HOW TO FIX - DEATH WOBBLE ON A 80 SERIES LANDCRUISER - CAUGHT ON CAMERA FOLLOW UP VIDEO

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  • Published on Apr 26, 2019
  • G'Day Guys, So the mighty 80 DID have a very serious death wobble at around 60 - 70 kmh. With the help of you legends we have now fixed it. So check out the video and i hope this can help some of the other people out there in youtube land. There are a few really good tips and tricks. Thanks for watching guys!!!
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Comments • 128

  • 1NSTINCT
    1NSTINCT 22 days ago

    Hopefully mine is this easy, Drove it 300 odd km when I brought it no issues, Went for a bit of a play came out hit 70k death wobble 😬😬 went to have a look at it the next day in the light and nothing it was gone.. Scary stuff makes you not want to drive it.

    • 1NSTINCT
      1NSTINCT 22 days ago

      @SkidPig I watched your other vid how you said sometimes it doesn't do it so I'm guessing thats what mine is currently doing, But when it was it did the same as yours if it started you'd have to basically bring it to a complete stop before it'd go, You can sit on 60k no issue but between 65-70 it's like the things about to shake apart 😂

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  22 days ago

      Exactly mate

  • Craig Jones
    Craig Jones 2 months ago

    You beauty well done mate.
    GO THE COWBOYS👍

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  2 months ago

      Cheers mate 🍻🍻🍻

  • Александр Клочков

    In Russia we called that sound "эффект шимми", in english it will be "shimmy's effect"))) don't now why)))

  • Gordon Freeman
    Gordon Freeman 4 months ago

    "Couple of fuckwits..." Ahaha, classic Aussie...

  • matty_ isthemotto
    matty_ isthemotto 4 months ago

    Glad you sorted it mate that shit was sketchy

  • Molz Ross
    Molz Ross 4 months ago +1

    Fantastic it's sorted on another note granger aka Earl Dribbles kicks arse yee yee

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Hell yeah!!! YEE YEE

  • want33s1
    want33s1 4 months ago

    RTC damper will only mask the problem not fix anything.

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      @want33s1 yes I agree on stock vehicles, but the aftermarket modified vehicles can be a little harder to get perfect

    • want33s1
      want33s1 4 months ago

      @SkidPig yes I watched whole vid.
      RTC dampers don't "FIX" anything. If they truly worked every radius arm car manufacturer would fit them stock.
      Death wobble is almost always cured with proper maintenance as recommended by the manufacturer.

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Did you watch the whole video? That was only a part of the solution

  • James May
    James May 4 months ago

    Death wobble? Buy a proper 4x4 and it won’t be a issue 😂😂😂

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Hahahaha I love this old bitch mate, can't get much more proper in my eyes

  • TheElectrochemistry1
    TheElectrochemistry1 4 months ago

    That was really informative thanks.

  • blackjzz30
    blackjzz30 4 months ago

    Rotation of tyres with the spare is ideal. Look up how Toyota recommend you do it. Every time I drop the oil I do it never had an issue

  • Rahmi Acar
    Rahmi Acar 4 months ago

    Good on you! Cheers :D

  • Geoffrey Curtis
    Geoffrey Curtis 4 months ago

    Thanks for the follow Up!😁

  • Daniel Beard
    Daniel Beard 4 months ago +1

    Like I said, dynamic imbalance in the wheels. Been there before.
    It is usually because the tire fitter doesn't know what he is doing.

  • Jason R
    Jason R 4 months ago

    Hopefully, it's permanently fixed. DW can be a PITA, you think you have it licked then it returns. FWIW, I've heard of people using RTC steering dampers to fix DW problems, and they've worked for a period of time but the problems can return. Time will tell, at least you have a lot of tips on what to look at.

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Yeah mate that's the beauty of RU-clip!!! It's there for ever

  • John Darroch
    John Darroch 4 months ago

    Front Relay Arm Tie rod end,check for up and down or side to side movement,Reason my 80 had the death wobbles at 70kph

  • Richard Kaye
    Richard Kaye 4 months ago

    Yatala pies brisbane

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      We are up north in Townsville

  • Hoppy-TAS
    Hoppy-TAS 4 months ago

    RTC dampers are junk, it puts so much strain on the steering components and like said before, they hide problems until it gets worse and worse then the rtc cant hide it and cunts fucked haha
    A really well set up front end doesn't even need a dampener at all, i went 2 weeks without one when was replacing my original 400k old one with a new bigger one.
    Panhard rod bolts need to be done up super tight too, they can feel tight and still have movement/slop in the bushing when turning the wheel lock to lock.
    Its great that the problem is gone for now but I'd seriously consider returning the rtc and chucking a good big bore one on. (I went with amada extreme for $130 but they are all similar)
    Also I'd highly consider turfing the caster correction bushers and go back factory rubber ones with the superior arms but chuck the caster plates on and run them 2" bigger lift than what coils you have so for example if you have a 4 inch lift kit run caster plates for a 6 inch lift.
    It increases the caster to around 3-4 degrees which is spot on for an an 80 series where as the superior "kits" tend to bring it back towards 0 degrees which is why they say "you need to run a part time kit when you have big lift" which is bs lol just have a well set up caster, have longer arms to push the diff forwards (or get the weld on plates that go to the swing arm mounts on the chassis that use stock length arms that moved the diff forwards like 30-50mm)
    And if you still have a slight vibration in the steering a double cardon uni front tail shaft will help but i haven't needed that.

