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jackedUP 08-30-2009 11:59 PM

Tires causing deathwobble?
 
i was looking through the forum and researching this dreaded death wobble.. well the front end of my truck gets to shaking horribly around 35-45 but if i just gas it through that range it will steady out. i have new 38.5x15x15 tsl boggers in the rear and i just have bald tsl radials in the front that are dry rotted..all my friends have been telling me its most likely the trashed front tires and that when i get the 2 new front boggers for the front that it will drive smoother what do yall think?

RickBeer 09-01-2009 09:52 PM

Death wobble is caused by a few issues The Hillbilly tires will not help the situation

Track bar could be worn out, front stabilizer could be worn out also rec. dual stabilizers if you continue to run the wide tire/wheel combo also check the alignment

jackedUP 09-02-2009 12:04 PM

thanks for the info....my dad told me that it could almost be anything in the front end suspension set up and that i would just keep goin through parts with the wide tires on it

08HemiBigHorn 09-03-2009 06:55 PM

well i was just getting to post the same question. i have my old 01 ram std cab with 38.5/14.50 on it. tires have about 1/2 tread left on them. im trying to sell it and wanted to get rid of the death wobble before i tried selling it. i had a new steering gear box, track bar, upgraded to dual front stabalizer, new left front hub assembly, new alignment, and rotated the tires. the front tires where cupped but the rears were not when i rotated them. nothing changed anything until the steering stabilizers got put on. for about 3 weeks i had to death wobble at all! just yesterday, its back, and seems a little worse then before. is there ANYTHING else that could cause it. tranny maybe?...i would think if it was the tires, then by rotating the cupped front ones with the noncupped rears to the front would have helped. and if it were the tires, then why would it have stoipped for 3 weeks and now start again. i have to do the same thing the first guy said, either speed up through 45mph or hit the brakes. i really want to get this fixed before i sell it or its going to be a lost cause.

MandaK 04-15-2011 04:35 PM

I have the EXACT same problem both of you have. 1996 1500 Club Sport. Running 36 12.5 15's w/a 6"lift. @ about 40-45 I get the wobble. I just bought my truck a couple months ago & am still running the tires it had on it - mudders are a handful, CRAP mudders only make it worse. The thing that gets me is how the steering wheel reacts. If I push forward & hold onto it like I mean it w/my girlie chicken arms, it actually isn't always horrible. So I'm going to put on the duel stabilizer AND change the tires. I bought a set of extra rims w/standard size radials (used, in good shape was cheaper than brand new-especially for "testint" purposes). IF the radials make a diff at all, then I should be able to run 35" radials w/relatively close to the same kind of performance from the veh. I don't know exactly what suspension parts I have 'cause I didn't do the work. But my mechanic said it was "all in real good shape. Not stock, not new, but NOT cheap." So we'll see & I'll let you know if it's any help. Good luck & let me know how you come out on your end.
MandaK


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