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Old 03-20-2017, 12:52 PM   #1
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Death Wobble, bad steering box?

New BJ's, TRE's, Track Bar, Hubs, Damper.

What is holding me back from accusing the steering box is that DW is only and always being initiated by my left tire.
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What steering linkage are you running. 2006 or 2008?
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Old 03-22-2017, 10:35 AM   #3
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2006 with less than 10K miles on it.
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I replaced mine on my 04 with the old Y system. Even had a new adjustable track bar, steering box and high performance steering stabilizer installed but DW still remained. So I went to the upgraded T system from synergy which is the 09 T system. DW gone! Napa and both Mopar offer this upgrade. Synergy also recommends going to the 09 stabilizer and pitman arm which i also did. with the 09 stabilizer.
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Can't find any worn or loose components, changing to a softer shock just to try it since I have mileage above expected life of my current shocks. They're thinking with all of the new front end my shocks are either bad or too stiff for my set up, my lift calls for a softer shock than what's on it. It's warranty parts and labor so they figure worth a shot. No tire tread separation found. Steering box is tight, checking hubs also even though they are new. I'll update after test drive.

P.S. if it doesn't solve it, I'm ordering the T-style.
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Front shocks are definitely shot. Won't extend after compression by themselves. Test driving it now.
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Steel, that's frustrating.

My truck has never had DW and I've been through the Y linkage, am on the 2nd T style and will be moving to a Synergy linkage because my TREs are shot again. I've got coil spacers, steering box brace, stock trac bar, stock control arms,...

Change youre linkage and maybe look at your control arms and see if the small adjustment they make is enough to solve it. W coils they might be just enough to throw off our particular truck's stabilization, all the bushings are set in their ways. You already have the trac bar (adj right?). I've been looking at Metalcloack's CAs.
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