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Old 12-09-2009
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Steering wheel shimmy

I am running as most know i guess 10X15 wheels with 33 X12.50 KM2's
At speeds below say 60 I have steering wheel wobble, shimmy you know slight shaking back and forth side to side does anyone else have this with there larger tires? And if so what can I do to reduce this ,does anyone make a dampner for the rack and pinion front ends? Or am I going to have to fabericate one up to help reduce this I only see and feek it in the steering wheel
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try something simple first...

rotate the tires. backs to the front and fronts to the back.

see if it changes. if it was me i would probably take them back and have them re-balance them again.
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Any news on this squrll?
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Was it just an improper wheel balance? When I got my new tires put on, the balance unit was off calibration and I had a shimmy at highway speeds. I brought the truck back to the shop for a rebalance and it corrected it. Sometimes it's just as easy as that.
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After hitting up the sand dunes my truck shaked like no other. Balanced them and I was good. Go to discount tire and get the lifetime balancing for $70. Then you can balance and rotate them whenever you need to.
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switched the tires around and all good now
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good to hear. probably one of those tires are mis balanced.
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Was it just an improper wheel balance? When I got my new tires put on, the balance unit was off calibration and I had a shimmy at highway speeds. I brought the truck back to the shop for a rebalance and it corrected it. Sometimes it's just as easy as that.
I had to take mine back to get rebalanced...they said a weight must have fallen off...Same thing happened the next day...So I just went to walmart and they got me set up...If walmart lube techs arent good for anything else, they can balance a tire
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i got the same problem with my 33s but it always starts after wheeling
most likely a thrown weight
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