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Old 01-15-2012, 05:51 PM
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HOWDY! I have an urgent problem... 08 f250 fx4. 4 door super cab 95k EASY MILES. readylift front end 2.5 leveled. 35 12.50 20 Mickey Thompson atz radials Factory Rancho shocks and steering shock.. Tires have approx 30% remaining. Truck began to wobble in the front end. Have been told by dealer and 2 other shops that the truck is aligned fine. Was told by one shop that the steering shock was shot. So replaced steering shock with Rancho, replaced all 4 rancho's and rotated tires. Have been told that all ball joints were fine and everything under the front is tight including wheel bearings....Still when I hit a bump at medium to high speed the truck shakes and bounces until I slow down or try to steer out of the wobble. could the tires be this bad out of balance? Need new tires? Axle bearings? HELP!
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:01 PM
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Castor Cams are a must with any lift on these rigs... also an adjustable track bar would be a good idea.

I installed castor cams in mine after numerous death wobbles... havent had it happen since even tho i can still feel slight wheel movement on certain bumps

Track bar is next on my list
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:10 PM
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cool! where can I get them? any suggested brand? Thanks!
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Old 01-30-2012, 02:04 AM
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I know this sounds dumb, but have you checked your air pressure? What Load Range are your tires? Low air pressure or if you have P Passenger rated tires, that can cause the DEATH WOBBLE.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:46 AM
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thanks for the reply. Yes everything is all fine now. It was the track bar bushing. it was completely smashed!?!? But all is well. After all new ranchos, new stabilizer new tie rod ends, alignment and new bushings. Its fixed. Now I need new tires. Any recommendations? I have the Mickey Thompson ATZ radial 35 12.50 20 load range E and I have gotten 35k out of them so far, maybe 5k left on them. I have heard that the general grabber sc2 or whatever that is....Its suppose to be a harder rubber for better highway performance and more mileage.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:47 PM
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I had a little death wobble with the 265/70/17 general grabbers, interestingly enough switching to 295/70/17 trail grapplers completely eliminated the problem

Hope it doesn't come back
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