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What was the biggest single contributing factor in solving your DEATH WOBBLES???
They didn't go fast enough to wobble or were so noisy rattly that you just did not notice.Anyone with an '88-'89 have the death wobbles?
Wheel balance should be the very first port of call for any wheel wobble, that is why I didn't include it, this is more about the harder 'death wobbles'.You need wheel balance in that list.
That's the big one making a difference for me.
All the other things made only slight improvements.
Agree, this is not about shimmy where a wheel balance usually fix's it, this is about the more serious side of 'Death Wobbles' as named.91 TD42 with a 2" lift. Has had all sorts of shimmys and shakes that gave been improved/worsened though wheel balances, new bearings, rod ends, etc over the years.
DEATH WOBBLE - an entirely different thing. How I've generally seen this described (and how I've experienced it) is when something like a bump in the road or reaching a certain speed triggers a big amplitude 'wobble' through the front end. Literally the steering wheel almost flies out of your hand and it feels like the front suspension is ripping itself apart. First time it happened I thought a wheel bearing had let go or something. Impossible to drive with and you have to immediately slow right down to make it stop. Your passengers will want to get out and hitch hike home.
In my case, replacing the panhard bushes fixed it immediately (thank god). I have heard of this as the most common death wobble fix. The old bushes only had the tiniest amount of play but sure enough that was the problem.
I feel like some of the wobbles people are talking about here aren't the actual dreaded "death wobble" which, as the name implies, feels like your front diff has come adrift and your about to die. Big difference...
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