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Unread 02-24-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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High speed wobble and shaking

As of lately my TJ has been experiencing some speed wobble when it exceeds speeds of 55 mph. The problem seems to be coming from the front end. I have a 4 inch Fabtech basic suspension system. I just replaced all the bushings on the lower control arms, so I know it's not that. Also, the steering feels a bit loose, but nothing nothing seems to be loose. For instance when I go over a bump, the steering wheel jerks to one side a little bit. Do I possibly need to upgrade to a better steering stabilizer?

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Unread 02-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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im sry i dont mean to be an *** but please please search there are tons and tons of thread devoted to death wobble, i will tell you this now a new stabilizer is not the answer, search, fill out your profile, and welcome
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Unread 02-24-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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didnt realize your profile was filled out my bad
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Unread 02-24-2009, 06:23 PM   #4
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Check your track bar up front some times the bushings go out or it need to be tightened up. But it also could be an out of balance wheel rotate your tires and see if that fixes the problem.
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Unread 02-24-2009, 06:38 PM   #5
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I don't think you have "Death Wobble" at 55! You have other problems.How's your tire balancing and alignment?Also welcome to JF!
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Unread 02-24-2009, 07:27 PM   #6
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start with balancing tires
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Unread 02-25-2009, 01:50 AM   #7
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My wobble that came in at 55 was caused by a tyre with sidewall damage. Replaced it recently with my unbalanced spare due to a puncture and the wobble is gone. May be a tyre with a bad sidewall.
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Unread 02-25-2009, 02:04 AM   #8
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Sounds like you may have bump steer.

Did you put on a drop pitman arm? If so did you also drop the track bar to match?

Did you get an alignment after the lift was installed? If not your toe will be off and that can cause wobbles.

I would also check both ends of the track bar and make sure they are torqued to specs as already suggested and also try swapping tires around to see if the issue goes away.
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