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Death Wobble: Causes And Cures Photos

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Track Bar: Death wobble can often times be traced back to the track bar. Improper installation, loose bolts, wallowed out bracket holes, worn bushings, or broken welds can all be contributing factors. The track bar’s job is to locate the axle under the frame. Because one end attaches to the frame and the opposite end to the axle, the track bar takes significant loads as it cycles with the suspension and resists steering inputs. Once any of its associated components have been compromised, it can transfer vibrations and start oscillations that can become death wobble. An adjustable track bar with OE-style bushings, such as this unit from JKS (www.jksmfg.com), is a smart upgrade after a lift and will ensure the axle can be perfectly centered under the frame.
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