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#1 Old 01-09-2013, 11:48 AM
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New Tires and Trackbar

I had another case of death wobble. It was bad this time! Come to find out that the BFG Goodrich TO A/Ts that I have are known to cause death wobble on these truck, even stock height. So with my Carli 3" springs, the lack of my axle being centered under the truck with the stock trackbar, I said screw it. I can't have this.

So try to get rid of it, I went to Strapt Performance here in Tempe and got a Carli Adjustable trackbar. Then I drove over to Discount and said get me some MUD TIRES! They made it happen!



New Carli Trackbar next to the stock one.


The bushing were worn out for sure. Battery acid dripped on it from a bad battery.


Bushing worn. Hard to believe that this and tires can cause death wobble!



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now

to the good part!

The guys at Discount were thinking OH CRAP! When they started to remove my old tires and were tearing some of the plasti-dip. I said, guys no worries.. haha it's plasti-dip. But gave me a great idea! I removed the Plasti-dip along the edge of the wheel! Looks so much better!!

SO I think I will paint these wheels just like this! Figure paint is easier to keep clean and would look better when all said and done for details.

























Now I haven't really drove it since I got the track bar on lastnight.

So hopefully this $2K was spent good!


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#2 Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM
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Hope that cures the DW issue!

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You know there is a Tire and Wheel section, right!?

Truck is looking great, I like the chrome edge on the wheels. I hope your death wobble goes away.

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You know there is a Tire and Wheel section, right!?

Truck is looking great, I like the chrome edge on the wheels. I hope your death wobble goes away.

Yes smarty! In fact, if you look there, You'll notice that I posted some of the pictures from lastnight there lastnight!

This thread also showed the trackbar and tires. So "general" came to mind!

http://www.dodgetalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366779

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Hopefully that will fix the DW. Looks good with tires and the wheels done that way.

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How much did the tires set you back? I need something to make me feel better, I dropped close to $3,000 on my truck last week!

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Looks great with the new tires and the ring on the wheels exposed!!...
I have been debating those same tires for my Wrangler since I drive it daily now.. The super swampers I have on it now are freakin awesome but obviously shit for a daily driver...

Have you had any more drive time? are the tires loud? smooth?.. I don't mind humming but my swampers are worse than driving on the highway rumble strip non stop, and with an hour drive to work it gets old...

I have the Trail Grapplers ATs on the F-150 and they are pretty good but not aggressive enough for the jeep.. I really like those MTs I think they would be a great compromise for looks and practicality..

As far as the death wobble, I hope the track bar helps and I'm sure with the lift this has been addressed, but is there anyway to increase the caster a bit.. Seems that could be beneficial also..

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How much did the tires set you back? I need something to make me feel better, I dropped close to $3,000 on my truck last week!
Tires were $314 each. Track bar was $345.

What have you done to yours?

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Looks great with the new tires and the ring on the wheels exposed!!...
I have been debating those same tires for my Wrangler since I drive it daily now.. The super swampers I have on it now are freakin awesome but obviously shit for a daily driver...

Have you had any more drive time? are the tires loud? smooth?.. I don't mind humming but my swampers are worse than driving on the highway rumble strip non stop, and with an hour drive to work it gets old...

I have the Trail Grapplers ATs on the F-150 and they are pretty good but not aggressive enough for the jeep.. I really like those MTs I think they would be a great compromise for looks and practicality..

As far as the death wobble, I hope the track bar helps and I'm sure with the lift this has been addressed, but is there anyway to increase the caster a bit.. Seems that could be beneficial also..
Tires have a nice hum to them. I can feel the lugs at 2-3 mph. I've had these tires before and they did well. So I'm happy with them. They are really not that loud. Pretty quiet really..

I think the tires and trackbar are #1 and #2 reason I've got this wobble. I'll actually go into work tomorrow instead of working from home just to test them. See if that did it....


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[QUOTE=07MegaCabRam;4468490]Tires were $314 each. Track bar was $345.

What have you done to yours?


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I did a Valair organic dual disc clutch and rear main seal for $1850 and then the new tires for $1000. I still need to replace my front differential pinion seal.

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Ha! I am doing my rear pinion seal.


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You know there is a Tire and Wheel section, right!
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Looks great. Congrats on your second set of Trail Grapplers!

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Hard to believe that big, knobby mud-tires would cure the DW problem...

Let us know how it works out, now get those mudders muddy!

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It's all about the stiffness of the tires. The guy at discount threw the old bfg to the side after removing it from the wheel. The tire actually collapsed in half cause it was so soft.


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That's one nice Mega!!
Thanks. It's getting there.


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Did it fix the problem?


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