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Hi, I just recently installed Bilsteins and had them set to 2.8 with 285/65/20 BFG A/T's. I had done a bunch of research here, And new I could end up with this wobble at 2.8 setting. Needless to say I ended up with the Wobble under 4x4 acceleration! My question is, what would be the long term effects of leaving the shocks at this setting? As I don't use 4x4 that much if at all, In the summer. I only use it in the winter on snow covered roads in the 4x4 Auto setting. If there is going to be some sort of wear or damage to me CV joints or other parts in the 2.8 setting, I have no problem getting them switched to the 2.1 setting. Otherwise I really like the look the way it is now. Thanks for any input.
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the only long term issue could be premature wear on you cv joints. I haven't brushed up on this wobble topic in a while but from what I remember it had something to do with the front drive shaft and creating a vibration due to the new angle its at. Some had said just by unbolting one and and rotating it about 180 degrees it went away.
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Could you explain what you mean by un-bolt one and turn 180 degrees? So for longevity sake I should drop it to 2.1 then? Has anyone ever reported having the wobble with the shocks set to 2.1?
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You will have premature wear on the CV's but if you don't use it much, you will be ok.
Plus if you are using it winter or on snow, you will not be accelerating as quickly as your are right now testing it on dry pavement.

You can always drop it down to 2.1 if you are worried.
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i forget where i read it, but someone made a comment about testing the 4x4 for the wobble whichh i thought was a good observation.

4x4 is not supposed to be used on dry pavement...did you test on the dry pavement? if so the wobble you describe might actually be the binding of the 4x4 because of the use on dry pavement.

also, did you test in in the "auto" function. i also recall that guys with the "auto" function were the ones experiencing the wobble (as dodge has 2 different 4x4 systems in the trucks..one with auto and one without). not sure if that is the case, but i thought it was interesting that they could be related.
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My testing was done on wet pavement in 4x4 lock, but I do have the 4x4 auto function. I didn't think it would work in the auto setting because I thought the rear tires would have to slip before the fronts would kick in? Under normal accel I did not get wobble only under moderate to hard accel. Then after about 60kms/hr it goes away. I have no other issues at all, ride is great at every speed, turning lock to lock is no issue, mind you I have not tried that in 4x4. No clicking from the CV's just the darn wobble. The shop that I had install them is recommending I keep this setting till the snow falls and test it then and if the problem persists in the snow, then lower to 2.1. I just don't want to do any damage.
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My testing was done on wet pavement in 4x4 lock, but I do have the 4x4 auto function. I didn't think it would work in the auto setting because I thought the rear tires would have to slip before the fronts would kick in? Under normal accel I did not get wobble only under moderate to hard accel. Then after about 60kms/hr it goes away. I have no other issues at all, ride is great at every speed, turning lock to lock is no issue, mind you I have not tried that in 4x4. No clicking from the CV's just the darn wobble. The shop that I had install them is recommending I keep this setting till the snow falls and test it then and if the problem persists in the snow, then lower to 2.1. I just don't want to do any damage.
This sounds normal to me man!
It's exactly what everyone feels.
The wobble will happen only under hard acceleration and in 4wd
No one accelerates hard when stuck or in snow.
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i too am one of these people with the wobble issue i think if someone were to design a drop bracket for the front front end to keep the angles more acceptable thet would solve our problems and make a fourtune
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i too am one of these people with the wobble issue i think if someone were to design a drop bracket for the front front end to keep the angles more acceptable thet would solve our problems and make a fourtune

Are yours set at 2.8 or 2.1? I'm seriously considering having mine dropped to 2.1 on Monday. I haven't read anything about having the wobble on that setting.
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they are set at 2.8 with a rear 1.5 spacer had same problem with 3" level blocks changed to bilstiens saw better angles less wobble but still there i am cosidering trying the kore high angle cv but they are pricey! but for now i dont drive it alot cause i work alot so just gonna leave it as is its really not enough of on issue to me to change it i know a few guys locally doin the same pllus i put 35 inch tires on so i need the hieght hahahaha
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