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post #1 of 26 Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Death wobble fix?

hey everyone i have a 05 tj with a RC 3.25 lift had the lift on for 5 month and this started today after i replaced my steering dampener. Any ideas on how to fix this??

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post #2 of 26 Old 10-27-2012, 12:56 PM
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Do a dry steer test. Check your trackbar at both ends and your tie rod ends as well.
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Replacing the steering dampener usually makes DW go away (well, at least hides it for a while). What did you have on there before, and what did you replace it with? Did you change anything else in the process?
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Replacing the steering dampener usually makes DW go away (well, at least hides it for a while). What did you have on there before, and what did you replace it with? Did you change anything else in the process?
No. It only masks the problem. A steering stabilizer is never the correct solution to death wobble.
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post #5 of 26 Old 10-27-2012, 04:35 PM
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New steering stabilizer did not fix problem. BFG AT 30000 miles out of balance . Bounced like a basketball than DW. Two tire dealerships could not figure out the problem.The local Jeep dealership balanced the tires and drives great up to seventy five. 05 tj 4 inch lift 35 12.50 15 at 60 dollars is what it cost.
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No. It only masks the problem. A steering stabilizer is never the correct solution to death wobble.
That's why I said "(well, at least hides it for a while)" - meaning your DW stops happening, but will probably come back with a vengeance.
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post #7 of 26 Old 10-28-2012, 10:47 AM
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When you did our lift did u relocate or track bar? Or or tc drop? When I did mine I hav e to move the track bar to align the axle also when I put in the etc drop I had major DW felt like the jeep was hopping off the ground.

If u have your tc drop remove it and see what happens
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post #8 of 26 Old 10-29-2012, 07:15 AM
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What is a " TC "
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Transfer case... Aka 4 wheel - 2 wheel drive case

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What is a " TC "
Transfer case
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post #11 of 26 Old 10-29-2012, 04:29 PM
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The transfer case drop by that its a drop for the bottom skid plate so our trans along with our TC are lowered to a company the lifted angle of the derive shaft u can also lift up our engine instead and u won't have much of an angel on the front drive shaft but like I said I had it on mine and it scared the crap out of me so I took the spacers out
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post #12 of 26 Old 10-29-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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well i fixed it. the new one i put on was a monroe from oreillys but i took that off and put the old one back on and notice that the track bar was a little loose at the axle so i tightend that up and the problem went away. i will throw the new one back one when i get time and see if that was the problem or if it was the loose track bar. Thanks for the advise everyone
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I just started getting the wobble too on my TJ.......I have 35's, 4" lift with front spring spacers 2". Short Arm kit. The tires balanced out well, and the front end is aligned and tight. But my steering stabilizer was old...also have Currie tie rod and stabilizer bar, Steer Box Drop Arm.

But my problem was the steering stabilizer... bought one on line from Rough Country and my problem went away........

There's lots of crap that can contribute the the "Death Wobble"
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There's lots of crap that can contribute the the "Death Wobble"
And a steering stabilizer is not one of them.
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And a steering stabilizer is not one of them.

I beg to differ.... If I hint a bump or small pot hole my jeep would go into wobble.... the only thing I changed was the STEERING STABILIZER.....
(the old one was Rancho and it was 9 years old)

as far as I'm concerned... it plays a part in the WHOLE PICTURE.....


Have a Good Day.....
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