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got the shakes update

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dheavychevy38, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    i have a k5 on 38's and at about 30 -35 the truck starts to shake side to side so bad you have to pull over or if you speed up it goes away
    list of new things everything in the front end plus dual stabiliezers any ideas
    the only not new part is steering shaft and box
     
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    Re: got the shakes

    what front axle? any suspension stuff(lift, longer shackles, angle shims)?
     
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    Re: got the shakes

    you have what is called death wobble /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  4. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: got the shakes

    8 inch super lift no shims in front cause they broke what came with the lift in rear 38 inch gumbo muders on 15x10 white wagon wheels /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif 6 lug 10 bolt cause i cna't find a decent 60 in my area

    any ideas on the death wobble or just run it /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Re: got the shakes

    if u had a d60 I'd say "time for the king pin rebuild kit"... but i dont know chit about the 10 bolt. lol! time to upgrade? /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
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    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: got the shakes

    Jack up the truck and check for loose ball joints,tie rod ends,wheel bearings,bent rims,also check the steering box where it mounts to the fram.......
     
  7. dheavychevy38

    dheavychevy38 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Re: got the shakes

    ok everything in teh front end is new the frame was cracked so i fixed it and added a repair kit to add strenght and a new box everything worked great for about a week and now it's back any ideas????
    some say caster or toe how should i measure it cause no one around here will aline it for me cause of the 38's /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
  8. justhorsinaround

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    Re: got the shakes

    This may sound dumb but how well are the tires balanced. Them are some pretty big meats and if they start to swayin then all hell could break loose. Anyway's go ahead and call me an idiot but if everythin is new and tight. Oh yea to check the toe in take a tape measure and measure the distance across the back of the tire as high up to center as you can get. Then find two identical spots on the front of the tire and measure that. If the second measurement is greater you have toe out and if it's the opposite is true you have toe in. I have always been told you want just a touch of toe in. This whole proceedure is much easier with two people. Good luck to ya.

    Allan
     
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    Re: got the shakes

    Won't aline a solid axle GM, hey their loss. The spec is 3/16 of an inch toe (front of tires are 3/16 closer to each other than the back) like this / ^ \ arrow points foward. The way I do it is (it is hard to say without pictures):
    1 with the wheels strait jack up the front end
    2 draw a 3 inch verticle line on the center of each tire.
    3 put the lines in horizontal paralell on the front side
    4 measure the distance between.
    5 rotate the lines to horizontal paralell in the back
    6 measure that distance between.
    7 use the adjusting sleeve on the tie-rod to change the distance.
    8 continue rotating front to back and adjusting until the difference is 3/16 shorter in the front than the back.

    That is what they won't charge you for at that shop. Don't feel bad I had the same thing with my goofy 15" 8-lug wheels. I just asked for the specs on my truck if they weren't able to do it for me.

    I hope that helps.
     

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