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Old 07-17-2010, 10:44 PM
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Dual steering stabilizers:

I'm going to post this here because this may be normal.

When going around freeway curves that you must slow below posted speed, every once in a while I'll hit a bump while in the curve and the front end and steering wheel start jumping erraticaly, smoothes back out after completing the curve. Question is 1. Is this normal for a 350 and 2. Would installing aftermarket dual steering stabalizers help. I know someone will say slow down but I've tried that, it helps a little but it's still there. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:43 AM
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I know exactly what your talking about and would like to know more but my guess is just alignment and wheel balancing problems. Pretty sure dual stabilizers would definitely help but not fix the problem completely.
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I have a similar post in the problems section. People tell you that it's the tire balance and the steering stabilizers. Truth is, on a brand new truck, why should we have to deal with this. My truck only does it on a left hand, high speed turn with bumps, or expansion joints, or potholes. It has gone into death wobble twice (ie complete loss of control of steering and violent shaking of the whole truck until you slow way, way down). My dealer says that he couldn't duplicate the problem, hence, there is no problem. I'm sure dual steering stabilizers would help MASK the problem, but the underlying fault is still there. On my old Dodge, it had the same problem, but it had 200,000 miles and all it took to fix it was a new panhard rod. If anybody has any other "real" solutions to this problem please share them.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:31 AM
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I wouldn't think it's tire balance or alignment since it's done it all along and I still only have a little over 25,000 miles on the truck. I commute 120 miles round trip to work so it does not get used for that except every 2 or 3 weeks just to shake (no pun intended) it out a little. ???.
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This problem started up on me about 2 months ago when I changed to different rims and wheels. I figured it was the wheel alignment because i went from 35" tires that measured 33" to a 37" tire that measures 36.5" and the rims had a 2" different backspace.

I called the dealership inquiring about it and they said the first thing they check is that the tires are the correct load range ( my new ones are D range BFG AT's vs the old E Range Toyo Open Country MT's)

In my experience with my lifted Solid Axle 91 4runner on 38.5's it was an incorrect castor angle that caused the exact same death wobble that i get with this truck.

But i agree with others here, a brand new truck should not do this nor should it require a steering stabilizer. They are bandaids for a bigger problem.
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