Tire pressure DEATH WOBBLE
I recently experienced a very scary situation in my 08 Stock wrangler. I was driving on the interstate through the mountains, coming down the backside of a mountain pass, when i slightly pressed the brake. I reduced about 5 MPH from 55 to 50 when the car began shaking quite violently. I didn't knwo what to do, and figured if i kept braking it owuld get worse, so i released the brake and shifted into 2nd(automatic transmission). the shaking then stopped. over the rest of the trip, i would get similar shaking when braking. i began reading about it and learned about the death wobble. I dont think that i have this as ive read the death wobble only happens when you have to pretty much completely stop for the wobble to stop, and i did not require that.
Anyways, i read it may be tire pressure, and i checked my tire pressure - stock wrangler tires - side door says 35 psi - my front right was at about 29, while the other 3 tires were nearly at 50! i have no clue how this happened. had the car serviced recently, bu tbesides the point. is it likely this uneven tire pressure was the cause? i did a visual inspection of the underside and everything looks in line - no shiny spots or loose bolts. any thoughts would be appreciated as im a bit scared to get back on teh mountian highways after exeriencing this.
much thanks to all