    My setup is
    3.5 inch coils medium rate front heavy rear so it levels when towing.
    Superflex arms from a 5 inch kit
    Adjustable front and rear panhards
    HD and longer lower trailing arms
    Adjustable upper trailing arms
    30mm spacer in the front tail shaft to close the slip joint in the shaft after the superflex arms pushed the diff forwards
    I run both swaybars and just have a quick disconnect in the front (leaving the rear in all the time makes the front end work harder offroad)
    And then all that fails I chuck the lockers on haha
    If you do alot of onroad driving i would also suggest going up to a 17 inch rim as the smaller sidewalls make a night and day difference in handling! Whether its with a 275 or 315
    And yes they still bag right out especially for sand but the stonger sidewalls will protect the rim. I loved upgrading from my 15s to 17s also i had 15x10-56 outlaws which looked tough but when i dropped back to 17x8.5 and 0 offset holy crap it drove way straighter and the steering is finger light even at a dead stop.
    The only thing i miss about the offset is having that protection against dirt banks for the flairs.

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Thank you mate, I will check out all this for surw

  • Richard Kaye
    Richard Kaye 4 months ago

    Mt Warren Park

  • Siva Poobalasingam
    Siva Poobalasingam 4 months ago

    hey mate...great videos ...keep them coming...i've only got a 12 Valve 1Hz with aftermarket Turbo... you got a fab rig!... Snorkel - Where did you get them from and how do you find them? Air box standard?

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Thanks mate, the airbox is modified and the snorkel was custom made by HiFlow here in Townsville. Check out the walk around video for a better look

  • Richard Kaye
    Richard Kaye 4 months ago

    I wouldn’t be surprised if you just hid the problem with the dampener as I also did the same , I think you live near me who did the balance powder cheers

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Beaurepairs mate, where do you live?

  • Johnny Chisum
    Johnny Chisum 4 months ago

    I think she just needed a few cold beers

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      That can fix nearly anything 🍻

  • Aidan Weerts
    Aidan Weerts 4 months ago

    Just curious what size tyres do you run like rim size and everything if you don’t mind

    • Aidan Weerts
      Aidan Weerts 4 months ago

      Righto thanks for that mate might get a set

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      35" tyres and 16x10 wheels
      Or 315/75/16

  • yoshi moto
    yoshi moto 4 months ago

    Go cowboys

  • Antonio Vargas
    Antonio Vargas 4 months ago

    Glad u fixed !

  • Deerslyr81
    Deerslyr81 4 months ago

    4 days no video must be a nice holiday mate!! Just checking on ya bud. I don’t do social media this is it!

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      All good mate, new video will drop on Saturday 🤘

  • Lachlan Stokes
    Lachlan Stokes 4 months ago

    Glad ya got it sorted mate, happened to me last week on the freeway going 90kms nearly crashed into the barrier wall, turned out to be a loose panhard bolt !

  • yindyamarra
    yindyamarra 4 months ago

    Bazinga, I said wheel balance, it looked just like a car I had once and was a death trap with a dodgy wheel weights

  • nanobugs
    nanobugs 4 months ago

    Nice cheap fix!

  • Steve Allen
    Steve Allen 4 months ago

    Thanks for doing a follow up video, a lot of people don’t bother.

  • Richard Rose
    Richard Rose 4 months ago +7

    Steering dampner only masks the problem, if you remove it and it's still there, you still have a problem.

  • Robert Lewis
    Robert Lewis 4 months ago

    thank you for detail video
    have to safety travel and joy your ride

  • Gibs Onethirty
    Gibs Onethirty 4 months ago

    stop using defender logo's "best4x4xfar" and use the correct ones "japcrap4x4xfar" or "chinesejunk4x4xfar" since 90% of ya parts come from china.

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      I worked for Land Rover for 11 years mate, I got it Right don't worry. You can keep your tractors. Thanks for watching anyway 👍

  • samthesr20man
    samthesr20man 4 months ago

    Hey balance beads are great for road use, we have a fleet of 100 or so trucks and we tried them, but as soon as they hit potholes in the road or large bumps its displaces the beads or powder and the death wobble literally ripped steering wheels out of people's hands so we went back to wheel weights but used stick on/glue on ones to get it as accurate as possible. Just a suggestion love the video's

  • Gary Hopkins
    Gary Hopkins 4 months ago

    Great stuff, good onya

  • Chris Bradbury
    Chris Bradbury 4 months ago

    Thanks for the follow-up video. The 80 series is the best of all the Cruisers. Cheers

  • Jeffrey Sheldrake
    Jeffrey Sheldrake 4 months ago

    Well done

  • tobiaS booN
    tobiaS booN 4 months ago

    Were your brakes slightly sticking on/ applying after you have been driving for a bit? Its what was causing that issue on my vechicle.

