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Old 01-23-2020, 10:51 PM
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ANY solid front axle vehicle can get death wobble. It's not a big issue with leaf spring front ends, but coil sprung sfa can get it BAD. Most of the time it's a bad track bar, but any play in the front end can induce it, bad tires, or even an alignment that's slightly off. My 1st truck was an 88 Jeep Comanche, and it would flat out scare you at 45 if you hit a bump in the road. Got my 1st job at a dealership right out of high school, changed my toe in from the factory spec of 0-.05 up to .15, and it never did it again. Working on JEEP's I eat, breathed, and sleeped death wobble. Early TJ's were the absolute WORST for it.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:34 PM
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Ive had it on my 2012 race truck when it was on the street on 35s. Not fun. Scared the shit out of me and i had the kiddos with me. New track bar, took the lift off and lowered it and its never happened again since all that and being on street tires or cheaters.
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Old 01-24-2020, 12:10 AM
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I have a buddy that is getting his 19 bought back. Apparently Ford is willing to buy them back, so if you know people having trouble, have them push on their dealers.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:50 AM
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That will be hard bc it is totaled.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:51 PM
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that sucks.
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Old 01-25-2020, 07:53 AM
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Did they ever fix the half tons where at low speeds the braking system would completely fail? I remember reading a good while back many people had got in accidents at stop lights or backing out of their driveway because the brakes would just go out.
I think this is the brake system module reprogram that we are doing a lot of on the half tons for Chevy. Iíve only heard one customer come in and say the brakes went out on him and scared him to death. Instant buyback of course.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:04 PM
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Fords fix is a caster change, if all other frontend parts are tight. It’s a pretty rare issue, we run a shit ton of ferds.
https://www.brakeandfrontend.com/for...-above-45-mph/
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Fords fix is a caster change, if all other frontend parts are tight. Itís a pretty rare issue, we run a shit ton of ferds.
https://www.brakeandfrontend.com/for...-above-45-mph/
I don't see how a caster change while leaving all the other spec would do anything. Maybe more toe in, but every death wobble I have been in was a wasted front end dodge that needed bushings.

But a 19' Ford couldn't have suffered from a worn out front end, so it's pretty concerning.

I guess motortrend can shove it and I'll take my "potential for tire wear" and not worry about death wobble while my wife is driving my truck.
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I don't see how a caster change while leaving all the other spec would do anything. Maybe more toe in, but every death wobble I have been in was a wasted front end dodge that needed bushings.



But a 19' Ford couldn't have suffered from a worn out front end, so it's pretty concerning.



I guess motortrend can shove it and I'll take my "potential for tire wear" and not worry about death wobble while my wife is driving my truck.


Caster is a big deal on jeeps. It makes a bigger difference then you might think since it is one of the larger forces wanting to keep the tires straight.
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I remember when my 92 dodge 4x4 got a case of death wobble. Turns out it was due to a shattered gearbox bracket and cracked frame.
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Caster is a big deal on jeeps. It makes a bigger difference then you might think since it is one of the larger forces wanting to keep the tires straight.
Uneven caster, absolutely. I guess I just don't get the bulletin for moving caster on both wheels as far back as possible.
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