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People with Death Wobble...what are the specs of your truck???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by yunit, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering what the specs of the trucks are that experience Death Wobble? Give as much detail as possible so we can come to some sort of conclusion to this issue.

    I do not experience Death Wobble in my truck and these are the specs of my truck.
    LIFT =
    FRONT - 4" TUFF COUNTRY EZ RIDES WITH GREASABLE BUSHINGS
    REAR - ORD SHACKLE FLIP WITH GREASABLE BUSHINGS

    STEERING =
    D60 4" STEERING BLOCK
    DUAL RANCHO STABILIZER'S

    AXLES =
    D60 FRONT
    14BOLT FF REAR

    TRANNY/T-CASE =
    700R4/208 WITH STOCK DRIVE SHAFTS, T-CASE IS DROPPED AN INCH

    SHOCKS =
    EXTENDED FRONT MOUNTS WITH DOESTCH TECH PRE-RUNNERS
    REAR CROSSMEMBER STYLE SETUP WITH DOESTCH TECH PRE-RUNNERS

    TIRES =
    SUPER SWAMPER TSL's 38x16x16.5's

    Engine mounts are good, t-case mount is good, alignment is good, everything in the front axle is snug.

    Let see what other people have.
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    take off your stabilizers and then tell me if you have DW.
    with them how would you know??
    and if you dont have it why run the stabilizers?
     
  3. yunit

    yunit 1/2 ton status

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    I have had the dual's on there for a long time now and they are still in good shape. My frame is even cracked around the steering box and still no vibration. When I get my weld in kit and bolt in brace this weekend I will remove the dual's to see if anything happens.
     
  4. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    dual stabs completely masked/eliminated DW for me, but the badly out of round swampers, and a few dents kill them fairly regularly
     
  5. DPI

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    Your wheel size is not listed. I had DW when I was running 16.5x9.75 aluminum wheels with a good amount of offset(not sure about the amount). When I went to my 16x10 MT Classic IIs with less offset, I completely got rid of DW. The extra leverage of additional offset my be a contributing factor...
     
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    I have a D60 front with Hi-Steer no swaybar no steering stablizer 6 inch lift and have never had DW.
     
  7. yunit

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    I have 16.5x9.75 or 10 ARE's with about 3.5 offset.
     
  8. 1BAD88

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    I just rescently cured my death wobble.I have a stock suspended 88 k-5 with 15x10 "rims with 33x12.5 pirelli scorpions .I bought a new autozone stabilizer with a new power steering pump and a set of new wheel bearings for a 10 bolt front and the DW went away. This combo works for my truck. I found that the new pwr steering pump made the biggest difference it changed the overall feel of the truck (like someone tightened it up) and the DW is gone .
     
  9. 1990K5

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    my k5 is a 1990 with 6in softride front springs, shackle flip, auto, stock drive train, 60/14ff, 16.5 x 9.75 out laws (dont know off set) 35 bfg at's and i get a lot of dw. i dont think it is a steering problem, it seems more like a confrontation between the axle and frame moving laterally in different directions at the same time, any input would be greatly appriciated. thx--j.c.
     

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