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Old 06-20-2009, 10:47 PM
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Ok guys, here is my first question for you. Picked up a nice 01 dodge ram 1500 sport. 5" lift, tires are 305/70/16. I have expected to have to do a little bit of work on her. First thing I want to do is find out about the breaks. When breaking when going up to 45 she's fine. When I get going any faster and start breaking she starts shacking/jumping pretty bad is I stay on the breaks. If I pump until I slow done to about 45 then shes fine after letting off then breaking again. What is causing this? Thanks for the help.

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Maybe the rotors are warped?
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thats what im thinking is warped rotors
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You need to look into what is called Death Wobble..........This is due to the high speeds and the loose front end components. Larger wheels and tires help to bring this out in the older Dodges. Do a Google Search on this.....New Bushings, steering stabilizer, nuts and bolts, shocks, .......Be Safe, and it could also be brought on by warped rotors but if they were warped you would feel it at all speeds....Boost
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I second the dreaded death wobble. I've had it on older Jeeps. Mine turned out to be loose u-bolts holding on the axles.
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I was thinking rotors too. Never heard of the death wobble before. I'll have to look into that. Thanks
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I just looked at the death wobble stuff, it doesn't sound like that. From what I saw it is caused by hitting a bump or pot hole. My truck is fine driving, it's just when breaking going any faster then 45. Once speed drops below 45 it's fine....I'm gonna check on the rotors. Any other suggestions?
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