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Old 07-09-2011, 06:48 PM
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My 2006 has an awful front end shake around 40-55 mph...Ford called it the death wobble. Looking to buy a Rancho dual front stabilizer kit. WIll this cure the problem?
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:51 PM
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My 2006 has an awful front end shake around 40-55 mph...Ford called it the death wobble. Looking to buy a Rancho dual front stabilizer kit. WIll this cure the problem?
I assume you checked all of your suspension components?
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:55 PM
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My truck did the same thing I have yet to fix it.... I have upgraded all kinds of junk and still wobbles. The front end does this more over bumps no matter the size however I really want to know a fix.....Let me know

Bump bump
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:56 PM
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Steering stabilizers only mask a problem. A proper front end does not require a steering stabilizer at all. My 99 doesn't now, or ever come factory with one.
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your 99 also doesnt have coils, but a steering stabilizer will infact mask a problem but can help control steering when bad things like this happen. track bar is #1, tires beling balanced, alignment, and ensure tie rods and ball joints are not worn out

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Old 07-09-2011, 07:28 PM
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Coilovers have nothing to do with steering geometry as far as needing a stabilizer is concerned.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:34 PM
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sorry, coils lol, but anyways the 05+ with the front coil sprung suspension is more prone to death wobble because the track bar is responsible for keeping the axle centered under the truck during suspension cycles instead of having two leaf springs that keep everything where its supposed to be
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:36 PM
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Gotcha, makes sence
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So whats the Fix before we die driving this thing.... I love my truck but this is the only issue I have. I changed all shocks with Rancho 5000 and alinment was done even tho is still pulls to the left.... Took it to different place and still pulls to the left.. Dont know what to do next
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If it were me, (I have a leaf spring '04) I would be looking for a track bar with urethane bushings for starters, 2nd I would be looking REAL CLOSE at my steering box for excessive play, last balljoints and tie rod ends.

9 times out of ten on large trucks it's a worn steering box and worn components like tie rods, and king pins.
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