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4in Rough Country Lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chaz316, Nov 15, 2001.

  1. Chaz316

    Chaz316 1/2 ton status

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    I have contacted Rough Country on several occasions trying to find a reason for the front end "death wobble". I have still found no answer. Does anyone have any ideas?

    "If it aint broke don't fix it" is like a 4 letter word.
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    What exactly is "death wobble?

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    I have a 4 inch Rough Country lift, and do not experiance a "death wobble". Waht exactly are you talking about?
    ike

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  4. Chaz316

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    Something in the front end is not right. If I hit a bump with the left front tire the front end bounces back and forth violently until I almost completely stop.

    I installed the lift on flat ground with the weight of the vehicle on the spring when I torqued them down. Shocks are right everything is cool. Has anyone had to install a sway bar lowering kit with a 4in lift? I have installed probably 6-8 of these 73-87 lifts but this is the first Rough Country.

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    i have a simular problem but i have Mystree leafs and it started after the D60 swap

    -Zakk
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    What do you have for steering stabalizers?

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    I agree here, most likely a stabilizer problem. That is the most obvious thing that causes the death wobble, but it may just be magnifying bad front end parts. Id say change the stabilizer if its not very new and check the front end parts ( tie rod ends, etc&gt;) real good.


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    chaz. i had this EXACT problem when i got home from tellico. the city had ripped all the asphalt from the street which left the man holes about 4" above the surface. everytime i hit one i got the death wobble you describe. i put my swampers on a few days later, and even on a semi-smooth street, it would do the same thing. out of no where SS--hh--aa--kk--ee-----ww--oo--bbb--llee---.

    after a little inspection, i found that the tellico rocks bent my tierod at the adjusting sleeve which in turn toed-in the tores which would make them "fight" each other and cause the shaking. a new tie rod solved my problems.

    bottom line--INSPECT THE TIERODS!!! Let us know what you find out, because i too have a rough country lift.

    good luck rob

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    I am using the factory stabilizer.

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    I have a RC 4" lift and haven't experienced anything like this. I run dual Heckethorn steering stabilizers and have an ORD steering brace installed.

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    i have a single rancho stabilizer, factory sway bar w/disconnets, and the sterring brace. i thought it was going to do it again today, but it didnt.

    WTF??

    chaz, maybe i should get ahold of rough country too??



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    I installed this setup in mine and no problems. What size tires are you running?

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     

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