Early Onset Death Wobble Help

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Will do. Also i noticed some abnormal tire wear last night. Almost like a cupping issue. On the BFG KO every other tread is worn. Need to get this fixed or it is going to be expensive.
How often are you rotating and are you doing all 5? Also, what's your current tire pressure?





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How often are you rotating and are you doing all 5? Also, what's your current tire pressure?
I only have 4500 miles. Installed the new 315/70 at a tick over 1000 miles. Pressure set at 33 all around. Fronts only have the cupping issue, rears are perfect.
 

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I only have 4500 miles. Installed the new 315/70 at a tick over 1000 miles. Pressure set at 33 all around. Fronts only have the cupping issue, rears are perfect.
Same size ko2's here and also noticed the same cupping on just the fronts. Not yet enough miles since reducing the toe-in to gauge any difference in wear. I would assume the great improvement in ride quality should also help with tread life.
 

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Same size ko2's here and also noticed the same cupping on just the fronts. Not yet enough miles since reducing the toe-in to gauge any difference in wear. I would assume the great improvement in ride quality should also help with tread life.
I'll change the toe a bit and rotate and keep updated here.
 
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Dang, I need to check this thread a bit more. Glad to see (in an unfortunate way) that there's a several others working through the same issues.

I'm hoping Synergy's production is ahead of schedule and I'll get my tie rod before 5/22. Fortunately, going back to the stock set up should get me by until then and I won't be affected by having the stock SS setup. If I end up taking any trips, there won't be any major crawling involved so I shouldn't have to worry about the SS getting damaged. But I'll definitely be doing my own alignment once the tie rod shows up because I think I have to much toe the way it is now. My alignment specs show .05° on the right and .10° on the left which I think is 3/16ths of an inch total toe. I'll have to remeasure and adjust once I get home but hopefully the new tie rod is the last piece to the puzzle because work just issued a 25% pay cut so things are going to be tight for the next few months. If this doesn't totally eliminate it, I'm still going to try and reach out the dealer about new ball joints.

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Dang, I need to check this thread a bit more. Glad to see (in an unfortunate way) that there's a several others working through the same issues.

I'm hoping Synergy's production is ahead of schedule and I'll get my tie rod before 5/22. Fortunately, going back to the stock set up should get me by until then and I won't be affected by having the stock SS setup. If I end up taking any trips, there won't be any major crawling involved so I shouldn't have to worry about the SS getting damaged. But I'll definitely be doing my own alignment once the tie rod shows up because I think I have to much toe the way it is now. My alignment specs show .05° on the right and .10° on the left which I think is 3/16ths of an inch total toe. I'll have to remeasure and adjust once I get home but hopefully the new tie rod is the last piece to the puzzle because work just issued a 25% pay cut so things are going to be tight for the next few months. If this doesn't totally eliminate it, I'm still going to try and reach out the dealer about new ball joints.

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I experienced this same issue...I had a stock setup with roughly 2,000 miles on the Jeep. Some say shimmy, some say death whobble. On the interstate, I would hit a bump and my Jeep would act as if it were death whobble. The only way to stop the Jeep from shaking violently was to slow down to 45 mph....once that didn't help and I had to pull over completely. I took it to the dealership and of course "Nothing is wrong and they couldn't replicate it". I left the dealership and jumped on the hightway...boom happened again. I turned right around and took the tech for a ride. As soon as it happened again the tech said "Ya that's not right". FCA recommended they replace the steering dampener.....yet their was a three month waiting list. I immediately ordered a Fox dampener and problem solved. I've been driving on this dampener since March of 2018 with zero issues. I will say that I have a problem and replaced everything in the front end lol. The deadzone in the steering wheel is still an issue. The last item I installed was the Synergy front track bar sector brace. Before I purchased it, I noticed even with the steering box bolts tightened to spec, the steering box still moved...which in turn made me think WTF. Needless to say, it doesn't move now. If anyone has any questions about any of these products, please let me know. I can give you my real world opinion on them since my family is my number one concern when on or off road.

Parts installed.

Evo upper and lower control arms
Dynatrac 2" lift.
Synergy tie rod and dag link
Yetti front track bar (Synergy hadn't released theirs yet)
Synergy rear track bar.
Synergy front track bar sector brace.
 

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I experienced this same issue...I had a stock setup with roughly 2,000 miles on the Jeep. Some say shimmy, some say death whobble. On the interstate, I would hit a bump and my Jeep would act as if it were death whobble. The only way to stop the Jeep from shaking violently was to slow down to 45 mph....once that didn't help and I had to pull over completely. I took it to the dealership and of course "Nothing is wrong and they couldn't replicate it". I left the dealership and jumped on the hightway...boom happened again. I turned right around and took the tech for a ride. As soon as it happened again the tech said "Ya that's not right". FCA recommended they replace the steering dampener.....yet their was a three month waiting list. I immediately ordered a Fox dampener and problem solved. I've been driving on this dampener since March of 2018 with zero issues. I will say that I have a problem and replaced everything in the front end lol. The deadzone in the steering wheel is still an issue. The last item I installed was the Synergy front track bar sector brace. Before I purchased it, I noticed even with the steering box bolts tightened to spec, the steering box still moved...which in turn made me think WTF. Needless to say, it doesn't move now. If anyone has any questions about any of these products, please let me know. I can give you my real world opinion on them since my family is my number one concern when on or off road.

Parts installed.

Evo upper and lower control arms
Dynatrac 2" lift.
Synergy tie rod and dag link
Yetti front track bar (Synergy hadn't released theirs yet)
Synergy rear track bar.
Synergy front track bar sector brace.
This is great news. Please share (in pm) with me the items that your Synergy brace fixed. I finally got mine in the mail this weekend.
 

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