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post #1 of 8 Old 08-25-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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So I just finished getting alignment on my 08 unlimited rubicon with 3.5 RK max flex kit.

On the way home at about 35 mph I experienced the death wobble and thought I as going to die! The 37's were totally in control of the jeep and it sucked.

So now what should I do, return to alignment shop or "diagnose" death wobble myself?

And I have no clue what to do, nerves are a little on edge after this.....

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Yeah, that'll scare the shit out of you for sure.

There's a million questions that help pin it down, but the fact that you just got an alignment makes me wonder if the trackbar's torqued to spec (120ftLb's IIRC). Make sure it's on level ground when you torque it down.

Plan Man has an entire thread devoted to this issue.

BTW, might want to move this into modified tech. Might get a better tech response to your issue.


Hope it works out soon.



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I doubt alignment will cause the death wobble as you described. Best bet is to check what Dan mentioned, your TB.

Planman is the man when it comes to diagnosing Death Wobble and non Death Wobble shimmies.

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Change of toe can influence death wobble. I'd look at that..

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Change of toe can influence death wobble. I'd look at that..

I know for a fact that they adjusted the toe angle. If correcting the toe so that you can drive straight causes death wobble then what the hell do you do??

I am going to check into the above mentioned threads to try to get this nailed down ASAP!!

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Toe, tell them to dial it in to planmans numbers, I believe it's 1/8th in.

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Everyone covered some things to look into pretty well. One question I have is are you still on stock balljoints, and how many miles on them if so? After the alignment did the tech that did it torque everything on the ground or in the air? Do you have the printout of the specs from after the alignment?

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I know for a fact that they adjusted the toe angle. If correcting the toe so that you can drive straight causes death wobble then what the hell do you do??

I am going to check into the above mentioned threads to try to get this nailed down ASAP!!

So you can drive straight? Toe doesn't cause or correct any pull. Camber and Caster are the only angles that can cause pulls. The steering wheel is set straight via the drag link.

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