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post #1 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 08:55 AM Thread Starter
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The Death Wobble returns

Well I was driving back home from the lake last night and hit a bump and all hell broke loose. I just installed a 4" rancho lift kit that came with new radius arms but I had to remove my factory stabilizer because it no longer fit. I still have a pro comp dual stabilizer set up installed but the dampers are worn out on it. Last night I ordered a new factory replacement that should fit with the lift according to rancho's web site and I ordered 2 new ones for my pro comp unit. Even still you should not have to have any steering dampers to keep the death wobble from happening should you. I've had the Steering box replaced, the tie rod ends replaced, the drag link replaced and I put on a WC Motorsports adjustable track bar with heim joints at both ends which was supposed to 100% stop the problem. I cant find anyone around me that knows how to do a proper alignment on this truck and it's now dangerous to drive.



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just spent 30 minutes under the truck tightening things and having my wife turn the wheel back and forth. I dont see anything loose nor hear any noises. Im lost.



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You need about 4* positive camber to make it handle nice.

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Actually I heard the same thing... the death wobble is a camber issue from what I have learned reading up on it. Sometimes its caused by worn out parts though.
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you mean caster? I wish I could get it but no one around me knows how to make it happen.



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yeah should be caster. I have heard of up to roughly 5.5* of caster, but probably wouldn't run much more than that.

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I need to find a good alignment guy



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took it in to a truck alignment specialty shop and told him I wanted to try to get more caster out of it and he said it would wobble even more. He is not the only person that has told me that either. Some say the exact opposite like most of you all



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Negative caster = shopping cart effect.

Positive caster = stable.

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well I picked up the truck after 2.5 days at the alignment shop. They say that it had 4 caster on the left and 3.7 on the right. Now it has 4 and 4.25. Took it to the special sweet spot and it wobbled but didn't go into the death wobble. So I took it home and reinstalled the factory stabilizer and 2 new pro comps for my dual unit and took it back to the aforementioned spot and it was pretty much gone. However, ever since the lift you cant turn the steering wheel while the truck is sitting still anymore. Is that something caused by the drop pitman arm because it only started doing this after the lift.



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