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front end shakes

What suggestions for my front end shimmering. Any fix it ideas would ge greatly appreciated. I'm runnin 35's on a 05 Ranger 4X4. Is there a stabilizer or something anyone knows about ? Thank you,

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it could be a bad alignment or your tires may not be balanced anymore
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it could be a bad alignment or your tires may not be balanced anymore
Had them balance and realigned again. thank you
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Tie-rods, sway bar, ball joints, wheel bearings, etc. etc. What kind of lift are you running? That might be your culprit as well if it dwells in the front end.
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4" Superlift with a 3" body
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i woulda said it was out of alignment.. but since you got it realigned it could be a bunch of things.
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tie rods will usually be the cause of shimmy, the shake may be various things.

Does it vary with speed? (probably ball joints)

Does it go away and then come back? (tie rods, thats how mine were)
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bent wheel? my truck had the same symptoms: front end shaked bad. found out after extensive research that it was a bent rim. it was just barely bent, but enough to be noticed. got a new wheel. all is fine.
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bent wheel? my truck had the same symptoms: front end shaked bad. found out after extensive research that it was a bent rim. it was just barely bent, but enough to be noticed. got a new wheel. all is fine.
same thing happened to my friend!
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bent wheel? my truck had the same symptoms: front end shaked bad. found out after extensive research that it was a bent rim. it was just barely bent, but enough to be noticed. got a new wheel. all is fine.
wouldnt have been able to get the wheel balanced...


if its during braking check your rotors... if not tie rods seem like a probable cause...
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Mine was bad tires. The agressive all-terrain tires do not wear smoothly, causing alot of vibration, especially after so many miles are put on them. How many miles are on your tires?
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ha this is crazy i was gonna post this same thing...except my shakes in the cab...it varied speeds sometime around 70 and others at 45-50mph...i also noticed the inner thread of the tires is worn...i hope its an alignment im gonna get it checked soon you guys think thats what it is? Also, today was the first time i was able to really get out in the country and test the chip and exhaust it was very nice!! but i noticed some rattling i think maybe by the hanger??
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wouldnt have been able to get the wheel balanced...


if its during braking check your rotors... if not tie rods seem like a probable cause...
i went to ties plus for balancing. after trying to balance them two times, i realized that something wasn't right. took the truck to discount tire. they said road force balancing is what i need. they found the bent rim. (the bent rim was so slight, that the computer barely caught it) anyways, all is fine now.
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Only problem is, if tires are bad, alignment will not cure it. You'll have to get new tires and alignment. Mine would shake real bad at 70mph. I swithed to a less agreesive tread pattern (more street performance) and thes things are smoooooth and quiet. AT tires after a while would make me grind my teeth they were so noisy and bad vibration.
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Only problem is, if tires are bad, alignment will not cure it. You'll have to get new tires and alignment. Mine would shake real bad at 70mph. I swithed to a less agreesive tread pattern (more street performance) and thes things are smoooooth and quiet. AT tires after a while would make me grind my teeth they were so noisy and bad vibration.
A lot of times to do an alignment places will just back the torsion bar bolts out. Sometimes you need the cam plates to do it right but ppl don't wanna put them in. If the tires are cupped on the inner edge then rotate em to the back and get an alignment.
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Yeah, i'm big on rotating every 5 to 6k. Still mine sounded like an 18 wheeler rotated and balanced. They had over 40 k on them. Moving them to the back wouldn't help anymore.
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Only problem is, if tires are bad, alignment will not cure it. You'll have to get new tires and alignment. Mine would shake real bad at 70mph. I swithed to a less agreesive tread pattern (more street performance) and thes things are smoooooth and quiet. AT tires after a while would make me grind my teeth they were so noisy and bad vibration.
what tires do you have? what size? thats what i want to a more quiet tire
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I bought Falken Ziex S/tz04's. Very cool tread pattern. M/S rated and has a deeper tread than my AT's had. Here's a link. http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes
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