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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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2006 with less than 10K miles on it.
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Old 03-22-2017, 03:44 PM   #4
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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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Well the shocks helped immensely, what would trigger full on DW is now just a short light shimmy. I've only put 7K'ish on her in the last year+ due to commuting by motorcycle, so I'll probably wait until summer and still switch to the T-style for peace of mind.

So for those out there with DW after numerous attempts to resolve it if you have over 50K on your shocks, check them out. Maybe shocks alone wouldn't cause it but along with worn parts it certainly can initiate it.

I had no evidence of abnormal tire wear that would lead to my shocks being suspect. Once we removed them and compressed them we could only get them to extend by pulling the shaft.
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Just wanted to update again. I've had to drive the truck to work since shock replacement almost everyday due to rain. I still have not experienced a DW event.
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