it.. I never noticed it test driving it..

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Old 05-04-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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Have them balanced when rotate them. Vibration can be tires.

Death wobble, read the sticky.

It doesn't sound like it, but check the track bar bushings. Check the
Wheel bearings, ball joints. Tie rod,
Drag link, and any play in the control arms. Driveshafts ok? You said 100% stock right.

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Old 05-04-2011, 11:05 AM   #3
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Vibes at certain speed can also be improperly torqued lugs, check them as well. 95ftlbs.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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After watching the videos of the "DW" I dont think thats what I have. At least I hope. Ill keep ya updated soon as I can get it into the shop and rotate the tires, as far as it know its all stock...

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Old 05-04-2011, 01:55 PM   #5
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You might have flat spots on the tires. That gave me some good shimmy at about 55mph.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:12 PM   #6
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Vibes at certain speed can also be improperly torqued lugs, check them as well. 95ftlbs.
I know this is probably a retarded question but I always wondered. Torque down with the tire off the ground or does it matter?
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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It shouldn't matter, afaik. Loosen them all and tighten in a star pattern.
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Well the rotation of the tires helped 85%.. SO im gunna say the tires need to be rebalanced..

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