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Old 09-30-2013, 06:07 AM
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My Death Wobble Fix

Current suspension: 4.5 DR with TEI spacer, DR Adjustable Track Bar, Dual stabilizer, ORU 3 Link Arms, less than 20K on new ball joints and steering linkage

Never had a problem until a couple months ago. Started to get the wobble if I hit a bump with mainly the passenger side tire.

Had Caster set at 3.5 degrees and changed that to about 4.2. That helped about 65 percent.
Decided to change out the DR track bar (with bushing end) with the Carli track bar. Figured the bushing was shot and wanted to upgrade to the Carli bar. Changed out the track bar balljoint at the same time.

It is solid as a rock now. I don't remember it ever steering this good. I believe the track bar bushing was the main issue, but adding the caster certainly helped.
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Good information! That more positive caster helped is a positive argument against using just a coil spring spacer to level a truck. Just a spacer will take caster out of the front end.

Karl and his 03
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:32 AM
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my death wobble is returning also, where do we find the Carli track bar and how much$?
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:12 AM
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I bought mine at 8 Lug Truck Gear 345.00 with free shipping.
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:35 AM
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thanks man !
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:38 PM
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Just curious as to some of the abbreviations such as ORU and DR. Which dual stabilizers did you go with?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:05 PM
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You could identify which model and year truck
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Old 10-19-2013, 06:06 AM
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2005 F250 CC 6.0

DR Donahue Racing, now called Icon.
ORU should be OUO One Up Off-road.

I ended up using a dual stabilizer kit from PMF, it was on sale.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:42 PM
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I had a pretty bad case of death wobble when I adjusted my
Fabtech radius arms to the negative side of the washers. The coils sure sat straight up and down but the death wobble was immediate when I changed it.

So yes you are correct that caster can cause death wobble, I have seen what it can do in my truck.
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