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What was the single biggest factor in solving your death wobbles

  • King pin preload adjustment

    Votes: 29 23.2%
  • New panhard rod bushes

    Votes: 46 36.8%
  • Wheel bearing adjustment

    Votes: 15 12.0%
  • Caster bushes

    Votes: 3 2.4%
  • Wheel alignment

    Votes: 14 11.2%
  • Draglink ball joints

    Votes: 5 4.0%
  • Steering box adjustment

    Votes: 2 1.6%
  • Up grade of steering damper

    Votes: 6 4.8%
  • Replacement of shock rubbers and or shocks

    Votes: 4 3.2%
  • Wheel Offset Change

    Votes: 1 0.8%
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I have replace everything several times over in the front end of mine, but the lower panhard bush made the most immediately noticeable difference. Fixing the caster correction with Superior arms made a big difference as well, everything else wheel bearings, king pin bearings, tie rod ends and other bushes all just contribute to the front steering and suspension being loose but I do not think are the key cause or solution.

There is also the other big contributing factor of wheels and poor wheel balance, this is what kicks off the wobble, even before you ever start to feel it, it is beginning from wear on components.

I had tried two different sets of steel wheels, one set of 35" mud tyres and 33" aggressive ATs all of which were hard to get balanced well. I have now gone back to alloys and 33"ATs and I'm fussy about getting the balance right. I believe that the combined forces of larger tyres, wider offset wheels, out of balance and travelling long distances shaking the hell out of the front suspension is the major contributor to loosening up every part of the suspension and steering. But the root cause of the wobbles is the suspension geometry being a fine compromise between: lift/articulation and still wanting nice road manners all from the old fashioned solid axle, three link system.

Nissan have it well set up for standard height, standard wheels and tyres. I noticed how thin and light weight the factory tyres and wheels are now, even compared to the alloys and tyres that came out on the series III GU, the series IV and newer 17" alloys are very light, the 275/65x17 tyres are really light and balance well. They have made it much better for the road or should say street.

PS: woohoo, the poll says that 100% of the voters agree with me :D
Scrap that, some other cheeky bugger just voted for wheel bearings :(
Was the superior arms set with more castor than standard arms with normal offset castor set for say 4 inch lift.

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11 Posts
I'm going through this atm and trying to sort it out is doing me head in. Anyone know where to get a decent dynamic (inner and outer) balance in perth? May have to rebuild 1 x shock, have just replaced panhard bushes. Adjusted wheel bearings. Will sort it but in the meantime... painful
Tyrepower roadforce balsnce..belmont or ospark 35 bucks a wheel.definatly better than a chimp balance.
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