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Old 01-29-2011, 10:00 PM
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Ok, my truck at high speeds for instance on the highway, the cab seems to hold a steady wobble all over. Also feels like the from is bouncing around alot when driving period, high speeds low speeds.

I am about to get all new shocks, tie rods, ball joints, tires, balanced, and an alignment to try and fix all this, will any of my symptoms above fix my issues?

My truck also seems to sway side to side very easy when turning, I plan on getting a anti-sway bar for this. But would anything else on the chassis cause me these issues? i don't have any issues with anything else other then feeling like im bumping up and down all over the road and the body bouncing around.

i just dont want to spend 300 on shocks, 300 on tie rods and ball joints, 1000 on tires, 200 on a anti sway bar, and $100 on alignments and balances, and still have a bumpy ass ride that feels like it bounces all over and handles like shit.
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Try removing your tires and looking on the inside of the rims for mud/grime build-up. Dirt or mud in your tires can cause alot of shaking.
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If that fails, get them balanced and try that. If all else fails then spend the big bucks to start replacing all that stuff you listed.
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You don't say if you have a lift kit on it or whether its a 4x4. If you have either, I'd suggest taking it to a shop that specializes in 4x4/off-roading.

Might cost a little more but they are likely to know more about working on/fixing your truck right than the average shop that does suspensions and brakes and tires and etc etc etc.
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I think you are on the right track but I'd definitely check the wheel and tire balance. That kind of vibration is usually caused by a bad balance or an out of round situation. Check your tire shops for someone who can do a road force balance on all four.

The body roll is a function of vehicle height, shock condition and sway bar installation so what you have planned will help with that too.
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ok, saved me alot of money instead of just buying things and replacing.

outer tie rods needed and I am good, everything else is good. tie rods, tires, alignment,and balance is left.

thanks guys, look forward to my mods
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i have a 2003 ram 1500 and I had vibrations at 65 to 75 mph. I replaced the drive shaft because it was not balance and the u joinnts and ended up with the same problem. i then replaced the drive shaft and the inner shaft on the passenger side and my problems are fixed. i also had new tires on my truck.
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