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post #1 of 11 Old 01-30-2008, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
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violant shaking steering

I have a 2006 6.0 with a 4"lift.The steering wheel use to shake slightly when i hit a bump.A specialty shop suggested i install a 4"drop pitman arm and a drop track bar bracket, new drag link.(Bought from suspension connection). i did this and the very first day the truck shook so violantly at 70 mph after hitting a bump i thought it was going to explode.I only have a single steering stabilizer.any suggestions????
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Ahhh the always feared "death wobble"

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I had a work truck that did the same thing. It was a 94 F350 gasser. Hated it, it only did it at highway speeds.

Have no Idea hpw to correct it.

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Check the track bar bolt at the drop bracket.... It has to be super tight, otherwise your bushing is prolly shot... My truck did the same thing after i did my lift... Also a dual steering stabilizer will help out a little

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the tacking bar is the cause of the death wobble, need to replace the tracking bar, i have seen several 05 and up with that problem

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So your saying an aftermarket track bar (bigger&stronger one) will solve all problems???

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the tacking bar is the cause of the death wobble, need to replace the tracking bar, i have seen several 05 and up with that problem

Hey Scuffy

I have replaced the ball joint and the bushing in my track bar and I still get the death wobble. Do you think the bar itself is bad? The truck is an '05 with a fabtech 6" lift and dual stabilizer.

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So your saying an aftermarket track bar (bigger&stronger one) will solve all problems???
if you dont mind spending the money, if not just put a new factory one on it

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Hey Scuffy

I have replaced the ball joint and the bushing in my track bar and I still get the death wobble. Do you think the bar itself is bad? The truck is an '05 with a fabtech 6" lift and dual stabilizer.
well ive heard of people replacing just the bushing , ive not seen alot of luck with it , why i cant answer , they have that problem with factory , hieght being that yours is lifted of course that will emphasize on the problem, may look into an aftermarket one

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thanks for all the info scuffy.....I will be lookin into a new track bar now

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