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Old 02-10-2014, 09:06 AM
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Traction bars/ Ladder bars

ok guys, i have a 6.0 250 lifted 16-18" with 46" military tires and this thing has the death wobbles around 50-70 MPH on the highway. i want to get rid of this or at least calm it down a bit. would yall suggest ladder bars? and should i get front and rear or just rear? i need some good suggestions and pics please.

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That's one Tall order of expectations. I thought wanting a truck to run like stock with 37's was stretching it....

I'm going to bet it's more of a geometry issue than adding more steel to keep it from shaking once it gets in a rhythm since it does it at a particular speed.

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im not too worried about it running like stock obviously haha. just wanted to see if there were any ideas or suggestions on whether traction/ladders bars could help this wobble/ bouncing issue. and when i said 50-70 mph it doesnt only do it at those speeds. its just worse at higher speeds. you can still feel the bouncing at lower speeds.
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Is it a leaf spring front end?
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Another possibility could be the tires themselves. I have had 33s that vibrated the truck only to find out that one front tire was bad. You could try rotating them. I THINK those big tires can be balanced with shot being inserted into the tire before inflation.

Bottomline, I don't think those tires were intended to go any faster than 55.
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or a ton of dyna beads
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have any of yall seen the "superduty hop" thread? posted by Nighthawk285. check this out. it sounds pretty solid to me. and as for the tires i will try having them rotated and see if that helps any. ill post results this weekend
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I'd rotate them for you, if you were in Dallas.......... for $5000.00 and include balancing!!!

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What type of lift is it? Is it a coil front end or a leaf spring front end?

You would definitely need traction bars but I don't think this isn't a traction bar issue and I doubt it is a frame strengthening issue...
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bahaha. im actually 3hrs from dallas but not looking to spend 5k on a tire rotation lol.

thanks for the option though.
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