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golferguy111 03-29-2013 07:37 PM

death wobble?
 
Hey Forum,

I just installed a 2.5" teraflex lift as well as new tires and wheels on my JK less than 600 miles ago, and am now experiencing a little bit of wobble whenever I go over a bump or hit a pothole at low speeds. This wobble has gotten significantly worse over time, but it really only happens at low speeds. Does this sound like death wobble to y'all, or could it just be poorly balanced tires etc? How would y'all suggest fixing it? Thanks so much for the help, as I really hate that my Jeep is riding like this right now.

jaydse 03-29-2013 07:44 PM

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legitposter 03-29-2013 08:37 PM

I started getting wobble over hard bumps when I put wheels and tires on my wrangler. It only had 500 miles on it at the time. Your problem might just be a result of the new tires being wider and therefore contacting the road more, as well as the psi might be too high.

It's always possible a suspension component was not tightened correctly when the lift was installed.

kjeeper10 03-29-2013 08:41 PM

Could have a little bump steer going on. A adjustable trackbar will help,

Did you have a alignment done ?

jrussblues 03-29-2013 09:03 PM

The first thing I would look at are all of the rod ends. Jk's are notorious for having a well designed steering system with crappy rod ends.

golferguy111 03-30-2013 01:15 PM

Everything was aligned, but I am wondering how good of a job they did balancing the new tires. Thanks for all the help. I will go underneath it tonight and check it all out

MTH 03-30-2013 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jaydse (Post 3569561)

^Read this thread.

JKRONNIE 03-30-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by golferguy111 (Post 3569523)
Hey Forum,

I just installed a 2.5" teraflex lift as well as new tires and wheels on my JK less than 600 miles ago, and am now experiencing a little bit of wobble whenever I go over a bump or hit a pothole at low speeds. This wobble has gotten significantly worse over time, but it really only happens at low speeds. Does this sound like death wobble to y'all, or could it just be poorly balanced tires etc? How would y'all suggest fixing it? Thanks so much for the help, as I really hate that my Jeep is riding like this right now.

I had the same problem with the same lift. Then I got an alignment done and the problem was gone. Now I have a long arm and the bumps I use to feel don't exist anymore.


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