Death Wobble

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  1. Jade Falcon

    Jade Falcon WTF EREN?!

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    I didn't even know that this was a thing. Has this ever happened to anyone here?

     
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    Never seen or heard of this.
     
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    I’ve worked plenty of wrecks where the wobble has come into play with motorcycles

     
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    My 1998 1 ton 4 door centurion Ford did this and my first 2 yamaha v maxes did this from 105 mph up till 120 mph.
     
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    This is not uncommon in Jeeps. The CV joint can become coated with mud. When you hit highway speeds it can get wild.
     
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  8. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Bent rims, out of balance tires, and worn suspension parts
     
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    I've heard of it on wranglers, seen it on motorcycles
     
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    Yup. 2007 Wrangler. Developed DW after having owned it for several years.

    I researched every possible reason why my vehicle head death wobble and repaired or replaced pretty much everything on the front end and still had it. I wound up needing to replace the front Dana 30 axle and did so with an after market Dana 44 and the death wobble went away 100%. Been plenty happy with the vehicle since them.
     
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    Once in 20 years in my F350. Slight throttle and it went away
     
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    I had an 01 ranger that had that problem. first time it happened, scared the hell out of me. I found that in my case, it happened with over inflated tires. for a better ride, kept tires at slightly under recommended tire pressure. never had a problem after that.
     
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    It’s a Jeep thing. Any worn part in the front end can cause it.
     
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    Had it in my 2 Jeep Cherokees many times. Something in the front end gets worn or loose and it's hell until it gets replaced.
     
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    Yes. Had a Cherokee XJ, and the wobble was there, if I did not replace worn front end parts and torque them down.
     
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    Must not have been much of a shake if you kept going past 105 to 120 and beyond :)
     
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    It's been a jeep thing for years, a guy I used to shoot with totaled his wrangler going 70+... thankfully with minor injuries.
     
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    Ford has a recall right now on the Super Duty. I've had several driver complaints.
     
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    ^this
    I had a case of it in my TJ once,it trashed the steering stabilizer quickly.I had a front end issue that’d kick in right around 45 mph. I’ve read it’s a more pronounced issue in the TJ wranglers.It’s quite unnerving the first time it happens.
     
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    When it's bad it's called a tank-slapper on a motorcycle.
    It's caused by:
    • Worn parts in front end (bearings, forks)
    • tire air pressure
    • improperly torqued front end
    • screwed up geometry

    Harley cop bikes had a reputation for a wobble on a sweeping curve.
     
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