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Unread 11-16-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Death Wobble

Hi, I've got a 2009 Unlimited Rubicon with a Teraflex lift and 35 inch tires. I've been getting the Death Wobble pretty badly over the past couple of weeks. Alignment, tire balance are all good. A look at the steering components did not show any obvious worn bushings/excess movement. I'm at a loss now. Anyone can recommend a reliable JEEP mechanic in Tucson?

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Unread 11-26-2012, 07:21 PM   #2
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Hi, I've got a 2009 Unlimited Rubicon with a Teraflex lift and 35 inch tires. I've been getting the Death Wobble pretty badly over the past couple of weeks. Alignment, tire balance are all good. A look at the steering components did not show any obvious worn bushings/excess movement. I'm at a loss now. Anyone can recommend a reliable JEEP mechanic in Tucson?
not my area but: after the tera flex lift how did you adjust cambor? as you go up you get less cambor. This where having adjustible arms comes to play. Death is violant wheel shake, not just a pulse at the wheel.

You have to check that track bar by removing it. it may look and feel tight. but after you pull the bolts it may have wollowed out the hole, common.

Ties rod ends, ball joints many things can lead to DW. That is why it can be hard to fix, people tend to just toss parts at until its gone.

If everything is in spec I would have that cambor checked when it gets close to zero things get funny fast.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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planman seems to have the most knowledge about this subject. Google death wobble. You will find what you need... And more.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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HOLY S##T!!!!! that death wobble video scared me just watching that...... I don't know much about newer jeeps but my dad had a lesser death wobble on his CJ5, everything in front was brand new and had 3 different alinement places look at it, on the 3rd alinement he showed us the inner spindle nuts where loos. after slapping my self in the head it made sense to me, Took it home tighten the spindle nuts and the wobble went away. But that was on a CJ sooooooooooooo
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Has anyone died from this, death wobble? I have been in a Jeep about all my life. started this sickness back in 1975. NO one ever called it death back then. Now fish tailing a trailer in a Jeep is a killer ride. My first Jeep was soooo bad that it wobbled to and from town day after day. Until an old guy(back then) said, you need to replace the trunnion bearings. yep that fixed it. its always something loose or worn out. or in that video a bad lift or lack of cambor.

looking at the lift in that video I will bet a beer its the lift.
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Makes me want a Volkswagon.
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