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Truck shaking

Ok, i have been having a problem with my truck shaking, i have 33x12.5x15's... I have new rotors and pads on the front, and new drums and pads on the back....Ive checked all the joints on the front and nothing looks loose or worn out... When i get on the freeway, or even if im driving around 35 mph, i can feel something loose, something has always felt like its loose and i can feel it on the floor bored....and its annoying as hell....sometimes on the freeway it will shake so bad my change and stuff will make noise.... and if im driving strait, if i turn the wheel to the right you can feel it in the steering wheel and floor bored, but if you turn it to the right you dont, i know about tie rods and ball joints, but i can tell what is wrong with it, im debating on taking it to midas or something and have them check it out and see what they think....

Oh, and i just got my tires balanced over the weekend, costed me 60$ Im guessing they are balanced right, it just feels like something on the front end is loose, im guessing the right side because i can feel it under my right foot more..


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last thing i can think of is U-joints...front and back...
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I Figured stuff would get warn out faster with the torsions cranked, because the guy who had it before me cranked them, im not sure on how much but he did....The tie rod ends are solid, ball joints solid, if i lift the front end the tire doesnt move like the wheel bearings are going out, its really pissin me off...im thinking about putting the other tires (stock wheels) back on and seeing how it drives on the freeway with them...Maybe they didnt balance the tires right or something

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dude i have the same problem with something sounding lose and i went through my truck and every thing is solid....i cant figure it out
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is it at a specific mph range? mine is.....between 43 and 52 or so, the truck shakes REAL bad..sometimes worse than others. any ideas anyone?
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Rack and pinion end bushings?
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mine does the same...

but its done it since i first drove it off the lot..
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Balance the tires. To be honest, if the tires are that big I can GUARANTEE that they did not balance the tires out to 0.

Tires that big or tires on steel wheels are a PAIN IN THE *** to balance. Get them road-forced balanced.

I am almost 150% that is ALL of your problems.
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what is "road-forced" balance??? i just got them balanced after the issue started, and it really didnt do anything.
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The only thing you left out were the lower control arm bushings ( I eat them up myself ) .
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well a u-joint would do it too though, and if you can feel it in your feet...crawl under it and just grab both sides of the drive shaft and give'er a shake see how bad it moves..if its really sloppy then there toast...i have 33s on a 3" bl and i have never had any problems..but check the u joints and if your t-bars are cranked check the front end period..might just be a lil warn out..
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I had a similar problem when my alignment was out. Specifically the camber. Once realigned no more shake. It was real bad at highway. If you looked at passenger seat it was shaking pretty bad.
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i have no clue what it is, it feels like something is loose, im gonna have to take it to a shop....i think its a upper / lower ball joint....when your driving strait, any speed and turn the wheel alittle to the left you can feel it like something loose moving around....turn it to the right and it doesnt do it....hit a bump it feels like its loose, i thought my shock was blown but i dont know....the looseness and the shaking could be 2 different things, the shaking could be the tires and the looseness could be a ball joint maybe, i dont know, im so fed up with it i would rather it break, its so annoying

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hub-unit bearing. I blew 2. One too out my passenger drivetrain.
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well a u-joint would do it too though, and if you can feel it in your feet...crawl under it and just grab both sides of the drive shaft and give'er a shake see how bad it moves..if its really sloppy then there toast...i have 33s on a 3" bl and i have never had any problems..but check the u joints and if your t-bars are cranked check the front end period..might just be a lil warn out..

i never knew you had a body lift???

well back on topic...get those tires balanced, my old car used to do that kind of shaking, at about 48-52mph...then it stopped

it was my tires, then that went into my ball joints, then my u-joints went, then my tranny started to go...then i sold her

sorry to go off topic
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I bet the shaking is coming from the u-joints even if it doesnt move when you give her a shake it doesnt mean there not bad trust me i just found that out the hard way i just spend 70 bucks a few weeks back and changed them and had one go out again that costed me 230 because i didnt think it was a bad u-joint.
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well, at least for me, it aint the tires..

ive had 3 different sets of tires on my truck, none seemed to make it better. But i did notice it got louder with my 32s
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