Hey Guys ,
I just posted my experience as a reply to the OTHER Deathwobble Thread BUT I thought what I have gone through in a short period of time may help some guys who are or were like me
A ) I have a dedicated run from indiana to Texas so I average 1 or 2 trips a week Currently 2 trips to help get the Wife her christmas present
So Lately I have put 6K a week.
B)So I started out with my truck with 100K when I bought it in July this year.First full day out on the highway and when I hit an uneven bump BAMMM
I got hit with the DW . Couldnt figure it out and started researching here.
I had my Mechanic check all the Front end Links,ujoints,bearings. No problems to report !!!!!!
The dealership had just turned the rotors and replaced the pads so That was not an issue either
First Noticble improvements
C) i REPLACED MY SHOCKS SHORTLY AFTER (Regular HD monroes) and noticed a significant improvement BUT it still came out once in while. I also thought I had a steering box problem since I would get the box not centering itself occaisionally but this resolved itself with the shock replacement.
D) The biggest difference and since then NO DW ISSUES has been when I replaced my front tires . The dealership had a new set of 6 PLy tires installed when I bought the truck and replaced them at 45K approximately( I had only replaced the rears since I thought thats where my weight was for towing) . I put on a set of 10 PLy E rated tires and the issue has disappeared. I currently have 63K so after 20 miles or so no issues Towing or driving empty.
My conclusion is that a soft tire anything less than 10 ply will help contribute to the problem.I m alos not saying this will fix all problems but I concluded the following for ME .
I know a lot of guys including myslf that thought . I m not going to tow so WHY SPEND THE EXTRA BUCKS for 10 PLYS or 10 ply tires will make my truck ride harder or rougher . THIS IS WHY !!!
and to the contrary my ride and handling have improved.
I know some guys may disagree But I put on 63K in 6 months I have become very sensitive to my truck's noises and bumps. I spend a lot of time behind the wheel and can almost tell immediately when something has improved or gotten worse.
I dont know if this is the answer to those guys with lifts and oversize tires but i figued out my problem.
PS I STILL HAVE NOT REPLACED the STEERING STABILIZER ,Track BAR or other issues mentioned in the forum that indicate these areas contribute to the DW problems.