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Old 12-24-2009, 07:31 PM
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Sorry, I should have added 4x4. The 2500 4x4 has a known issue where the front end gets a harmonic bounce going on when you hit a bump at highway speeds. Mine has been doing it since 2006. Do a search on Death Wobble and you will find days worth of reading on the subject. I think its only in the solid axle front end trucks with coil springs not the IFS equipped trucks.

This sucks as I love my truck other than that. I hate to take it on long trips
It happens with leaf spring front ends as well. I had a '79 K10 on 35's that had the death wobble and replacing the worn out stabilizer fixed it. As for other cases being "bunk", someone will have to explain to me how the stabilizers I've replaced at the dealership fixed the wobble.
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Well sir, I'll bet its a different "death wobble". I experienced something that was similar but not the same on a 1990 K2500 Chevy with a 7" Skyjacker + 3" body lift sitting on 40" Mickeys. But that was due to alignment. It would dance across the road when I hit 40 mph even on smooth pavement. Once it was aligned, it was fine. I have also had a little shimmy on a K5 Blazer sitting on 36" Dick Cepek Fun Countrys. Both of these are a different issues than the 2500 Dodges problem.

The Dodge gets into a harmonic ripple that rapidly builds amplitude. It occurs when traveling at highway speed 70-80 mph (yeah we have fast speed limits in the desert), and I hit a bump like a bridge overpass where the road changes from asphalt to cement. I have also hit potholes at speed and had it happen. I get on the brakes immediately and it goes away when I get to 55 mph or so. Then I can speed back up and its fine until the next time. I have to watch for overpasses and slow down to 60 mph or so and it is usually ok. Much faster and it does the highway boogy.

It beats the snot out of the other components in the front end when it happens. It's a design problem. If it were as simple as a steering stabilizer, the aftermarket companies would have capitalized on this and made a fortune.
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Oh, but they have capitalized. For a time we were installing Ranchos under factory warranty. Strange that I haven't seen any cases like yours with our customers that run 305's and 315's. If you figure it out, let me know because I'm curious as to the cause. You say it's a design problem but bear in mind the truck wasn't designed for 315's. When you say it's a known issue are you referring to people that run bigger rubber or to Chrysler Corp?
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