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Old 02-08-2014, 02:30 PM
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Exclamation Death wobble

My wife was driving my truck,she said it had this crazy shaking at 30 to 40 mph...I blew her off as nothing,then today,it did it to me.
Any ideas????
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Old 02-08-2014, 02:41 PM
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track bar, big one on the 05+s poor design to my understanding, all of our 11 f250s at work have the shimmy.


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Old 02-12-2014, 09:56 AM
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Nice kit but $750.00..........
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:39 AM
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Track bar and the track bar ball joint on the frame is my guess. 90% of all death wobble is because the axel is moving side to side. Also check your tie rod ends, and rebalance & rotate your tires.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:40 AM
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Ford says its your tire pressure.... just sayin
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:06 PM
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Ford says its your tire pressure.... just sayin
I know, but Ford techs s*ck....LOL. I have had a few of these pigs over the years and if I had listened to them, my truck(s) would still be wobbling like a fat girl on a balance beam. However, I did mention to rebalance the tires and rotate as a last option.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:19 PM
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Track bar joints and lack of caster. I bought that kit linked above and it SUCKED fyi.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:35 PM
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what year is the truck? I have heard that on the 05-07 you can swap the factory stabilizer for an 08 for just over a hundred bucks... I would also think one of the carli track bars would work, they are rock solid and very adjustable.
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Installed the rancho dual stabilizer kit,had ford look at track bar,it was fine,needed alignment,balance and rotation,dual stabilizers seems to have done the fixed everything.
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Old 10-11-2014, 01:35 PM
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Knuckledragger,
We're you a boatswainsmate?
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