Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
Considering the age of the truck, have you eliminated the idea of perhaps something else is wrong or worn? Say wheel bearings, tie rod ends, U-joints, etc?
Again, I'm dumbfounded why you're having these issues. Are the stock rotor/drum retaining clips removed from the truck?
Perhaps it may just be a mental thing? Don't take it the wrong way...folks take closer note to the vehicle after a change has happened. Senses are heightened and you're more **** to what the vehicle is doing. Happens to me from time to time and I deal with these sort of things quite a bit being a tow operator and listening to vehicle owners who never notice the idiot light check on the gauges when I jump start 'em.
Just spitting out some idears.
I know what you mean about noticing every little noise and bump once a person thinks something is wrong. In this case tho the shop also noticed it. OF course they don't seem real interested in figuring it out. Truck has about 70k. The place I got the tires installed has had it on there lift a couple times and also had it aligned there. I would hope they would have noticed tie rod or ball joint...then again they haven't really impressed me that much.
I messaged a shop that specializes in building 4x4 kickass vehicles (2.5 hours away---if not I would go there---they have also been in business for 18 years) and they had this suggestion::
"You can run into this with heavy steel wheels. Steel wheels are heavier, and nowhere as true as Aluminum wheels which is one reason 95% of all factory wheels are Alloy! Yes you can have great success with steel wheels, but you can run into this problem with them and we have seen it alot at our shop.
I would have the wheels broke back down and ran on the balance machine by their selves with no tires! See how bad the balance is with just the rim, plus watch the wheel as its spinning for runout! Make sure they aren't out of round and you will be able to see it when they are running by their selves on the balance machine! Hope this helps you!"
Only problem with this suggestion is I don't think my local shop has the skills to troubleshoot issue effectively. Plus they don't have a load balance machine...this means I would go pay another shop $75 to load balance again. I am leaning toward just switching to stock wheels and maybe make drive to 4x4 shop few months from now.