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lil_bizzy February 25th, 2010 11:12 PM

Death wobble....
 
Ok gents, here's the deal. Last fall I bought a 1.5" daystar leveling kit and four used 295/75r16 bfg a/t ko's to put on my truck. Put the leveling kit on with a friend, drove it to the shop the next day to get the tires mounted/balanced. Picked it up, drove just fine. Had no alignment done, and the tires are wearing just fine 6k+ miles later. So, after having these tires mounted up, I noticed that at any speed 63ish+ I get the wobble, which gets stronger until I get to about 80 and then it smooths out a little. This wobble doesn't appear at any other speed, so I assumed it was a cupped tire. I've had this going on since I got the tires/leveling kit. Any idea what it could be? What should I check?

Thanks
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RedHot150 February 25th, 2010 11:25 PM

I'd highly recommend getting the alignment done. The leveling kit changed the geometry of the suspension and the alignment corrects that. It could be just out enough to cause the wobble you describe.

nine5flareside February 26th, 2010 12:23 AM

Could be a bad wheel bearing or bearings as well.

GATOR CREW February 26th, 2010 04:26 AM

I would definitely get an alignment done!

Lostin90s February 26th, 2010 09:25 AM

since it started right after lift ,like said get looked at just a slight change in camber will cause pulling .

Check out front end tie rods ,bearings etc they could be going .

V8_Feller February 28th, 2010 07:46 PM

Your screwing up your suspension and tires by not getting an alignment, causing un-needed and excessive wear. Once you touch anything suspension wise on the front you need to get an alignment immediatly. It took 4 trys to get my alignment right again, I finally got my alignment into spec.

The wobble could be bad alignment, wheel bearing, loose steering component, loose UCA's.


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