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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

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Re:GEN 4 Wobble

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07 Oct 2019 20:29 #214441 by Micheal
Re:GEN 4 Wobble was created by Micheal
My SZ4 has quite a marked wobble coming from the front wheels/axle area and felt strongly through the steering wheel at speeds around 40mph. Is this something others experience, it has only done 2900miles. It feels like the wheels are out of alignment or unbalanced. Grateful for any other opinions and sorry if this replicates any other thread.

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07 Oct 2019 20:33 #214442 by Soeley
Replied by Soeley on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
No wobble on mine.

Has it always done it or just started? If so have you changed anything?

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07 Oct 2019 20:51 #214443 by Gadget
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No wobble here either at close to 5000 miles.

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07 Oct 2019 21:09 #214444 by grumyoldjoe
Replied by grumyoldjoe on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Have you checked the obvious first.?
Wheel nuts all tight ?
Tyre pressures ok ?
Jack it up and try each wheel for sideways and top bottom free play
Any oils coming from knuckles ?

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07 Oct 2019 21:11 #214445 by Micheal
Replied by Micheal on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Thanks all, will check all the obvious things tomorrow, was dark when I got back.

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07 Oct 2019 21:14 - 08 Oct 2019 04:01 #214446 by grumyoldjoe
Replied by grumyoldjoe on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Also take it back to dealer, dont mess with it and void your warranty

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08 Oct 2019 09:33 #214461 by Tex
Replied by Tex on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
No wobble on mine either. Nearly 4000km done.

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09 Oct 2019 09:58 #214505 by Micheal
Replied by Micheal on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Morning Folks, had a look at the obvious points this morning, nothing I could see that would account for the wobble. We bought this second hand with 1000 miles and the previous owner had changed the wheels from 195/80R 15 to 215/75 R15 and fitted Grabber AT tyres. Could this be the reason?
Thanks

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09 Oct 2019 11:03 - 09 Oct 2019 11:04 #214509 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Are they fitted and balanced correctly? In particular look where the yellow and red dots are on the tyre in relation to the rim.

If there is a yellow spot this should be next to the valve.

If there is a red dot (and a yellow one) the red dot should align with the dimple or dot on the rim and the yellow dot ignored

And definitely check the pressures

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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10 Oct 2019 22:26 #214587 by Bob1050
Replied by Bob1050 on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Have passed 10k miles (not kms) and zero sign of any death wobble on mine. As others have indicated - it may be down to other issues such as tyres/wheels.Certainly shouldn't be down to wear and tear on the axle/steering components at such a low mileage.

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13 Oct 2019 07:29 #214685 by kirkynut
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I reckon it is wheel balancing.

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13 Oct 2019 09:43 #214691 by Micheal
Replied by Micheal on topic Re:GEN 4 Wobble
Thanks all, the tyres were a bit low on pressure and that seems to have improved it a bit (I might just be getting used to it!) but I still detect a wobble esp around 40mph. I can't see anything obviously wrong, will take it in to have wheel balancing checked.

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