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post #1 of 43 Old 06-04-2010, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
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death wobble

so.... my death wobble is back.... switched my twin I beam from a Dana 60 axle.... , my front tires were wore on the outsides, so i put them on the rear thinking that would help.... but it didnt........ any other suggestions guys ??? this is getting annoying..... and it wobbles at 75-85 kms either slowing down or speeding up ..... its bugging me cause its the exact same shake that was there with the twin i beam setup, is now there with the Dana60.....

also the track bar bracket on my 60 is only bolted on with one bolt right now.... (havnt had the time to get the holes drilled and it mounted with work at the stables/fishing) also the bushings in the track bar are all loose...... and when i get some one to turn my steering wheel left to right, my leaf springs flex in the rubber bushings at the front at the bottom of the spring hanger..... any help would be great guys!!

i have manual lockers, no ball joints any more i have a king pin dana 60 now, and all new king pin bushing sets in all four there all tight.... but now that you mention it, my hub on my passenger side is loose, and grease all came out the joint from were the hub bolts to the end of the axle..... i always keep em in the Free position tho also

also i cant tell if the steering stabilizer shock is any good or not on my truck , all i know is its a white Rancho lol .....

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bump bump......

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Fix the bushings and bolt it correctly, have you checked toe-in? Castor?
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CATLIN B, ANY LUCK, MAY HAVE SAME PROBLEM!!!

I'LL PM U, BUT DID YOU EVER FIND THE CULPRIT, I'M HAVIN THE SAME PROBLEMS AN HAVE THE EXACT SAME SETUP AS U, BUT MY TRACK BAR IS RIGHT.

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i have not found the culprit. took the track bar off it still shakes.... my buddy's 01 f-350 has dual steering shocks.... his has no track bar and his doesnt shake..... an he has 9" of lift......

my king pin's are all good an tight.... one of my tie-rod ends looks like its loose.... but i dont know enough about that stuff too know.

i have measured the inside to inside of my tires, on the top and bottom and front and rear of my front tires and all 4 measure the same, this is what i was told to do to check my toe/camber?

any thoughts guys?? would the problem be in my steering box??? i know my rotor's are not warped, and new brake pads on the front that are not wearing strange....

any thoughts???

el conquistador- keep me posted in what you find out i'll keep you posted as well .....

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ive been messing with mine all day and am giving up.

if i already havent said it, took mine for a test drive a little bit ago and it did fine for 4 miles and then just decided to quickly pull to the left and then a little later right.

i changed calipers, i did the swap 2.5 yrs ago and used new poly track bar bushings but everything i've read does point to the pulling to the left and right stuff.

i starting to think steering box and/or powersteering pump. i'm just going to keep going like this, as much as i hate it, till something shows up or i find out more. i aint throwing money at the truck any more than i have to, i figure $150 for a pump, and who knows what for a steering box.

i wish some of the high mileage guys would tell us something cause the guys with new stuff are correcting big tires, lifts etc., not wore out parts.

ANYONE, PLEASE THROW A BONE.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE STEERING BOX STARTS TO GIVE OUT, WHAT ABOUT THE PS PUMP? my dad says he's never heard of a steering box going out.

i'll let you know if i find a fix, i'm not on a computer much, but i do get the emails from this site on my blackberry.

if your like me, you don't have $2000 to throw at new springs, boxes and pumps. i hate high dollar guessing.

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i have another steering box off another truck, just debating weather its worth while to try and change, im thinking on biting the bullet and ordering new tie rods/center links and putting them on, ($ 400) and then tryin to get it lined up ($80) but un sure what to do

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you need the track bar, the shackles on a super duty are wider than an obs


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Shackles...What that got to do with it???

Did you check for at least 4-5* castor and equal toe in 1/16 each side. 0* camber.

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i have the wobbles on my 2wd dually.
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