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DEATH WOBBLE PLEASE HELP

I bought an 07 powerstroke f250 with a pro comp lift kit it looks great but when i hit certain bumps in the road the wheels starts to shake like crazy sometimes worse than others what could it be from? anything will help
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I'm sure others will speak up that know more about it, but my two biggest problems were badly cupped tires and not having a stabilizer kit. I put the dual stab kit on and it never happened again. I could almost feel it coming on a couple times but i figured the stab kit took care of it. Then i swapped rims and tires and had some tires with 50k miles on them and it would do it all the time. Even with the stab kit. Put new tires on and it instantly went away. I think my problem may have something to do with caster.

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Water in a tire. not that likely
Loose rim.. should do it while braking.
Bent tie rod... has happend on alot of my buddies dodges from hitting stumps ans what not. every bump they hit they work the steeringwheel for about 3 seconds then act like nothing happend.

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If the Procomp lift or any brand lift doesn't address the lose of castor from the lift its gona wobble.
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An adjustable track bar fixed my death wobble problem..

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Thanks ill check those things do you think if i put a dual stabilizer kit on it will help? im also gonna buy an adjustable track bar thanks
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A dual steering stabilizer kit will definitely help! It took care of my "Death Wobble" after I installed my Procomp lift.

I never changed my track bar and have over 60k mi. on my truck since the lift was added. And 58k mi. on my Procomp Extreme A/T's

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still doin it

So i changed my track bar because the bushing was bad and the death wobble is still there not sure what to do now its gotten worse now bad enough i lose control of the truck
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First off steering stabilizers help but are just a band aid. A loose trac bar can cause this. Also the ball joint pressed into the could be your problem and usually causes death wobble. And definitely get an alignment this will help out big time. I would recommend setting the caster at 4 degrees.


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