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Old 09-30-2018, 08:00 PM
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Death Wobble - Help!

I know there a ton of posts on here about this, but I'm still struggling. 2010 JK Sport, 2 1/2" lift, with 33's. Have never had death Wobble until recently. Tires are new (installed well before death Wobble started). I've replaced everything, all ball joints, drag link, track bar, tie rods, dual steering stabilizer, and full alignment. I still have death Wobble! Any suggestions? I appreciate it!

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A few things still left on the list: steering box, control arm bushings, tire balance. Try rotating tires, it might make it better or worse. Less toe-in has also being reported to help DW. Worn out shocks or springs can contribute to DW as well. Firmer shocks should help alleviate DW.
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If your trackbar, ball joints etc are all good, it probably isn't DW, as that is caused by the lateral oscillation of the front axle, and if they are all good and everything is torqued up properly, it cannot do that.


Are you sure it's not just a really bad steering shimmy from the lift? I used to get that with ~2" lift that had no caster correction. Any time I hit a bump at say 50mph, the wheel would go mad shaking left right. It was bad enough to make me think it was DW at first. Felt like the front was going to shake itself apart! And the only time I felt anything as scary was when I got a tankslapper at ~60mph on the bike.



Fixed it with some adjustable lower control arms, later swapped back to OEM with AEV caster correction brackets for a smoother on road drive.
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I had a similar wobble. My steering would get real light consistently at a certain mph and if I hit a bump in road it had my steering wheel jerking back and forth.. Turned out to be out of balanced 35s. Had them rebalance and problem solved. Fyi.. if u ever buy used tires with deep tread, clean the rocks out before u have someone balance ... lol
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