One Up Offroad
Tech Notes
We have 20 years of experience specializing in Superdutys suspensions.
We have many patents, inventions, original designs, and event wins.


How do I fix Death Wobble?

One or any combination of these reasons can bring on the Death Wobble.
1/64" of slop in any component can get death wobble started. 


1-Track Rod bracket to frame bolts are not torqued.

2-Track Rod bracket joint bolt is not torqued.
3-Track Rod bushings or joints are worn.
4-Steering box frame bolts are not torqued.
5-Steering box does not have its lash adjusted correctly.
6-Steering rag joint is worn.
7-Steering column U-Joints are worn.
8-Steering column connection is not torqued.
9-Steering box damaged internally or was rebuilt with non-optimal parts.
10-Steering box has a worn or damaged power steering control valve.
11-Steering Box it too loose internally from the factory.
12-Steering box is out of adjustment.

13-Pitman arm nut is not torqued.
14-Pitman arm is cracked.
15-Pitman arm splines are compromised from being loose.
16-Steering stabilizer is worn / defective.  
17-Steering stabilizer is not torqued.
18-Aftermarket dual steering stabilizer bracket is low quality.
19-Drag link joints are worn.
20-Drag link coupler is not torqued.
21-Tie rod joint is worn.
22-Tie rod center link is not torqued.
23-Ball joints are worn.
24-Wheel bearing is worn.
25-Radius arm Frame Mounts are not torqued / loose Factory rivets.
26-Radius arm bolts are not torqued.
27-Radius arm bushings or joints are worn.
28-Castor is less than 4 degrees.
29-Tow is too far towed out.
30-Tires are cupped, worn or just randomly stopped working on your truck.
31-Brand new tires have a side wall / belt construction that is not compatible with a solid axle truck.


Any death wobble event could cause damage to other parts that were not damaged before the death wobble event. That happens every time you have an event, new damage can happen.
Even if your parts are “new” that does not mean they are good.
A new track rod will not tighten the nut on your pitman arm.  
Your bump steer will not get better until you fix the “close enough” geometry.
Let’s say your track rod bracket is loose, you don’t check it because you would never think that it could be a Friday truck and the assembly line torque wrench was not functioning correctly. You have a death wobble event from the loose track rod bracket bolts that destroys your track rod Joint. You can see that the joint is bad so you change it, but do not check the bracket’s bolt torque, then.. it hammers out again… that damn joint. But really it was another loose component causing the joint damage.
“Just put in cams” will NOT fix your problem.
There is no “Just do” that will fix your truck. 
If anyone is selling you an end all - be all fix to death wobble, buyer beware, they are not to be trusted.
Remember, just because someone has a social media account does not mean they are qualified to be giving anyone guidance.
If it is bad information, it is of no consequence to the internet experts if it costs you time and money.


If you are buying a new truck.

Be aware, drive that truck for 15 – 30 minutes at all speeds before you take possession of the truck. Be extremely mindful of the steering. Do not let the salesman talk to you when you are driving it. Focus and be critical of every bump.
If that truck has any bump steer or chatter, do not buy that truck. Do not take possession of it even if you special ordered it. That new truck is a defective unit. 




Questions & Answers

Q; What is the difference between OUO Long gussets traction bars and OUO Short Gusset Traction Bars?

A: The difference between OUO Long gussets traction bars and OUO Short Gusset Traction Bars are how they look. Both function the same the only difference is one has a larger gusset than the other.

Q; Do I need beside the frame or under the frame brackets for my traction bars?

A: If your leaf Springs are mounted outside your frame and your frame does not get wider under the cab then you need beside the frame brackets. If your trucks Springs are under the frame or your frame gets wider under the cab you need the under frame brackets.  

Q; I have a boxed frame how do I mount the bars

A: Boxed frames have 2 options. You will need a Blind Bolt kit that lets you drill a hole thru one layer of the frame and install a fastener that locks into that hole by increasing in diameter. Or the frame bracket welded on to the Frame. Welding is the strongest mounting and to this date we have not had a welded on bracket problem.  Blind Bolt kits need to have the bolt torque checked at 500 miles and again at 1000 miles and at every oil change after that.

US vs Them
We get compared to other companies every week online.
Makes us wonder why it is OUO they want to be compared to, right?
There is a reason they try to dupe customers by building low quality parts that may look incredibly close to ours only lower cost. Don’t get fooled, they are not the same. These other pathetic companies love to have their products compared to OUO. With their horrible design flaws, backyard powder coating, grade 2 bolts, worthless packaging, every corner cut just to dupe customers out of their money. Every day we get calls from their disappointed customers asking how to fix the hot mess. We feel bad that other people and shops online are deceitful and will say anything to get your hard earned money.
If you buy the copies of our parts your truck will always look like you almost got the good stuff but got the cheap copy instead.

While the other guys specialize in making copies, One Up Offroad innovates new products.
Before One Up Offroad, no one had ever offered for sale;
Traction Blocks
Adaptable Traction Bars
Functional Single Tube Traction Bars
Lift Blocks with adjustable axle positions
Lift Blocks you can mount air bags on
Torxz Traction bars
Traction blocks you can mount air bags on
Adjustable Link Arms
Adjustable carrier bearing drops
Bolt on front axle trusses
Bolt on rear axle trusses
Adjustable lower rear shock mounts
Ram assist double ended steering cylinders
Superduty chromoly pitman arm nut
OUO Step Rails
Superduty front bolt on coil-over conversions
Superduty radius arm conversion for leaf springs
Superduty rear bolt on coil-over conversions
Suspension center cradle
Suspension center cradle with dropped transfer case
Superduty Bolt on coil-over shock towers
1 ¼” rod end drag links
1 ¼” rod end track rod
Adjustable crossmember
EZ IN bumper spacers
Superduty front height levelers
Street Joints for ALA’s
ISOBALL Joints

Excursion upper rear shock mounts
Superduty specific front diff cover
Superduty O-ring diff covers that clear the track rod bracket
Diff Covers with enhanced oil flow path
Diff covers with a 3/16” O-ring
Superduty coil-over delete kit
Billet aluminum stabilizer clamps
Superduty billet aluminum front radius arms  
Steady Axis Steering Geometry
Steady Track Steering Stabilization

Do you really want to support a competitor company to OUO that has not ever, not once, innovated a new product?  
What if everything they have ever made is a just copy because they could not think of another way to build anything?

Is that really what you want on your $60,000 truck? 





 
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