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well then you must have goofed off more than worked
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well just put the truck into the ditch a few minutes ago. no damage but still sucks. i was test driving it after i modified a few other things. no luck...

oh well. goes for alignment tuesday. hope they can help me out
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what happened that cause you to go into a ditch?
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Damn Zach that blows hope you get it figured out!
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wow...looking for an update..but glad nothing is jacked up on the truck!
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dang man......hope you get that dude straightened out......how did it drive? did it pull real bad?
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i am wondering if your coil hoops are flexing allowing it to move the axle a bit....
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well i had horrible death wobble, hit a bump at 45 ish and i just couldnt control it.

my dad just got home from work and i hadnt had a chance for anyone to turn the tires while i was outside the truck.

the trac bar has about 1/8" of play around the bottom bolt, and the tie rod actually twists when the wheel turns, really strange...

oh well i need to get that fixed tomorrow.

maurice i just can not see them flexing. ive seen so many designs and not that many are built as strong as mine.

I'm just frustrated right now, im dieing to just drive it. heck im excited to just fill it with gas and give it a nice bath.
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well i had horrible death wobble, hit a bump at 45 ish and i just couldnt control it.

my dad just got home from work and i hadnt had a chance for anyone to turn the tires while i was outside the truck.

the trac bar has about 1/8" of play around the bottom bolt, and the tie rod actually twists when the wheel turns, really strange...

oh well i need to get that fixed tomorrow.
So after all this trial and error you should market a kit =]
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wow.....that isn't good.....but i bet you already knew that!
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yeah i just spent all day yesterday makeing a nice new steering shaft adapter from the ranger to yota shaft and that helped some but there are so many places for adjustment i have no clue what to adjust. lol

right now I'm just frustrated because i do not know what to even try inorder to fix it.
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yeah i just spent all day yesterday makeing a nice new steering shaft adapter from the ranger to yota shaft and that helped some but there are so many places for adjustment i have no clue what to adjust. lol

right now I'm just frustrated because i do not know what to even try inorder to fix it.
that is the bad thing about doing a SAS on the newer Rangers....there is soooo much new suspension parts that there is a lot of spots to make adjustment that you are not used too...
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its can be good and it can be bad. i just hope to have it dialed in this week.
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Man Zach that really sucks.

Did you always have the play in the track bar? because if so that is why you are getting the death wobble.
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yeah i think i have need to get a different bolt for that.
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Damn!! you put it in the ditch!!! That sucks. Were you do that at?
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just west of Brads house on 800 south.

new plans for tomorrow.

im cutting the drag link shorter, moving the yota box and changing the trac bar up some. hope it helps.
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Ok, I spent about an hr at a local offroad shop talkin to them abou my death wobble, here are the things they suggested to me, not sayin you haven't tried them but just figured I'd tell you what they told me to try...


1)Trac bar should be torqued to like 200ft lbs, in other words REALLY tight, and make sure there is no slow in the joint, along with all steering joints.. any play can magnify and cause problems!!

2) Try disconnecting your front driveshaft and drive it.... free floating spinning or some shiat...

3)Try rotating your tires fronts to backs.... a miss balanced tire on the old suspension might not have mattered but could on this set up....

4) Are you sure your axle is square under the truck?

5)Wheel bearings, ball joints.......

6) I know yours is linked... but for my set up with radius arms they said for the proper caster i need 7 degree or more C-wedges to get proper caster.... you sure you have proper caster?

That's what they suggested to me, mabe this will help you maybe not... good luck, bout to go work on mine now!
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yeah i posted another thread got that fixed. i will check my bolts tonight to make sure they are super tight.

my main issue now is some bump steer which isnt too bad but it isnt great either.
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I torqued the living hell outta the bolts and then i only had death wobble when i would hit the brakes... rotated the tires... bad death wobble around 40ish.... BAH!
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Oh....that lovely death wobble at about 35-40.......wow.....i mss it.
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So is it fixed now Zach?
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its all fixed works great, no wobble, bump steer is minimal, its pretty well done.
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cool. did you move your arm to bring the drag link closer to the trackbar?
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