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Old 01-11-2012, 11:10 PM
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I am of the belief that the truck has insufficient damping. I'm going to try a set of the bilstein 4100s and prove the theory out. I noticed the damping issue after changing from the lighter 17s to 20s.
I think you are spot on with that assessment. From day one, this truck hits a bump and it's all over the road - have to hold on to the steering tighter than any other vehicle I've had, and that would seem like a damping issue to me -
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I think you are spot on with that assessment. From day one, this truck hits a bump and it's all over the road - have to hold on to the steering tighter than any other vehicle I've had, and that would seem like a damping issue to me -
I had the same problem untill I changed tires. The side walls on the good for one year's are for shit
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Old 01-12-2012, 11:43 AM
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I had the same problem untill I changed tires. The side walls on the good for one year's are for shit
The problem of a bouncy/jerky front end was lessened for me when I switched to the Cooper Zeon's, but it's still there. I'll hit a pothole, and the steering will jerk either to the left or right. Never had a vehicle that did that so violently. That's why a damping issue makes sense, but who knows - I've basically learned to live with it. There have been a few posts on here from guys complaining about the problem as well, but I haven't seen any fixes.
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This is indeed a tire problem. If you look back several (okay, many) years you will see RAM owners frequently complaining about their BadYear tires. They are indeed OEM junk. At first opportunity replace them. Another option is to rotate them every 2500 miles. Rotating that frequently seems like a pain in the ass, but it's the only way you'll ever get any service life out of them. I put Michelin 10-ply LTX tires on my truck and have not had the problem since.
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I am on the 2nd set of tires on my truck and thus far both the Goodyears and the Kelly's cupped the outer edge. As mentioned, the Ram gets a pretty good amount of bump steer... I'm convinced its in the damping.

I have changed the shocks to Bilsteins but haven't been anywhere this weekend. We'll see after 600 miles next week.
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This is indeed a tire problem. If you look back several (okay, many) years you will see RAM owners frequently complaining about their BadYear tires. They are indeed OEM junk. At first opportunity replace them. Another option is to rotate them every 2500 miles. Rotating that frequently seems like a pain in the ass, but it's the only way you'll ever get any service life out of them. I put Michelin 10-ply LTX tires on my truck and have not had the problem since.

I am putting $50 a pay check away so the pain of expending $1200 won't be so great.
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Bought my 09 Ram 1500 in January. It has a 6" lift with 18"s and Nitto Tires. It's been a great truck until noticed on Monday that the inside of my tires are pratically bald. It wasnt like that when I bought it. The truck only had 7100 miles on it and under 2000 miles later this happens! The dealership couldnt allign it because of the custom wheels and sent me on my way disgusted and angry. How could the Dodge dealership sell lifted trucks off their lot and not have the correct allignment equipment? I have bumper to bumper coeverage and I'm coming back with a bill for them. I think they sold it to me all jacked up!
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Does anybody else have cupping issues with their 20" tires. I rotatae them and the vehicle only has 28,000 miles. Could the recall for the tie rod ends be a culprit?
What tie-rod recall??

I'm betting its the GY tires, mine stock GY's are the worst tire I have ever owned.
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When I was a kid I worked at a tire shop. I picked up a few things while I was there that seemed to stick. One of them was information on tires cupping. The old guys would tell the customers that it is a combination of tire quality, tire pressure, worn shocks/strutts, alignment, and tire rotation intervals. With that said, I had these same tires on my 2008 jeep wrangler, and at times had some cupping. I corrected it with keeping the pressure around 40psi, rotations about 6k miles. I got 55k out of the tires of combined driving before they were past the wear indicators. It wasnt that I liked them, but a matter of economics.
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