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Old February 25th, 2010, 11:12 PM
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Default 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?

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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.


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Could be a bad wheel bearing or bearings as well.

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I would definitely get an alignment done!

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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 .
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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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