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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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Think new tires/alignment fixed my death wobble.

Just an update...was experiencing the awful death wobble on my '10 JKU, and had no luck with a new steering stabilizer (should have looked here first, I know) and the dealership checking it out. But they did say according to the TSB, I should get new tires and an alignment —*my original Goodyears were pretty worn at 37,000+ city driving miles.

So, $800 later, I now have a new set of Firestone Destination A/Ts from Tire Rack and a new alignment — was told that the old tires were toeing in. (Tire tech also reported that everything in the suspension seemed fine and "tight.") And it's only been a couple days, but no sign of the death wobble on the highway.

So, crossed fingers, but I think this may have worked. Just figured anyone dealing with this may want to have this information.

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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:42 AM   #2
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Great to hear. Just remember - death wobble is caused by one thing - "positive feedback". ANY number of parts can start it - any combo of problems can make it go from wobble (which is really common for live axle front suspension) to death wobble.
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My DW cure was hiring a little bald guy in an orange robe to slaughter a live chicken and bless the Jeep. Then he mentioned something about "PlanMan", and gave me this link to a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uQw...layer_embedded
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My DW cure was hiring a little bald guy in an orange robe to slaughter a live chicken and bless the Jeep. Then he mentioned something about "PlanMan", and gave me this link to a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uQw...layer_embedded
Thats about what it takes once you lift AND BEAT IT UP offroad...

Was the chicken a Pilgrims Pride?
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Thats about what it takes once you lift AND BEAT IT UP offroad...

Was the chicken a Pilgrims Pride?
Butterball, actually.
The little man slaughtered it with a 9/16" track bar bolt.
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