Originally Posted by 256ChiliPepper
I love solving death wobble. I cant even count the number of times I have done this.
1) Torque every nut and bolt in your suspension for slack.
2) Make sure all your tires all have the same air pressure.
3) Have some one turn the wheel back and forth between 11 and 1, and look for slack in the tiered ends and ball joints. Also check track bar and control arms (if applicable) Also check your steering box for play at this step. The sector shaft going into the box should not wiggle around at all.
4) Lift the front tires off the ground one side at a time and grab the wheel top and bottom 12 and 6, and rock up and down. If theres play, your unit bearings or hub bearings are bad, or need to be tightened.
5) Get your tires balanced. I recommend the stick on weights that go inside the wheels because they are harder to knock off. If they have to put some ridiculous amount of weight on them, tell them to dismount the tire, spin it 180 degrees, and remount and try again. (places should do this, but they might hate you) If you have bigger then 35s, Balancing beads are an option.
6) Get an alignment. Camber is not adjustable but should be 0. Caster should be between 5-7 degrees. Toe should be about 2-3 degrees toed in (pidgin toed)
7) If you haven't solved it by checking everything, Ill be happy to take a look at it for you.
3. Lot's of play in the tie rods and drag link.
4. New bearings and ball joints placed in axle
5. Tires have had tread scraped off from PO trying to create better offroad grip. Therefore tires will not balance. I knew this when I got the axles and tires, but figured I would just get new tires later.
6. Need allignment for sure, after ball joints and all installed.
7. So now that I have learned more about it, I figure the out of balance tires starts the wobble, then the loose front end parts gets it into full blown wobble.
my hopefully solution is that I ordered flat top knuckles for the ford D44's today and I will order the high steer arms tomorrow. So I will then convert it to full high steer and replace the rods and drag link. Now I have to decide what ends to use, tie rods or heim joints? Any suggestions? Last but not least I will have to replace the tires, the 35" tires look so small now with the height, so now I am thinking 37" tires Instead........I can go bigger than that obviously, but I only have 15x10 wheels and I do not want to go to big.....since I want to keep it road worthy. But I think these things will fix the wobble........don't you? Oh and of course alignment at the end......