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THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD

  • m6avh
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10 Sep 2014 09:45 #123790 by m6avh
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Hi Guys,

Just to make you aware that even on a brand new 2013 plate Jimny you still get a small wobble I had it for a year and it started off with 8 miles on the clock and it was fine, its now done 1400 miles, been to Scotland and back and started to get the wobble so had the front tyres replaced, as they needed it and the alignment was done and its gone. :)
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10 Sep 2014 19:17 #123828 by irishguy123
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m6avh wrote: Hi Guys,

Just to make you aware that even on a brand new 2013 plate Jimny you still get a small wobble I had it for a year and it started off with 8 miles on the clock and it was fine, its now done 1400 miles, been to Scotland and back and started to get the wobble so had the front tyres replaced, as they needed it and the alignment was done and its gone. :)


You wore a set of front tyres out in 1400 miles?

Well done that man! :laugh:
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25 Sep 2014 19:41 #125091 by mlines
Replied by mlines on topic THE DEATH WOBBLE THREAD
See this new product in the BigJimny store.....

www.bigjimny.com/store/index.php?_a=product&product_id=218

Martin

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 2014 12:07 #126137 by Giff91
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Just had the tyres on my jimny replaced as the Bridgestone duellers that were on when I bought it were perished, had conti 4x4 contact fitted as most of my miles are on road with some farm tracks and light off roading around shoots etc.
Car was fine before now with the new tyres it's developed a nasty wobble between 45-50mph. Nothing that makes me think it's gonna kill me mind, just not very comfortable on a 600mile trip to Cumbria.
Wondering why it's started doing it, could over inflation by the garage have anything to do with it?
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10 Oct 2014 13:51 #126139 by Flameboi201
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I would think they havnt balanced them up correctly .or you have a slightly bent wheel that was on the back and is now on the front . . But would put money on there out of balence
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10 Oct 2014 14:20 #126141 by mlines
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I would bet on over inflation, most garages do not realise how low they should be (23 psi)

Martin

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 2014 19:11 #126160 by mc_nebula
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I recently started experiencing terrible wobble under braking. I didn't realise at the time, but it started just after I over-inflated my tyres. Returning them to a more sensible pressure solves the issue.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Statey
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10 Oct 2014 21:09 #126181 by Giff91
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So after checking the tyres they were at 36 rear and 30 front, they are 26 all round now and doesn't seem to have made any difference. Will go down to 23 on the front tomorrow but guessing 3psi isn't going to change all that much. Guess it's back to get them balanced again.
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12 Oct 2014 13:32 #126285 by rakesh32
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Hello there i just bought a jimmy year 1999.The engine is perfect..

the main problem i have is that when i go 80 mph the steering shakes as well as the body..

Can i know what the problem is.. Thanking you very much for your precious times.

Infact i have tires size 205)70) R15.
Do you think that the tyre may be causing this problem.
By the way i live in mauritius and the availability of spare parts for jimmy is rare..

Regards
Rakesh
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12 Oct 2014 14:10 #126292 by Vinnie
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rakesh32 wrote: Hello there i just bought a jimmy year 1999.The engine is perfect..

the main problem i have is that when i go 80 mph the steering shakes as well as the body..

Can i know what the problem is.. Thanking you very much for your precious times.

Infact i have tires size 205)70) R15.
Do you think that the tyre may be causing this problem.
By the way i live in mauritius and the availability of spare parts for jimmy is rare..

Regards
Rakesh


If it only shakes at 80mph I would slow down and be happy as most jimnys shake between 30-50
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26 Oct 2014 09:56 #127547 by kirkynut
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Vinnie wrote:

rakesh32 wrote: Hello there i just bought a jimmy year 1999.The engine is perfect..

the main problem i have is that when i go 80 mph the steering shakes as well as the body..

Can i know what the problem is.. Thanking you very much for your precious times.

Infact i have tires size 205)70) R15.
Do you think that the tyre may be causing this problem.
By the way i live in mauritius and the availability of spare parts for jimmy is rare..

Regards
Rakesh


If it only shakes at 80mph I would slow down and be happy as most jimnys shake between 30-50


Me too! I'm not sure I would want to do 80 mph in any Jimny!

Your ears will bleed from the noise and the fuel you'd use would be terrible!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum?view=topic&catid=8&
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27 Oct 2014 19:11 #127659 by S200KYS
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Thanks to all who have contributed to this thread!

I have listed everything in here that could be a cause, and will work through them all...

Is It Sunday Yet? :)
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