  • Troy Weatherup
    Troy Weatherup 4 months ago

    Mate what’s the deal with the shackles kept on the bull bar, are you a four wheeler or a show pony. I see it so often but I know they are a cunt to get to when you need them when your stuck and need them.

  • Motorcycle Momma
    Motorcycle Momma 4 months ago

    Sweet! Seems like it may have been the easiest thing? Either way, glad it's taken care of!

  • Jmac7o7
    Jmac7o7 4 months ago

    Awesome, good to see you got it fixed brotha 🤙🏽🤙🏽

  • marie gamble
    marie gamble 4 months ago

    Fantastic news.

  • UncleTrent
    UncleTrent 4 months ago

    What about the owner still looks out of balance . And what’s with the TRENC in the war pig

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Haha whoops, my bad it will be wrong in the next 2 video's too dude 🤣🍻

  • Wade Manning
    Wade Manning 4 months ago

    Fukwits should Fuk off an stop bein sceptics.

  • Patrick Scodellaro
    Patrick Scodellaro 4 months ago

    Very Good!!

  • The Blue Bike & Doyle
    The Blue Bike & Doyle 4 months ago

    Who call fuckwit lol . 👍😜

  • Viperbronco Almasty
    Viperbronco Almasty 4 months ago +1

    Thanks for the follow up. Drink a brewski and cheers

  • davouchi1
    davouchi1 4 months ago +1

    Glad to see you got it sorted matey

  • mattyd
    mattyd 4 months ago +1

    Fucken awesome

  • Craig Davies
    Craig Davies 4 months ago +1

    Awesome wagon mate. Time for a G-Turbo... Turns an 80 into a monster! Increasing the volume of the intake manifold helps cylinders 1 & 6 operate properly and a 3" or bigger exhaust. I only have a 12v and it hauls the mail at 24psi with only the mid turbo in G-Turbo's range.

    • Craig Davies
      Craig Davies 4 months ago

      Couple of extra thing's, I've had the wobble though not as bad. Solved by balancing and rotating the tyres at least a couple of times a year. That and correct inflation will maximise tyre life.
      Change engine oil more often than recommended, cheaper oil changed often is better than using expensive oil and stretching out the km's between changes.

    • Craig Davies
      Craig Davies 4 months ago

      gturbo.com.au/product-category/gturbos-for-toyotas/gturbos-for-1hd-ft/
      I kinda wish I went for the Badboy extreme but didn't want too much lag. I opted for the Grunter Extreme 70,000km ago, give Graham a call he is a good bugger and happy to help.
      Intake manifold is a custom job and go as big as possible mine has about 4x the volume, 1 & 6 starve for air and as you up the boost you need to up the fuel causing the end cylinders to run rich. Too rich = too much heat. Best to get a EGT gauge to monitor exhaust temps along with a boost gauge.
      Good choice of tyres, I'm on second set of Maxxis Bighon's after getting over 60,000km on first set. 35's must suck the hp, going from 31" to 33" was enough to drain my stock 1HDT. That's what started my chase for more power captain!
      XXi Industries in Brisbane are supposed to be good for tuning and advice, I brought a HD clutch from them a while ago. Stock clutch couldn't cope with the torque increase, in the region of 600Nm and revs freely...
      Keep up the good work on RU-clip!

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Yeah nice!!! What sort of money for one of those kits? I already have the exhaust

  • Derrick Murphy
    Derrick Murphy 4 months ago +1

    Good for you man.well done job sorted.

  • Tomas Brennan
    Tomas Brennan 4 months ago +1

    at least you got it fixed up and safe brother

  • Benno's Shed
    Benno's Shed 4 months ago +1

    Excellent, wheel balance and damper makes sense. Would like to see you giving her a workout, looks like the rig can handle some pretty rough terrain. Benno

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago +1

      Yeah mate she loves it

  • Michele beck
    Michele beck 4 months ago +1

    So when ya getting the new jet boat mate? Be some cool vids from where u crab! Playn in the shallow stuff! Cheers from kiwi land

    • SkidPig
      SkidPig  4 months ago

      Oh I would love one of those!!!

  • Golden Gacha
    Golden Gacha 4 months ago

    Glad u got it fixed mate

  • MR TPR
    MR TPR 4 months ago +1

    Pleased its sorted Mate.

  • Guy
    Guy 4 months ago

    Good stuff, thanks for the update👍🏻

  • Robert Aus
    Robert Aus 4 months ago +1

    Glad to see it was an easy fix. Cheers to your future 4x4ing

  • knucklestv
    knucklestv 4 months ago +1

    Glad u got it figured out brother!🤙🍻🍻

  • Adam Threlfall
    Adam Threlfall 4 months ago +3

    All sorted, GO COWBOYS, last nights game was f...ing hard to watch hope they get themselves back in the win list next week

  • Deerslyr81
    Deerslyr81 4 months ago +1

    Was the track bar/pan hard bar mount ok?