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death wobble....ahhhhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhhh

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75k5, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    damn death wobble is killing me, I never had these issues with the 75 but this 83 must have bad carma or something.

    I assume this is a ball joint issue, I have tried swapping tires from back to the front. It seems to be comming from the front left.

    Sooo should I just deal with it, or when it is sold next week we can just put in the 3/4 ton front..

    /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif


    ahhhhh death wo-bbllle--ble-lle
     
  2. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    Re: death wobble....ahhhhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhh,ahhhhh

    please do a search /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  3. heavy4x4

    heavy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Re: death wobble....ahhhhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhh,ahhhhh

    Well, how are the ball-joints on the left side?

    My 'burb had death wobble a couple years back before I put the lift on. I replaced the steering stablizer and haven't had wobble problems since.
     
  4. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    Re: death wobble....ahhhhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhhh,ahhhhhhh,ahhhhh

    ball joints are likly shot, then again so is the steering stablizer....


    a search..lol /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    ntaj*ep 1/2 ton status

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    Are those big meats you put on there balanced at all? Looked like some rubber was missing from trail use. Does it have play that indicates joints? If your going to use different axles anyway don't worry about and drive slow for a week /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. supersize75k5

    supersize75k5 OrganDonorRacing.com

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    thanks, that is for a d-60, but I am dealing with hat on the 75, so I needed it /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    paul..tires are not balanced, or I dont think they are, also rotors are fubar..one came apart and killed the caliper too...

    so vice grips on the break line aloow me to stop /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  8. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    rotors are fubar

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    You don't want to fix it since going to 3/4 ton? I know where six lug brakes are sitting complete. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

    BTW did you find out what gears are in the 83?
     
  9. supersize75k5

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    rotors are fubar

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    You don't want to fix it since going to 3/4 ton? I know where six lug brakes are sitting complete. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif

    BTW did you find out what gears are in the 83?

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    nahh

    why fix it, it is really entertaining to take right hand turns while breaking...I dont have to even turn the wheel, the trucks turns its self /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif........ /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    vice grips all the way baby!


    as for the gears, I think we are trading them twoard the 3/4 ton axels, so we really dont care /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  10. zcarczar

    zcarczar 1/2 ton status

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    Check your toe-in in the front. Almost any truck will death wobble bad with screwed up toe settings. Hell I drove my truck to the local rock garden once and bent the tie rod and couldnt go over 20 on the way home cause i had such bad death wobble. Right now on my fathers truck we are running no steering stabilizer or hydro-assist, 40" Iroks and trail ready bead locks and have no problems with deathwobble cause the alignment in the front end is set right.
     
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    350350 1/2 ton status

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    Just drive it until it breaks. Cuts way down on diagnosis time... Wnatever breaks is (probably) what was wrong.

    Fix broken gizmo, problem solved... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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