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death wobble with 3.5in RC lift kit

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I have an 08 JKU and I just put a 3.5in lift on my jeep and running stock tires 255/70r18 and I'm getting death wobble around 55+ mph. I'm going to regear to new gears to run 35in tires would this help the death wobble or is there other ways to fix it for now
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post #2 of 5 Old 05-28-2015, 01:38 PM
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Could be a number of things, I would search, Google...There are countless threads regarding DW.

Track Bar bolts was my cure-kinda... Plus upgrades to the entire front. my .02
Search that shit tho...

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New gears and larger tires will NOT help death wobble.

When you get the wobble at 55, is a violent shake that only stops when you come to a complete stop or slow down significantly to under 5 or 10mph? If not, you have some type of wheel shimmy or vibration.

If it is true DW reveiw this thread from Planman:

https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30723

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-29-2015, 08:41 AM
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Take a look at Planmans thread...

then go out and have someone move your steering wheel back and forth and watch your trackbar. If you see movement at the bushing or joint it could be the hole is opened up and needs a bracket or simple as new bushing or re tourquing.

That is usually one of the culprits

all three times it has been play in my trackbar where a bolt needed to be replaced, then a bushing and finally a new bracket at each end.

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Check your track bar make certain it is not loose or worn... then check your Ball Joints for wear, it dont take much slop to cause the wobble. last check your pitman arm to to make sure it is tight. I had the same kit, the Pitman arm kept working itself loose.... replaced it twice before i put the factory part back on
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