post #1 of Old 11-19-2012, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
TJe0454
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Death Wobble is scarier with 37s...

So it all begun a couple months ago when i did many things i was told not to do. 1. military tires, 2. 16.5" wheels, 3. wheel adapters, 4. WJ knuckle swap.

Since i did all of that work, i have had some crazy death wobble that i could only get rid of by toeing it out a s**t ton. but it wore the inside (closest to jeep) of the tires down so that they look like drag slicks. only the inside half! i thought it was some play in my track bar/track bar mount, but now i have no idea!!

Possible causes (i believe)
1. wheel adapters
2. ball joints (gotta be uppers since i replaced the lowers with new WJ ones)
3. pinion angle.
4. idfk.

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post #2 of Old 11-19-2012, 07:05 PM
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Tires that are super out of balance can trigger DW.

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post #3 of Old 11-19-2012, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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thats another thing... i tried balancing them when i worked at a tire center, but nobody will balance them...but they dw at low speeds too (sometimes 10mph), then the balancing would have little to no impact.
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post #4 of Old 11-19-2012, 07:38 PM
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no point in trying to balance them now that they are destroyed.
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post #5 of Old 11-19-2012, 08:30 PM
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there are lots of us with wheel spacers that don't get DW.

and when you say pinion, i assume you mean caster. you should be under 5 positive for 37s.

and everything connected to the front axle is suspect.
what are you running for steering?

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post #6 of Old 11-19-2012, 09:18 PM
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thats another thing... i tried balancing them when i worked at a tire center, but nobody will balance them...but they dw at low speeds too (sometimes 10mph), then the balancing would have little to no impact.

I was getting early signs of DW at about 10-15 mph on my 36". I took it in to have it balanced and 2 of my wheels were off by over 20 ounces! Needless to say... Balancing helps a lot.
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