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New Guy Death Wobble

Discussion in 'T-Bucket Suspension Articles' started by SSpev, May 15, 2020.

  1. SSpev

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    buffering up post to post pics. AND
    My T is violent when I hit a bump. Was worse. I've added more toe and positive caster.
    Nothing seems to be worn or loose. Hasn't been licensed sense 91.
    HELP. I been reading all over,
     
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    Toe in or out? I have always had the best results with zero toe in or out.
     
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    I'm 3/8 toed in
     
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    Some with this problem have tried a little toe out. Can't hurt to try . . . o_O
     
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    Each individual bucket seems to have its own unique requirements. Some require toe in. Some seem to work better with toe out.
    Different air pressure seems to make a difference. More or less.
    I shouldn't be the one to give advise. I cant seem to get my bucket not to wander. 40 years of adjusting every damn thing I can adjust! Still wanders!
    Originally, I did have the death wobble after I hit a bump. It'll scare the crap out of you! Caster, toe and air pressure took care of that.
     
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    3/8” sounds like a lot! Most are 1/8-3/16” I think.
     
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    You've already gotten some good advice, here was my experience:

    Started out w/ 11 degrees caster, 1/8" toe in, 20 PSI in 155/15 fronts. Terrible death wobble after bump, even at low speed.

    Now at 8 degrees caster, 1/8" toe OUT, 28 PSI, seems to have corrected the issue. Not sure which provided most benefit.
     
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    I agree with @old round fart, but as @Spanky said, there are people who have corrected the problem with toe out as well.
     
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    G'Day SSPev,
    Could I be so bold as to suggest a new set of front shocks along with the suggested adjustments. It's all about control and you need the best pair of shocks on there that will give you that control. If you can compress and extend the shocks reasonably easily by hand they're not doing anything on the car.
    Regards,
     
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    I have thought about the shocks they are OLD. Haven't tried to change anything lately. It seem to have stopped till I went on the highway to day... there is was at about 60. came out of it at 40.
     
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    How old are tires? I had shake on my Riviera and the tires were 13 years old!
     
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    If it was okay when parked, I would suggest, as already noted, to suspect tires and shocks to begin with. If the shocks have seals leaking from age and tires have flat spots or cord shift from age, that will create horrible driving conditions. If you feel the need to start adjusting on it, keep a record of the changes and results to help dial it in.
     






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