Today I experienced DEATH WOBBLE 😉

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Well not me I was driving my 2021 Bronco Wildtrak but I think the guy in the JL needed to change his Calvin Klien underwear. IFS FTW

Coming out of a construction zone I slide over to passing lane to go around a Hyundai crap can, Jeep comes up fast in the right lane and tries to squeeze though the gap, I shut the door and pass the Elantra/Sonota. Then pull to the right to let the Jeep pass, I have my cruise set at 75mph, Jeep just goes past and I see the wheels shaking violently. He slows down but still wobbling bad.

I go past on the right but keep it classy and don’t gloat Bronco owners are better then that. He got off the next exit and I imagine examined his life choices.

I’m sorry no video I don’t have my dash cam hooked up yet.


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As someone who experienced death wobble behind the wheel of a Jeep, it is a pant shitting experience and mine was only at around 45mph. If you didn't almost shit your pants then it wasn't death wobble.
 

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and if you didn't actually experience it, and can't prove you saw it,
don't clickbait others acting like you did.
I guess following the above story up with
Cool Story Bro
Is the only way I can finish

FYI,
I have experienced ACTUAL Death Wobble. I had a cotter pin fail, and the castle nut backed out allowing my tie rod to drop and literally only have one wheel connected to my steering wheel.
This is fix I did so I could drive home [At 10mph]
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I've seen a Jeep on the freeway with a tire that looked insanely out of balance.
Is that death wobble?
I swore that wheel was going to come off.
 
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and if you didn't actually experience it, and can't prove you saw it,
don't clickbait others acting like you did.
I guess following the above story up with
Cool Story Bro
Is the only way I can finish

FYI,
I have experienced ACTUAL Death Wobble. I had a cotter pin fail, and the castle nut backed out allowing my tie rod to drop and literally only have one wheel connected to my steering wheel.
This is fix I did so I could drive home [At 10mph]
1631063004966.png
Looks good, safety third.

You’re right I ‘witnessed‘ death wobble, not something I want to experience first hand.
 

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I have seen an older dodge pick up go into a death wobble and I just about crapped my pants as I watched it. I was 30 feet away and it scared the hell out of me for the guy driving. Lets just say I backed off that guy very quick.
 

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I experienced death wobble on my first gen Broncos, not fun at all would piss me off to no end. Don't recall if my second gen ever had that problem .
 

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I have personally experienced death wobble in my ‘68 Bronco years ago. Mine was caused by a completely worn out front end track bar bushing. If you have not personally experienced this, if you do you will be changing your shorts! It’s terrifying and in a short wheelbase vehicle it can put you upside down really quick.
 

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Well not me I was driving my 2021 Bronco Wildtrak but I think the guy in the JL needed to change his Calvin Klien underwear. IFS FTW

Coming out of a construction zone I slide over to passing lane to go around a Hyundai crap can, Jeep comes up fast in the right lane and tries to squeeze though the gap, I shut the door and pass the Elantra/Sonota. Then pull to the right to let the Jeep pass, I have my cruise set at 75mph, Jeep just goes past and I see the wheels shaking violently. He slows down but still wobbling bad.

I go past on the right but keep it classy and don’t gloat Bronco owners are better then that. He got off the next exit and I imagine examined his life choices.

I’m sorry no video I don’t have my dash cam hooked up yet.
I own a 2004 Jeep and have had the “death wobble” off and on since 2005! I never drive over 55 beause if I hit a bump it might cause the violent SHAKES! My wife will not drive it! Can’t wait for my Badlands and it’s IFS!
 

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FYI,
I have experienced ACTUAL Death Wobble. I had a cotter pin fail, and the castle nut backed out allowing my tie rod to drop and literally only have one wheel connected to my steering wheel.
This is fix I did so I could drive home [At 10mph]
1631063004966.png
On my 87 Bronco II I had a tie-rod end partially fail while driving. The wheel wasn't completely free but there was lots of slop. I was only doing 45 mph. I limped the 6 miles home at 15 mph.
 

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Oh I had death wobble all the damn time in my old 2005 Wrangler Rubicon. Something real fucky with the suspension. It’s terrifying the first few times. Never did find the culprit.


I have it now a teeensy bit in my 2021 Ranger. Think I lost a tire weight on my last outing.
 

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2017 F-350s do it too. I have the fixed rod installed now.
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