2007 Dodge Ram 2500 death wobble

Tiny
MCHRIS1500
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  • 2007 DODGE RAM
  • 93,000 MILES
I have a Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4. I have replaced the tires with BFG all terains, steering dampener, and 4 new shocks. Two days after I replaced the shocks and dampener, while towing a trailer, I experienced a violent shaking after hitting a bump at 65 mph. After getting to where I was going, I dropped the trailer and experienced it again. I took the truck to a shop and explained what the problem was. After driving the vehicle and looking over it for a week they said they could not find anything wrong with the suspension and could not get the problem to duplicate. I drove the truck for about a week after that with only minor shaking but yesterday it started shaking worse then it has to date. It feels as if it is alternating sides while shaking. It has happened while driving on the interstate at speeds ranging from 60-80 mph after hiting a an average bump in the road like the transition from the highway over a bridge. The whole truck shakes violently feels like front to back but its hard to know for sure because it makes me so nervous when it happens. The only way I can get it to stop shaking is to slow down to 40-45 mph.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 2:15 PM

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Tiny
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How large are the tires you installed? If they are like 35" and you raised the truck to make clearance, there is your problem. This hapeens quite often. The fix to this is that you need to modify your suspension to get the correct geometry back into the suspension. It is moving to far and trying to compensate for the large tires. If you go to www. Trucku. Com on speed channel and Trucks on www. Powerblocktv. Com they both explain the ins and outs of what is causing and how to fix your problem. It won't go away until you get the suspension fixed correctly. They have videos tha tyou can watch right on the computer.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:17 PM
Tiny
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Nope. The tires are the same size as the original tires just all terrains. The tires were replaced at least 15k miles ago. I did not have to raise the truck at all and the only change recently is the shocks.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:50 PM
Tiny
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And the steering dampener.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:54 PM
Tiny
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Then teh only thing I can suggest is to change teh tires from front to back and see if that makes a difference. I would also recheck the ball joints and idler arm/drag link.
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Monday, November 7th, 2011 AT 3:55 PM

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