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Old 02-08-2012
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I need some help with a VERY annoying shake.

Well folks just some background info for anyone who doesn't know,

I have a 2000 Ranger, 4x4, Superlift and a body lift. I'm using the Superlift shocks. I have 35" BFG KM2's.

I have developed a heck of a shake. Its random and I cannot figure out the pattern to it. Sometimes the bed will get to shaking back and forth, sometimes it will bounce up and down. The steering wheel almost always shakes in a "parkinsons disease" sort of way (no joke intended). Sometimes much worse than others. The tires still have a good bit of tread left. They do have a slight bit if uneven tread wear. I have always rotated the tires between 4-6500 miles. I just got an alignment and not much has changed.

Another thing that surprises me is I have a lot of inner tire wear as if the tires are negatively cambered, but the alignment print out shows otherwise.

I would like to wait to get new tires as long as I can but this shaking is about to drive me insane. I'm just trying to figure out if there is anything I can do to fix this annoying issue.

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Old 02-08-2012
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Sounds like the bed bolts are loose? Jack the front end up and check to see if anything is loose.
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you may want to balance the tires 35 don't stay balanced long
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I'm gonna rotate and balance next week and see what happens. This is about to drive me nuts!
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Negative camber comes from worn ball joints and or wheel bearings. The stock suspension has no adjustment for this wear. With 35's i bet the bearings are abused pretty good. Jack the front of the truck, grab the wheels and push top and bottom, then side to side, any slop is worn parts.

Did you get the super lift drive shaft as well or is the stocker in there?
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Negative camber comes from worn ball joints and or wheel bearings. The stock suspension has no adjustment for this wear. With 35's i bet the bearings are abused pretty good. Jack the front of the truck, grab the wheels and push top and bottom, then side to side, any slop is worn parts.

Did you get the super lift drive shaft as well or is the stocker in there?
Dern man I didn't even think of the driveshaft. Maybe I should pull that and see if it takes care of it. From what I've read there was a stop of the Superlift Driveshafts being made. Does anyone know if that is that still going on?

Gonna rotate and balance next week.
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If you have PVH truck it should not be an issue but if you have a live axle truck then the drive shaft is suspect.
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I would imagine its PVH. I haven't changed anything from stock. Automatic hubs.
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As long as the hubs are working correctly the drive shaft should not spin, so you will get a much longer life than the live axle trucks.


My vote balance the tires, hows the front brakes? Have the rotors turned if they is a possible warp-age issue. Check ball joint tie rod ends and wheel bearings.
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