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Urgent Help - those who have/install Rize 8 in -DEATH WOBBLE
All-after amassing parts for a year, i finally got to install my rize 8 inch lift today. After a smooth installation (following directions exactly) i took the truck for a test ride. After a quarter mile, i hit a small bump and instantly the steering wheel shook violently and the entire truck started shuddering in the famed "death wobble." I had to slow to a near stop to get the truck back on track.
This continued to happen. A quick phone call to a trusted source recommended placing the Castor at -4.0 (says this is used on several newer trucks). Stock recommendations from the alignment machine are +1.4-+3.4. Has anyone else done this on their ride?
Does anyone else have recommendations? Whats interesting is that after removing the 39.5s and putting the stock tires back on, the death wobble decreased significantly. It was still there, but more managable.
Any ideas or input are greatly appreciated. Ill be back at it tomorrow afternoon. I am also going to try to get in touch with a Rize tech rep.