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Sound alot like when my alignment got messed up and both front tires were slightly toe'd out. Definitely get that fixed before putting new tires on it so they don't get messed up too.
Thanks, I plan on getting new tires and driving straight to an alignment shop. I want the new square tires on before they align it. Not the ones that are more worn on one side.

Hoping discount comes out with that coupon soon for ebay. I plan on getting a set of the new Continental Terrain Contacts.

FYI for others, new OEM swaybar bushings took away about 60% of the wandering - twitchy feeling.
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FYI for others, new OEM swaybar bushings took away about 60% of the wandering - twitchy feeling.
It's nuts how big of a difference replacing those bushings can have, I started replacing them annually a few years ago because of that. Normally they shrink over time but a couple weeks ago when I replaced them they were swollen. Still trying to figure that one out.


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It's nuts how big of a difference replacing those bushings can have, I started replacing them annually a few years ago because of that. Normally they shrink over time but a couple weeks ago when I replaced them they were swollen. Still trying to figure that one out.

Assuming they're some form of rubber it all depends on what they came in contact with. I had rubber brake piston seals on a new to me bike that had swollen to the point of seizing the piston, likely from the PO using DOT 5 instead of DOT 4. I cleaned everything up and waited a week for new parts to come in. By that time the old rubber pieces had shrank back down to stock size. If I hadn't seen it with my own eyes and parts I'd never have believed it.
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I'm intrigued/skeptical. Two $4.86 parts will fix squirly? Seems like serious bang for the buck and lets me replace more parts.

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It's not going to fix a bad alignment or worn out tie rods but assuming everything else is mostly ok then yeah it should reduce the squirrelly feeling quite a bit.


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My question for you all that are experiencing similar issues... is it only the X that seems to be sharing a common occurance with this or are other SUV/TRUCKS out their having the same issues?


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Some have the death wobble, luckily we don't.
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Some have the death wobble, luckily we don't.
That's crazy!

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My question for you all that are experiencing similar issues... is it only the X that seems to be sharing a common occurance with this or are other SUV/TRUCKS out their having the same issues?


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I've seen people complain about it a lot on forums of other short wheelbase SUVs, FJs, Jeeps, etc. so I don't it's an Xterra specific issue. I think to a degree it's unavoidable with a shorter wheelbase, it will never feel as stable as anything with more distance between the axles.
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Some have the death wobble, luckily we don't.
You would if caster was way out of whack...easier to do with 4 link SFA and short factory lower control arms @ higher angles (ie lifted). It would be difficult on IFS though.

I got lucky in never experiencing that with my 5.5" lift on the ZJ 5.9 used to own...did get adj lower CA's though, but still.
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