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post #1 of 6 Old 07-10-2005, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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less tire PSI = less death wobble??

I'm trying to nurse my bald tires for a few more weeks. I could not go over 40 mph before because of DW, i dropped the PSI to 20 and it makes it driveable... Anyone else experienced this???


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-10-2005, 06:05 PM
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I personaly belive that what people are calling death wobble from unbalanced tires is nothing like the actual death wobble experienced when your trac bar is loose.
When you get real death wobble it is scary, you have to come to a complete stop to get it to go away as it progressivly gets worse. It will rip the steering wheel out of your hand and shake very very violently.
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-10-2005, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yes i agree, this is actual "tire hopping off the ground" death wobble... I have a new... tight... track bar, and yes, the tires are WAY out of balance, they are on the wear bars so nobody will balance them.

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post #4 of 6 Old 07-10-2005, 06:57 PM
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Yes i agree, this is actual "tire hopping off the ground" death wobble... I have a new... tight... track bar, and yes, the tires are WAY out of balance, they are on the wear bars so nobody will balance them.
Wow, an 04 with bald tires and death wobble?

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-11-2005, 02:33 AM
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Yes but be careful now that it's summertime. The lower the tire pressure the faster the carcass will heat up and the more likely you are for a tire to separate. Personally, I'd deflate the tires, break the bead and put like 10 oz of BB's in each tire. The BB's will work as a balancer and you'll be able to run the proper PSI on the road till you can get some new rubber.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-22-2010, 08:11 PM
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I too have issues with death wobble, I just put a new leveling kit on the front, and the death wobble came back. I got it aligned at Pep Boys and they said I have a bend spindle and it is impossible to do a proper alignment. They said they got it as close as possible and I only got the death wobble at 45mph when I would hit an uneven bump in the road. I don’t want to pay mucho $$$ to fix the Dana 30 since I plan on getting G2 44s front and rear. I lowered the psi in all four tires to 32 instead of the 36 that was in them and it helped a lot.
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