Rear axle wobble

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Rear axle wobble

Post by Parka » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:58 pm

Anybody noticed the rear axle wobbling in there mirrors after lowering when you hit even the slightest bumps, have tried at various heights and no difference, have double/triple checked all bolts and all good, have checked bushes and all ok,it's very strange you can even see the wheels moving out of the arch under cornering

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by whites-all-righty » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:03 pm

very normal fella, youll get used to it, its because the rears sitting on leaf springs :)

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Parka » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:19 pm

Ok well at least I know nothing's wrong do you know if the bump stops need removing or just cutting down I have cut a couple of the rings out cause when I put it over a mot pit today and they worked the shaker plates it was sat on the bump stops.

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Hayden » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:26 pm

Oddly enough I was going to post to ask exactly the same question... Got my v-max kit fitted Wednesday night and noticed yesterday the rear wheels wobbling about when going over bumps... Also went under and checked everything... Glad it's normal, panic over :D

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by whites-all-righty » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:28 pm

ive had around half my bump stops cut away fella, im not on lowest holes though as its a work wagon and has 500 kg + on board so doesnt need to be low as it can go

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by whites-all-righty » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:30 pm

i found it eray the first time you see it in the wing mirrors, then you start to go fast around large empty roundabouts to see just how far you can get a wheel to poke out!! just dont go to mad as if you have wide wheels you will be rubbing the inner arch plastics!! :lol:

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Parka » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:42 pm

Excellent thanks for the reply, at least I've got a new game to look forward too, come on roundabouts

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Cheeringmango » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:49 pm

Omg! Thank god this is normal :lol:

Just bought my first caddy - driving home and was freaked out looking in the mirror!

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by SIMONSNOT » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:43 pm

Did you guys fit wobble blocks?

Mines not lowered yet and I can’t see my wheels in the mirror so not sure if the axles do this at standard height also?

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Thatcher1993 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:26 pm

Anyone got a solution to this? Lowered mine the other day and both rear wheels rub when cornering on 18s not really low either. Would upload a photo but not figured our how yet haha

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Scoobysrt » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:28 pm

Look up anti wobble blocks.
There is a thread called wobble blocks with pictures.
Mines on lowest setting on 18s and doesn't rub without them, have you got the right size wheel and tyre fitted?
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by VanLife » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:23 am

I used the weld-on axle flip kit and do not have this issue.

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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Doc » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:56 am

I'd love to see how that works, there must be something in the relocation kit that make it flex when experiencing lateral force which isn't experience with the weld on kit.

I'll admit, I've never seen an issue, I've even had a GoPro record it as I drove a country lane and it wasn't wobbling one bit.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Scoobysrt » Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:57 pm

Maybe the bolts clamping the plates were never retightened after a run out.
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Re: Rear axle wobble

Post by Thatcher1993 » Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:01 pm

Fitted wobble blocks and they don't seem to be much use still rubbing. I've checked everything's tight spring is 2nd hole from highest setting. Wheel are vw bathursts 18x7.5 et 51 is the offset to high on the wheels?

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