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A little history.

About 6 months or so after I got the truck I was doing some donuts in my front yard. I hit a little ditch and it jerked the tire off the rim and the rim dug into the ground pretty good. I got the tire seated back on the rim and when on my merry way.

I hadn't noticed any wobbling or shaking until I got my larger tires on. When I had the smaller tires there wasn't any bad wear on them or anyting else that I noticed that you would expect with a wobbly tire. I know it's not the tire or rim, had everything balanced/aligned and tried different tires on that side. So I'm thinking axle!!! The wobbling isn't that bad at all, but it annoys me cause I know.

I am trying to be cautious. I know with it riding like that I am going to wear out bearing, tires, and who knows what else. So I am thinking either new axle or just swap out the whole thing with an explorer or fx4 rear end.

I've started to do some research but wanted to hear what you guys thought? New axles or, I am going to have everything out eventually, why not just go with a a whole beefy new rear end?

I'll probably try and get a video of it while I'm driving so you guys can see what I'm talking about.

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hmm, i would go make sure your new tires are properly balanced before worrying about the axle. I highly doubt you did any damage to the rear axle
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hmm, i would go make sure your new tires are properly balanced before worrying about the axle. I highly doubt you did any damage to the rear axle
I had them balanced when I got the truck aligned. I've also switched tires around on the truck to see if one tire/rim was the problem. Only the rear drivers side has the wobble.

Axle is just an assumption I've made from what I've heard from people I've asked already.

But I'll probably take it back up the the tire place an get them to recheck the balance on everything.
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take the drum off and put the truck in gear and check the shaft hub. if its bent you will see it.
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I'll try that for sure.

The same guy that was telling me it could be the axle told me to try that.

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