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Bruce E 01-06-2012 09:02 AM

Death wobble
 
Well I have installed the Ready-Lift kit (2.5" in front; 1.5" in back) and completed the front end alignment and I do have the death wobble. The severity of the wobble is directly linked to the amount of power applied. If I just drive normal it is a slight vibration until about 60km/hr and then seems to go away unless you go WOT then it is a definate wobble. If you go WOT from a standstill or very low speed it will rip the steering wheel out of your hands.
Interesting how some vehicle have it and some don't. I am assuming my opptions are remove it or install the Core high angle CV joints. If anyone has installed these I'd like to know if it eliminated the problem or not.
If anyone else has other advice I'm all ears.

BigHorn 4 Life 01-09-2012 01:28 AM

The reason your wobble is so bad is because you have a TRX. If you change your struts out this would be a very little wobble if any. My suggestion is take the ready lift off and buy you some bilstein 5100's. Problem solved.

Bruce E 01-09-2012 12:22 PM

I would think if it was the struts causing the issue the wobble would occur when in two wheel drive as well?

BigHorn 4 Life 01-09-2012 01:43 PM

I am not sure if it should do the wobble in 2wd. I know guys with the TRX were having wobble issues with a leveling kit on their TRX. Not sure if it was only in 4wd or not. A lot of them replaced the struts with bilsteins and it took care of the wobble.

Bruce E 01-16-2012 09:11 AM

I have now put about 1500 km on the truck since installing the Ready Lift. The wobble/vibration has diminished a lot. It's not completly gone in 4 wheel but is certainly livible for now. I guess just driving it around helped everything to settle into place. Truck has a much nicer stance to it now. I can hardly wait to purchase the DC-2 Rims and either the Dick Cepek Radial FC-II or the Mud Terrain, in 35" 75 17's.

platinuminjected 01-16-2012 02:14 PM

i kind of had the same problem with the 5100s but my alignment was off a bit and now its just a small vibration and it still pisses me off and gotta get it fixed somehow

starquestbd22 01-16-2012 04:26 PM

I don't remember which sites it was but I recall seeing warnings about the TRX trucks when looking at lift/level products. I remember one specifically stating that some of these trucks have a slight vibe in 4x4 and that a level could increase the vibe while in 4x4, particularly on the TRX. I also seem to remember some of the products stating "not for installation on TRX models".

Drifterny 01-17-2012 04:42 PM

Looking at a 2012 2500. If i put in a 2" leveling kit will I get this death wobble thing?

2011 ASSAULT 800 01-17-2012 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce E (Post 696982)
I have now put about 1500 km on the truck since installing the Ready Lift. The wobble/vibration has diminished a lot. It's not completly gone in 4 wheel but is certainly livible for now. I guess just driving it around helped everything to settle into place. Truck has a much nicer stance to it now. I can hardly wait to purchase the DC-2 Rims and either the Dick Cepek Radial FC-II or the Mud Terrain, in 35" 75 17's.

glad to hear that the wobble isnt as bad anymore Bruce! I have 8000 kms on my FC-II's and am still very happy, seriously little to know where on them even with a fawked up wheel bearing and 2 ball joints that are on their way out... alot better in the snow than I first thought... still not much road noise. If you are buying from sudbury send me a pm and I will give you options (i think I did before) for places to buy... I deal with someone else in town now and am happy so far!


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