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What was the single biggest factor in solving your death wobbles

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I didn't have the "Death Wobbles" per se, but hhad a wobble in my steering since we purchased it. It was finally solved with something the dealers called a "Road Balance" which I suspect is an "On vehicle balance".
Different things. Road force balance is done on what looks like a normal balancing machine that has a large roller that pushes up against the tyre to simulate the pressure caused by the road.
Like this;

On vehicle balance is done with the wheel on the car and a roller moves the wheel up to speed but only exerts enough pressure to grip the tyre to make it spin and does it against the shoulder of the sidewall rather than against the tread.
Like this;
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