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Old 07-15-2011, 06:04 AM
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Death Wobble???

On my way to the gym this morning I hit a bump in the road going about 65mph and Im pretty sure i went into a Death Wobble. This wasnt the first time though, the first time was when i was going across a bridge my truck started to shake but after the first time i went to go get an alignment and that seemed to help for a couple of weeks until today. It aslo seems that i have a very rough ride. could it be my shocks? i only have 20 thousand miles on the truck. But i did slide off the road one day when it was raining and a deer ran out in front of me. that incident was very rough, could that of ruined my shocks? My Truck is also stock ride height.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:36 AM
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I thought death wobble mainly happened with lifted trucks, get the suspension checked out..
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:24 AM
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no it doesnt have to be lifted. someone will chime in but maybe a higher quality steering stabilizer. i just put one on my truck and our 04 but havent had much time to drive on the highway. some say they help.
here is a vid, stock f250
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Old 07-19-2011, 03:03 AM
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knock on wood hopefully I never get that
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Old 07-19-2011, 08:25 AM
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Ya that is like the extreme of all death wobbles. Haha. That takes talent to keep that truck on the road.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:48 PM
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I was just fighting that, it killed my dual steering stabilizers, but it ended up being a loose bolt on the tire rod, im hoping that fixes it, havent had a chance to drive it again yet
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:52 PM
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Wow that looks exciting. Hope I don't ever experience that.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:42 PM
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Death Wobble...

My truck is as stock as it comes 2006 6.0 F250 Super Duty fx4 had the rancho shocks on it. I hit a railroad crossing that I wasn't expecting at 70 mph with a 8x12' cargo trailer behind me...That was my first ever experience of death wobble. Talk about stained pants... Since that incident my truck has not handled the same. I have jacked it up checking for anything loose, had it aligned. Tires rotated and balanced. I changed my shocks. So far nothing has fixed it. I have death wobbled probably 6 times in the last month... I have noticed that when I have to make a slight left curve not much just slight that I feel my steering wheel vibrate left and right. It never used to do that. When I'm going down a straight stretch of road empty and with no trailer, and hit a bump my truck bucks like I'm pulling a trailer...and I don't remember it doing that before the train track incident. I am wondering if I messed up the springs or something hitting the train crossing at that speed. I know one thing My truck acts everybit as bad as that video if not worse!
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:51 PM
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I also forgot to mention that my steering feels "loose" where as it didn't used to!
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:28 PM
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Here's what I did to fix my less severe wobble. The comparison of before and after is very obvious.

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