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Old 03-06-2013, 03:58 PM
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Upgrade advice?

I am looking at getting a tw chip when I get back from my vacation in a few weeks. Any advice on which tunes are the best to get? I am also going to put a steering stabilizer on to fix the death wobble when I drive over any bumps in the road. Any advice on which brand is best?
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM
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Re: Upgrade advice?

Steering stabilizer won't fix your death wobble. It will only slightly mask it. Fix your other issues first or you will wear out that stabilizer faster than normal. I think I paid about $300 for all new MOOG steering components and a MOOG track bar from RockAuto. I don't have a stabilizer and my truck drives so much better. When I do, I'm going with a bilstein stabilizer and eventually get a redhead gearbox.

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Old 03-06-2013, 05:22 PM
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i like TW, Tony Wildman, because of the free reburns. and i agree a stabilizer is just a band aid, you need to find out what is causing the death wobble
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Tie rods and ball joints were done just over a year ago. What would be causing the wobble? The tires that are on it now are thin mud tires if that makes a difference.
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don't know, bad tires, bad steering linkage, bad Ball joints, maybe one of the new things was bad to start with or has gone bad. is the truck lifted? 250 or 350
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No lift and it is a 350
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Just because they are only a year old does not mean something is not bad. Death wobble is caused by something being loose.
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Re: Upgrade advice?

Poor hydraulic pressure from your power steering pump, steering box going bad. If you have replace tie rods, then do your track bar too. When I did mine I got the one for the 2000 and drilled out the holes on my brackets to fit.

Also, what brand or where did you buy your ball joints and tie tod ends that were put on?

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Get all your tires balanced b4 u throw $$$$ into the steering end. I had a jeep i was ready to pull the axle and replace axle bushings for the control arms as it was the only thing left that could have play in it..... well my wife bent all 4 rims and i had 4 bad tires... i put the best 2 on the frt and the worst two on the rear. Problem gone.

But to check for play what i do is place my hand on the rods CAREFULLY and get someone to move the steering wheel back and fortth because sometimes u can feel play in the rods but u cannot see the play. Once u find and fix the problem, install a steering stabilizer on for good measure!
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worn bushings in the track bar can cause this problem as well, but i like franks advice
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