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Old 07-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Alignment?

Get a pretty interesting "death wobble" if I provoke the right circumstances. If I hit a medium sized bump in the road with my right tires at around 25 shit gets wonky. All I have to do is slow down and it goes away. But the steering isn't quite right.

I'm going with alignment.

Ideas?

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how far do you have to slow down? If it's a serious wobble you have to come to almost full stop before it goes away. I would suggest swapping front and rear tires and see if that makes a difference. If it does get them in for a balance. Check to see if there's any play in the track bar at the axle mount. Question: have you hit anything like a curb recently? Or a big rock head on?

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5mph?

Only thing I've hit was rocks with you guys. But considering the steering wheel is now off sideways. Ugh.

I thought that the wheels might be off balance but this is way more violent.
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Replace your steering Stabilizer...I had the exact problem
I thought my complete steering was gonna break. front tires went sideways almost.
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5mph?

Only thing I've hit was rocks with you guys. But considering the steering wheel is now off sideways. Ugh.

I thought that the wheels might be off balance but this is way more violent.
If the steering is that far off you have something bent in the steering, probably the tie rod. It will produce extreme toe in, and with the amount of lift you have that could definitely trigger a wobble. Think I've run out of spare tie rods but we could straighten one and reset your toe in. Might work. Otherwise, like Chad suggests a new heavy duty stabilizer might be in order. You can get a Teraflex from Predator for around forty.

You would be amazed how little it takes with a higher lift to produce an extreme wobble. Sixteenth of an inch of play at the axle end of the track bar can trigger it.
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Word, I'll swing by and buy one. Been trying to talk myself into a carrier for the high-lift anyways.

Ed, would you be willing to help me do some work?
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Sorry to hear that. Welcome to the club, buoy shit yourself too? Lol
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Word, I'll swing by and buy one. Been trying to talk myself into a carrier for the high-lift anyways.

Ed, would you be willing to help me do some work?
Yeah, no problem. Just need to work out a time
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Yeah, no problem. Just need to work out a time
Well Mondays are really my only available day for the next month or so...

Just let me know when. Would prefer to do the stabilizer and tune up stuff. Every time I think about getting a carrier for the high jack I remind myself that I'll likely never use the damn thing and I'm stingy... seriously, $85? screw that. I'll just remind the wife of the cost when she gets upset about it.
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I guess I'm confused..........85 for a carrier??? I guess I don't understand what a carrier is
85 is a new Jack price
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85 is a fancy dancy jack price... Guess that's why I try to build all my own shit...
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that's what I am saying. a carrier???? is he talking about a mount of some sort? it must be bullet proof.
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I can get a High lift 60" right now for $40
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No idea, but considering today's prices could be a couple of bolts jammed through the hood...
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Yeah Brian there's mass high lifts on Craigslist I've seen new ones go for 25 bucks.
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I can get a High lift 60" right now for $40
Not if you want the pretty new finish...
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:53 PM   #17
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Actually the way you toss those things around might be a good idea to have a spare. One of these times you're going to lose it for good. Specially if I'm running behind you...
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I gave you back your hacksaw when you tossed it, I wouldn't be too sure about the jack...
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I gave you back your hacksaw when you tossed it, I wouldn't be too sure about the jack...
funny....i lost a jack with 3 rigs behind me and never got it back....I keep extra.
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You lost it, somebody found it. Finders keepers, neener, neener...
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You lost it, somebody found it. Finders keepers, neener, neener...
you, my friend, are too much....hahahahahahaha
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Ya know, maybe you should punch a couple bolts through your hood and mount it there. That way you could keep an eye on it...
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Ya know, maybe you should punch a couple bolts through your hood and mount it there. That way you could keep an eye on it...
I think I'll just tighten the bolts on the mount next time I get a flat because of a stupid tree root. I guess the tree was there long before I was but it still busted my valve stem
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Are you telling me that you still don't have steel valve stems???
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that WAS a steel valve stem....1 in a million chance I hit it on that root. Right distance.....right rotation .....right angle...or it would have never happened.
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that WAS a steel valve stem....1 in a million chance I hit it on that root. Right distance.....right rotation .....right angle...or it would have never happened.
Oh Have you considered the new forged chromoly valve stems?
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hahahahahahaha
I have considered getting Bead-locks and tuck the in
trail always tells ya the next upgrade
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Still can blow a valve stem. Unless of course you get the new forged chromoly valve stems... 1/2-20 thread and air hose adapter until they start to catch on...
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Super exhausted. Yes a mount. And I can't fully remember the price. It was just high enough to get me to say screw that.
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Brian, how about if you come up tomorrow and we'll try to figure out what changed in your steering. We can to the tune up thing next Monday.

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