Thread: I vote lie
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Old August 15th, 2019, 14:51
EvaB99XJ EvaB99XJ is offline
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I vote lie

Originally Posted by devildog0 View Post
I think this is simply an inherint problem with the design of our suspension and the push for bigger and bigger tires has simply got the design to the point that the resonance frequency for the front end is now at lower highway speeds.

Could be as simple as adding some weight somewhere in the system or changing the stiffness of the sidewall of the supplied tire.

Exactly - there are too many factors that can set off a death wobble - a lift, larger tires, or some other innocuous change can cause it. A worn/defective steering damper is just one part of that puzzle.

On my XJ the death wobble was caused by worn out front suspension parts. I replaced *every* moving part that could wear in the front suspension and that took care of it.
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