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I just cant figure out this problem I have a 5 " pinicale lift 35"s and minitruck power steering i replaced my stock dampener with them one from jto and i also have a bolt on rancho but if i hit a pothole it wobbles so bad I have to almost stop please help me:confused:
 

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FJ40Dude75 said:
I just cant figure out this problem I have a 5 " pinicale lift 35"s and minitruck power steering i replaced my stock dampener with them one from jto and i also have a bolt on rancho but if i hit a pothole it wobbles so bad I have to almost stop please help me:confused:
TRE's? Is there any shackle lift? Caster Angle? Knuckle bearings?
 

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yes 1 inch lift shackles and 6degree shims
which i am yanking out this week cause I am a dumb a** and listened to an idiot
 

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AH HEM. PLEASE STAY CALM WHILE I HIJACK THIS THREAD FOR A MOMENT. NO ON WILL BE HARMED.

NOW THEN, WHILE YOUR TALKING ABOUT UBOLTS, I DONT SUPPOSE YOU HAVE A NAPA PN FOR GOOD U BOLTS WITH ENOUGH LENGTH AND THREAD THAT YOU CAN USE THEM ON BOTH FRONT AND REAR SPRING PACKS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ONE LONG PASS SIDE ONE, DO YOU JERIMIAH?
 

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There are two factors that contribute to the death wobble:
1) excess play in anything that locates the wheel (wheel bearings, knuckle bearings, tie rod ends, steering box and linkage, U bolts, spring bushings.)
2) Alignment. Excesive toe in or toe out (this provides high side to side force). Caster too close to zero (no self centering force).

You need to eliminate both factors.
 

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FIXXXXAH said:
AH HEM. PLEASE STAY CALM WHILE I HIJACK THIS THREAD FOR A MOMENT. NO ON WILL BE HARMED.

NOW THEN, WHILE YOUR TALKING ABOUT UBOLTS, I DONT SUPPOSE YOU HAVE A NAPA PN FOR GOOD U BOLTS WITH ENOUGH LENGTH AND THREAD THAT YOU CAN USE THEM ON BOTH FRONT AND REAR SPRING PACKS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE ONE LONG PASS SIDE ONE, DO YOU JERIMIAH?
There were a few at napa that had the right dimensions but they were $9+ each!!! I just priced them out with a patient Napa guy on Friday night. That is about 160/set with tax. Nope, get a set from a spring supplier.
 

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a buddy of mine had a very similar problem but in a early bronco and the shake was so bad that once it started you actually had to pull over and stop in order to get it to go away and as we tried to work our way through all the possible problems it was getting worse and worse every day to the point where it would almost rip the wheel out of your hand if you did not stop fast enough we have replaced everything except the power steering box and that is on order and we are pretty sure that this will solve the problem as we believe that whats happening is there is a worn spot in the box where it has worn through the case hardening and now is bouncing back and forth horribly anyways bla bla bla try the box and let me know thanks
 

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There are two factors that contribute to the death wobble:
1) excess play in anything that locates the wheel (wheel bearings, knuckle bearings, tie rod ends, steering box and linkage, U bolts, spring bushings.)
2) Alignment. Excesive toe in or toe out (this provides high side to side force). Caster too close to zero (no self centering force).

You need to eliminate both factors.
Don't forget uneven tire wear caused by any of the above. :D
 

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check caster for sure. Even if you diconnected all your steering components, your caster angle would allow you to go down the road straight, without vibration. If caster is good, then check your toe alignment. If you have a toe in or toe out, and bad kingpin bearings, you have a wobble happening.

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TxCruzr said:
you know how I got mine to drive smooth...no play...no wobble...no bump steer...no wandering...
Got me one of these:flipoff2:

Joseph
Not trying to hi jack this thread again or anything, but Joseph, please tell me what I am seeing on your axle?? I see a diff that looks to be flipped over, but still offset to the passenger side. The perches look to be in the proper place when installed in the original configuration, not to mention the low drain plug that would be at the right height if installed in the original configuration. Info please..:confused: :flipoff2: Gig'em

Darius '95
 

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Not trying to hi jack this thread again or anything, but Joseph, please tell me what I am seeing on your axle?? I see a diff that looks to be flipped over, but still offset to the passenger side. The perches look to be in the proper place when installed in the original configuration, not to mention the low drain plug that would be at the right height if installed in the original configuration. Info please..:confused: :flipoff2: Gig'em

Darius '95
Hydro assist
 

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I THINK HE IS ASKING WHY IT LOOKS LIKE THE AXLE IS SET UP SPRUNG OVER FROM THE FACTORY, NOT ABOUT THE RAM ASSIST, RIGHT?
 

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It looks like it was SOA from the factory just because the guy that did it did a very clean job.
trd55...sounds like we have another aggie on the board:D

Joseph
Howdy!!! I have lurked for awhile and slowly gathered info. Been web wheeling for most of te time. Hopefully start wheeling my 60 in a couple of weeks.

What is with the low fill plug on your diff??? SOA does look clean Had a nice touch getting all the original brackets off with out destroying them. Looks good. Maybe I'll get back to Texas in a relatively short period of time, and we can wheel together. I been gone to long. (sniff, sniff). See ya, Whoop!!!:D

-D
 
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