As a Jeep owner, you probably heard the term “Death Wobble” before. What is it? How do you safely deal with it when if occurs? How do you fix it? That’s the focus of this excellent post on Extreme Terrain. Click the link to read more – http://www.extremeterrain.com/wrangler-jeep-death-wobble.html
Death wobble is a rapid oscillation from side to side in your steering components and results in your steering wheel moving very quickly from side to side. It has earned this name because it feels like your Wrangler is literally falling apart and that letting go of the steering wheel can lead to a very bad day. When this occurs it becomes extremely difficult to control your Wrangler and the only way to get it to stop is to slow down, sometimes it is necessary to come to a complete stop. Death wobble typically occurs at speeds above 45 mph and in most cases requires a trigger like hitting a bump or a pothole, but can also happen at speeds under 45 mph. One of the common myths about death wobble is that it doesn’t happen to stock Jeeps, only ones that have been lifted. This is not true, it is actually possible to have death wobble in ANY vehicle with a solid front axle, and however it is true that if you have recently done any suspension upgrades (Ex: Lift kits) you may be more likely to experience death wobble. Read More..