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Old 01-21-2013, 02:38 PM
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I know I had major issues with mine as well, I wish I knew all this from the beginning. I just don't want you to do what I did and spend a few hundred dollars balancing your tires/wheels over and over again with no results. I got lucky and after road force balancing they are bearable, although still vibrate on the highway.

That's why I'll be going back to oem wheels.

That hewika adapter should be your solution though.
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I know I had major issues with mine as well, I wish I knew all this from the beginning. I just don't want you to do what I did and spend a few hundred dollars balancing your tires/wheels over and over again with no results. I got lucky and after road force balancing they are bearable, although still vibrate on the highway.

That's why I'll be going back to oem wheels.

That hewika adapter should be your solution though.
I feel ya. i just hate them OEM wheels. I like to think I'm not a highway driver but then I sit back and realize...i drive a majority on the highway

Oh another Thing i gotta figure out is...ive found out first hand and from other posts...superchips over compensates for the 35" tires. my speedo says im goin 80 and cars are still passin me in the slow lane haha. thats an exaggeration but I gotta find the right number to set them at so it's right. or just leave it as is and prevent myself from speeding!
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Ok so I have a theory.... lemme try this on you guys

I hear about this death wobble with bigger tires/levels, etc. Is there such thing as a minor/subtle "death wobble"? Or maybe it starts gradually? This is why...

I notice if I'm on a smooth patch of highway...she rides pretty darn good...even at the speeds I'm usually getting this "shake" at. The thing is...the highway near me, esp now that is cold...is so sloppy. But as soon as I hit a bump or a gap, it seems to start shaking again.

Most people that report death wobble, it occurs after hitting an expansion gap or some large bump in the road that triggers it. So could I be experiencing a less drastic form of "death wobble"? And I guess if this is possible...any remedies?
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I'm not really sure what exactly death wobble is so can't help you...
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I'm not really sure what exactly death wobble is so can't help you...
it's all good man. maybe ill post a separate thread about it.

a handful of people who level and add bigger tires get a really violet shake at highway speeds...like the truck is about to throw itself off the highway..they say it's very scary. And it only happens once they hit a large bump and it sets the wheels to shaking and they can't stop until you brake hard and slow down. is like speed wobble on a skateboard, once it starts...it only gets worse and is next to impossible to stop. There are many things that can contribute..worn track bar the most common ive read. But mine isn't violent obviously...but it seems like there is a possibility it could be caused from the same thing...im not sure. im just puttin a theory out there.
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I've heard people claim death wobble, what I meant was I don't know mechanically why it happens. Like what the cause/fix for it is. I'd assume it's just because there's such a large rotating mass towards the outside of the wheel that it creates a large torque that overcomes the tendency to stay straight once it hits a bump. I'd think a steering stabilizer would fix this.
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I've heard people claim death wobble, what I meant was I don't know mechanically why it happens. Like what the cause/fix for it is. I'd assume it's just because there's such a large rotating mass towards the outside of the wheel that it creates a large torque that overcomes the tendency to stay straight once it hits a bump. I'd think a steering stabilizer would fix this.
yeah after I responded i realized thats probably what you meant. haha. ill look into that, thanks
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