Originally Posted by KLC
I had a bad tire that made the tire and wheel look like it wobbled. I could tell because only one side looked like it wobbled, the other didn't.
Interesting. I will swap it out with the spare and see.
When I rolled the tire down the driveway it had a defiant back and forth wobble to it. I figured it had just worn that way from the wobble due to the axle but maybe the tire is junk.
If you think its the wheel or tire just swap rotate it with another one and see if the issue moves. I'm going to put my money on the axle. If you had a piece of wood one inch away from the wheel/tire and they contacted while spinning you have a major problem. The axle could of been bent before the wreck too, maybe slid and hit a curb. Maybe you'll luck out and just one of your new wheels will be bent.
I don't think the axle is bent. I mean I had it inspected after I installed it and had a 4 wheel alignment done. My mech said the rear was perfect. If it has been off since I installed it in October I would have been having problems before late-November. And it wouldn't have been aligned.
The new wheels aren't on yet. I am still running stock.
I have tomorrow off so I will troubleshoot it. Swap wheel/tire, try to fix bent backing plate, maybe new drum if it doesn't seat right. I'll snap some pics.
I am doing a expo disk swap in January (plus the new wheels and tires) so if it's the brake stuff I'll just let it go until then. If the wheel is unbalanced I will have it remounted for the $10 or whatever.