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08 f-350 death wobble

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by ultimate plow, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    Hey guys, my buddy has an 08 f-350 crew short bed with a 3" rough county kit. It shakes terrible when you hit a bump. Almost to where you need to keep both hands on the steering wheel. He has the RC coils and trac bar. What does he need to do to get rid of this??? Upgrade to better system? Alignment cams? Thanks

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  2. mc1

    mc1 Senior Member
    Messages: 171

    take the lift off !!!! truck looks too nice to plow with
     
  3. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    Im thinking its needs bigger alignment cams. And possibly dual steering stabilizer.

    I know thats what I told him. He circulates all his stuff every 3 years.
     
  4. Danscapes

    Danscapes Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Steering stabilizer!!!
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    My 06 F250 did the same thing when it was new....as soon as you hit a bump the steering wheel would shake like hell. As far as I know there is/was no fix for it. My dealer said they had a few complaints but not a lot. I now have 33,000 miles and it has seem to go away or I'm just used to it, but in all honesty I think it just went away.
     
  6. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Justin i think another pic of that truck would solve the problem..... lol
     
  7. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    here ya go collin

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  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    Thats lifted?

    Id say a dual steering stabilizer and possibly an adjustable panhard bar.
     
  9. ultimate plow

    ultimate plow PlowSite.com Addict
    from N. IL
    Messages: 1,761

    Well it dont look stock LOL. Its just a leveling kit. Im thinking its gonna need alignment cams and dual steering stabs. But thats also what you get when you go rough country. Cheapest kit you can buy.
     
  10. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    rough country sucks...had 3" rough country on my 03 F350 diesel, wasnt impressed, have a 4" superlift on my 06 F250, had some wobble, dual steering stabilizers fixed the issue, and Im sure new springs need time to soften up somewhat as well...
     
  11. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,552

    The most common solution to the death wobble is to add dual stabilizers. I've been lucky so far, 85k and no wobble!
     
  12. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Reviving a thread...got a bit of wobble most noticable at 67mph, dealer said ball joints/ tie rods etc are good. Any thoughts?
     
  13. kurtandshan

    kurtandshan Senior Member
    Messages: 323

    Oh yeah 2007 f250 crew 5.4....
     
  14. BlizzardBeater

    BlizzardBeater Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    Front tire balance issues are most noticed at those speeds.