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'08 2WD w/ 25k miles. Searched death wobble and other threads about this problem and most are '04-'06 with the smaller Frontier brakes that are prone to warping. Since I'm an '08 I have the bigger brake rotors but could it be possible the rotors have warped? I find it strange they would go so early. It only happens when you're slowly stopping from say 10-15MPH to a stop. If you press the brakes more aggressively the problem isn't as noticeable. Strange thing is I only started noticing this after I went in for an alignment after I did the mini-lift.

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Tagged for answer. My 08' Pro 4X does the shimmy when I ride the brakes with medium pedal pressure. I'm planning on new pads and a light turn on the rotors soon to try to correct the problem. And FYI 42,000 miles on the clock.
 

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Id say most likely u got just a little warpage on the rotors. Its possible to be something else but thats where id start.
 

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R1Concept rotors + Akebono pads here I come! :) Another thing I should add:

While installing the mini lift on the passenger's side I had let the arm drop when I removed the upper control arm nut (didn't realize how heavy the sucker really was) and the brake line took most of that hit. Now the line didn't kink, nor did it rip or is it leaking. But could it be possible that might be the culprit as well? I've been checking it regularly to ensure that isn't leaking and thus far nothing. When braking though the car stops straight so there isn't any fluctuation between the L&R side. I can let go of the wheel and press the brakes and it doesn't move to one side or the other.
 

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I don't think the brake line hit caused any problems. The rubber brake lines are pretty thick and durable.

Did you properly tighten the brake caliper torque members after the leveling kit was installed? You might have one that's slightly loose allowing the caliper to rattle against the rotor when the brakes are lightly applied producing the steering wheel vibration. Also, I'd check the caliper bracket bolts as well.
 

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Uh, the mini-lift did not require the removal of the brake system. I've made sure to check all the bolts, including those on the brakes, when I re-tightened the bolts on the mini-lift.
 

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I had that dreaded shimmy on my 08 as well. Changed the front rotors and pads and its all good ever since. You can bet that on these heavy trucks, the slightest warpage will be felt.
 
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