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alright, i have the typical death wobble...
my 95 dodge ram 2500 4x4 with a 4 inch lift and 34 inch super swampers that are bald... they really measure 32 inches now..., the previous owner did the lift, never upgraded the steering or the track bar i still have the track bar with the ball joint end on the frame... today i ordered a new track bar with poly bushing on both ends from skyjacker, i also got a dual steering dampener from them too... my question is, do you think this will solve the problem? or do i need to replace the steering parts also? i am planning on replacing these too in the future, nut should i do that now while i have the time to get them here at the same time?
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If the rest of your links are good, I don't see why the parts you have coming wont fix the problem.
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Death wobble is a big issue with no one fix to fix the problem . There are a number of things you can try , but there is no guarantee that that will fix it . Steering box pitman shaft support , tie rod geometry change over , dual steering stabilizers etc... I have the death wobble in my '01 4x4 . It hasn't happened in a while . Only thing you can do is keep trying different things .
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As long as your steering components are in good shape and your suspension it should stop that death wobble.

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just got my parts in today, should be going on this weekend, thanks for the help, ill update on the progress
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many vehicles that have been lifted have the wobble, i guess i'm lucky & there is an alignment shop nearby, they work on all kinds of front ends, factory stock, lifted & lowered, any vehicle that goes into that shop is looked at, driven, looked at again & they do a free written analysis & opinion.
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sway bar will help to eliminate body roll and maintain a flat parallel-axle plane. The round spring steel bar is connected to the frame through urethane bushings that are mounted onto the frame.
Steering damper:
As you hit a bump with one of the front tires independently, that tire will disrupt the suspension, wanting to recoil in the opposite direction, thereby causing the steering wheel to jerk back and forth. A steering damper works the same as a shock absorber, only on a parallel plane. It helps to slow down the steering frequency and bumps by steering laterally.
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I just had it for the first time in my 1997 yesterday. I have never had a prob with it until I had an alignment done. I had it aligned the day before I went in for surgery and just now can drive again. I will post results if and when I get it fixed.
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Death wobble has many causes. track bars are usually the biggest culprit. Although shock style steering stabilizers help to a certain extent the best fix for this is a steering brace such as the one's bd diesel and dt profab make. they brace a weak part of the frame. when combined with proper track bar adjustment and alignment it should take care of this issue.
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Make sure the wheel bearings are not worn out. I have replaced both front bearings. These are sealed units and you cannot add grease or tighten them up.
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