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truck wobbles

went in for a wheel alignment and truck is fine there. tires are wearing a little bit in the inside. but now the damn thing wobbles like a bastard when i hit a bump. according to mechanics my front end if still good. he said maybe i need new tires. any suggestions on what it could be?
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What year truck and what do you have in it?


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That's the death wobble. I fixed mine with dual stablizers and it started when my tires wore down to 50%.
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Stabilizers will mask the route cause of death wobble. It is not a true fix but a band aid from my experience. Finding the route cause is the key! Adding stabilizers will help take stress off the TRE's on the drag link for sure though. I am in no way triing to be arguementative. Just triing to help.

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I would take it back to the alignment shop if it drove just fine there....

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I would take it back to the alignment shop if it drove just fine there....
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Post the pre and post alignment specs so we can what they changed.



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Death wobble is real common in the jeep world. As stated before stabilizers only mask the route cause. Here are a list of things to check. Any one of them could cause the problem or a few of them together could too

Worn TRE's
Worn Unit bearings
bad balljoints
out of balance tires
worn steering box or alot of slop


Pretty much anything in the front suspension or steering could cause this issue because what happens most time when hitting a bump or uneven spot in the road the two front tires instead of being held true to each other by the steering and suspension components start to move independently and cause Death Wobble. The worse the parts are worn the worst it gets. Also with oversized tires it is worse.

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