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Old 12-15-2006
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Tires balanced and it still shakes! HELP!

Ok so i got my superlift installed last weekend and put on 33x12.5 bfg's, ever since then the ride has been really bumpy and shakey, like when i it get up to about 40mph or so the steering wheel moves back and forth about a half inch real fast, so i figured the tires were just unbalanced, so today i took it and had all 4 tires rebalanced, they were off a little bit but now they are perfectly balanced and it drives exactly the same, so that leaves me to think it has something to do with the suspension or alignment or something, if anyone has any idea why it would be doing that ppppppppppllllllleeeaaasssseee help me out!
ALSO, i was told by one of my friends that was driving behind me that my truck constantly bounces up and down while i drive, not going over any bumps or anything, just bounces on a flat road... im geussing this is because of the superride shocks? which might as well be called the supersoft shocks... i could be wrong, but is that something i should be worried about? any help is very much appreciated.
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thats what mine did with swampers
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ball joints?
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mine did that,got new front end,does not do it anymore.
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try dyna beads, we can do em if you want.

Did you whatch the tire balancer to make sure it read 0, sometimes (especially around here) they just TELL you they are perfect. It takes a bit of talent to do a 33" MT (esp the guys around here).

If it's not that, your alignment is way off, mine was, thats why my steering wheel used to shake, I run dynabeads, got an alignment, and I'm good to go.
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try dyna beads, we can do em if you want.

Did you whatch the tire balancer to make sure it read 0, sometimes (especially around here) they just TELL you they are perfect. It takes a bit of talent to do a 33" MT (esp the guys around here).

If it's not that, your alignment is way off, mine was, thats why my steering wheel used to shake, I run dynabeads, got an alignment, and I'm good to go.
what the hell are dynabeads?? lol... im thinkin its the alignment, im gonna have that ****er redo it on wednesday when i bring my truck down there...
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there could be many things. rims might be bent, might have driveshaft problems, might have alignment problems...

It doesnt take any "talent" to balance a tire, although some people cant do it for sh*t...

I would probably place my bet on driveshaft issues...
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Mine does the same thing after I got spindles. It didn't do it all all with the tires when i first got them so the tires are balanced. I think it has to do with either the ball joints or tie-rods because that's the only thing tampered with on my truck. My truck's just 2WD and I don't see how it could be a problem with a driveshaft. I plan on getting it aligned soon (visually you can't tell it's off) but I'll let you know if it fixes the shaking, probably tomorrow.
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mine does the same thing...but i just have 33X12.5X15 BFG AT/KOS and a body lift...
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If it's the steering wheel shake=front wheels
if it's the seats/floor/cap=rear seats


I went through the same exact thing. I had a bent rim and a horrible alignment (b/c of tie rods being shot)
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Pepboys said "Mr. Lucas, we are unable to align your vehicle. We suspect their might be brake problems and your tires are too large for your truck." But they sure did like to ride in it...............burned 1/8 of a tank while they had it. I have to find somewhere else more reliable.
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If it's the steering wheel shake=front wheels
if it's the seats/floor/cap=rear seats


I went through the same exact thing. I had a bent rim and a horrible alignment (b/c of tie rods being shot)
hmm, seems to me like everything shakes, so maybe all four of my wheels are bent haha... ill let you drive it tommorow if we go offroading, and then u can let me know what u think... we should swap tires one day so we can see if it the tires or not
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Mine used to shake like that around 50 mph back when i had my 31s and spindles. I put my body lift and 35s on and everything went back to normal. My money is on the balance of the tires, but with a 4 inch lift driveshaft vibrations are very probable.
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hmm, seems to me like everything shakes, so maybe all four of my wheels are bent haha... ill let you drive it tommorow if we go offroading, and then u can let me know what u think... we should swap tires one day so we can see if it the tires or not
Yup, fine by me.



Look at what razorsedge said, I just remembered thats what mine did too. When I had my 33's on the new wheels, my steering wheel shook pretty bad (and I drove all the way up to ryans too) and after the bl it was soooo smoth.

I don't get it. Mine is perfect now, you can drive mine, smooth as glass.
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Yup, fine by me.



Look at what razorsedge said, I just remembered thats what mine did too. When I had my 33's on the new wheels, my steering wheel shook pretty bad (and I drove all the way up to ryans too) and after the bl it was soooo smoth.

I don't get it. Mine is perfect now, you can drive mine, smooth as glass.
yeah mines about as smooth as broken glass lol
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