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TRACK BAR PROBLEMS

Bought the track bar that supposed to end the death wobble. now when it hit a bump the body rolls. when the truck is sitting still and you turn the steering wheel the body raises roughly 1/2-3/4". the new bar is mounted on top of the axle and the track bar is almost level now. the tie rod/drag link are not paralell with each other. could this be the problem?


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Bought the track bar that supposed to end the death wobble. now when it hit a bump the body rolls. when the truck is sitting still and you turn the steering wheel the body raises roughly 1/2-3/4". the new bar is mounted on top of the axle and the track bar is almost level now. the tie rod/drag link are not paralell with each other. could this be the problem?
Most of the times when someone comes in with a death wobble at where i work 70% of the time its tires the other 30 % its wore out front end parts ! The body has to raise some when you turn due to caster! However if the track bar has anyplay at all it can make them drive pretty mean ! Start switching the tires frist (keeping up with where you put them ) and see if this changes anything ! PM me if i can help out ! Would be happy to , I deal with this stuff almost daily it seems!

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The truck doesn't wobble. the body simply rolls when you hit a bump. i'm thinking its because of the angle of the track bar because once i moved the mount to the top of the axle it now runs straight with the axle instead of the drag link. but no bump steer. and the caster is set where it needs to be. the main reason i bought the new track bar was to be able to adjust it. not because of the whole "death wobble"


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Are you talking about bump steer? Where the steeing wheel moves to the right then baclk to the left when going over let's say a speed bump?

From the sounds of it this track bar may not run parrallel to your tie rod's, this giving you this feelin of left to right body roll

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Its really somethin you would have to see to understand but I got it figured out today. Thanks for the help gentleman


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