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Old 10-01-2018, 02:00 AM
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Death Wobble Poll?

https://goo.gl/forms/S2Hr01HqVAqYmqy12

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Not sure how to post a poll or if it needs approval but would like to get more info on this "Death Wobble" I keep hearing about and the videos are just freeking amazing to watch...

So this whole death wobble thing has me concerned and it's kinda hard to put the wife out on the road in the new truck knowing this is happening so looking for more numbers to better understand the problem and figure out the best solution.

New truck is a '18 F250 4x4 with both the 10000# GVWR PACKAGE and CAMPER PACKAGE which changes the springs to the heaviest rating (or so I've read) and adds a rear sway bar.

My previous truck was a 2003 F350 DRW 4x4 and never had any sort of DW in over 15 years of driving it.

My poll would look like this:
Have you experienced DW? Yes or No
If yes; Truck configuration? 4x4, 4x2, SRW, DRW
If yes; Is your truck suspension stock or modified?
If yes; Did you find a fix? Shocks, steering stabilizer, tires, other____.

Any suggestions for questions?
THANKS for all the AWESOME INFO will keep learning...
 

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I've had a number of these trucks over the last 20 years. None have have any wobble.
I would be curious as to how many with leveled trucks have the wobble.
 
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Have not experienced death wobble on either of my 2017 trucks - one a dually, and one an F-250.
 
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no death wobble. pre or post leveling.
 
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:35 AM
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Will add, this was on my 2012 F250 6.7 FX4, I did not experience it on the trucks before or after
Have you experienced DW? Yes or No
If yes; Truck configuration? 4x4, 4x2, SRW, DRW
If yes; Is your truck suspension stock or modified? STOCK
If yes; Did you find a fix? Shocks, steering stabilizer, tires, other____. TWICE in 120K
 
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As near as I can tell, I've experienced death wobble only once. I hit a pretty nasty bump in the road doing about 60 MPH while towing my RV. I thought the trailer had blown a tire and pulled over.

I now have the Rancho 9000XL shocks. I think I may have experienced a bad case of bump steer when the shocks were set too low but no clear case of death wobble.

EDIT: At the time of my Death Wobble the WDH may not have been set up with enough downforce on the front end.
 

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Old 10-01-2018, 12:01 PM
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Never. Only 6,000 mi. 3,500 mi towing a 7,000# trailer at highway speeds...
 
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Neither my 2012 nor my 2017 have experienced the death wobble. They did however exhibit some bump steer which is normal for solid front axle configurations. Upgraded shocks and steering stabilizers improved it immensely. Nothing that didn't settle down quickly and never any wobble that would cause loss of control of the truck.
 
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Neither my 2001 F250 SCSB nor my 2015 F250 CCSB have experienced anything even close. Both are stock 4x4 configurations.
 
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Bump steer yes, death wobble, no. That's 53k on the '17 & 24k so far on the '18. CCSB, 4x4, 6.7 on both.
 
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2018 F250 4x4 .... No death wobble here empty or with 13K trailer attached.
 
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2017 F250 4x4 never experienced death wobble, bump steer yes
 
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2017 F-250 4x4 Platinum, stock (no level), no death wobble, some bump steer.

Added a Fox 2.0 steering stabilizer - helped bump steer some but not totally eliminated.

Jim
 
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Old 10-01-2018, 01:55 PM
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I have 11 2017 6.2 430's F-250's Reg Cab 8" bed all have 2 1/2 front under spring Level, Track Bar Bracket, Sway bar drop kit and 295-70-18. No issues on any of them towing or not. I did use a torque multiplier to reach specs on all nuts & bolts.No bump Steer either
 
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The following vehicles have had no wobble issues, though I am not discounting anyone else's:
1999
2008
2011
2017
 

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