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Old 03-04-2006, 01:20 PM
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So, tell me about Death Wobble. What is it? (No, I ain't asking what causes it or how to 'cure' it because that seems to be too much a variable for generalizing.)

Some examples, maybe?

Is it anything like: I'm driving down the highway (not particularly fast) run into a light cross-wind and my Jeep begins to handle like a drunken goat...

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DW: kind of like shock and awe during the Iraq war, when it happens you will know its happening. For lack of a better discription.. your driving down the road all is well.. then perhaps you come upon a rough section of road,or not, all of the sudden the whole front end of the jeep will feel as if its about to break free and go off in another direction. Not bump steer which just sends you off in a new direction for a sec or two, which would be great to what your about to experience. The axle will feel likes its moving side to side about 2 feet back and forth. You may begin pray to every god you have heard of. The best thing is to slow down, and hope it stops. I don't think it happens as much in YJ's more of a TJ thing as far as i know.

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Whoa! Mine's never done THAT... thank the Lord and knock on wood...
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is that in lifted jeeps or stock??? sounds fun... like a pony ride wheeeee!
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is that in lifted jeeps or stock??? sounds fun... like a pony ride wheeeee!

It's no fun. I had death wobble in a Ram I once had. It actually scared me so bad once, that I eventually gave the truck away to a guy I worked with. I couldn't even describe the motion that thing made. I thought it was going to flip and I was on a straight-away going less than 35mph.
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I'm not sure......Most jeeps handle like jeeps, the old rumors of them "flipping easy" had more to do with the CJs. Mine is high profile and wind can affect steering while on the highway, but not any worse than most trucks or suvs. Just get accustomed to drivin her and you'll be able to control it.

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