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Old 08-29-2012, 08:09 PM
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Ok guys, 2001 ram quad cab 4x4 off road edition, no suspension lift or body lift.
since ive owned the truck which has been bout 3 months ive had no problems. Until last week ive been running the stock off road edition 5 spoke 17" wheels with toyo mt 295/70/17 tired, l&st week I put on a set of wheels and tired that use to be on my other dodge before this one, they are chrome mb off road gunner 5 17s with maxxis 305/70/17 tires, running buckshots up front and bravo mt in back. Just put them on yesterday and had the front tires re balanced.

Now starting at about 30mph the truck starts to.shake or vibrate and gradially gets worse to the point my cheeks are vibrating lol goes away somewhat about 50 to.55 tgen comes back at 65 to 70 mph. The steering wheel isnt jerking hard or nuthin but I cant slightly feel it wobbling.

Please help wth is goin on lol, I drive this truck an hour and 15 mins to.work and same the way home, are my front tires not balanced right or do I need to get an alignment or dual stabilizers or what?
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You need to put the other tires/rims back on, and figure out if it is the tires/rims or something else.
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I would swap the wheels back and see what happens. that will tell you without having to spend any money. if it drives fine you know it is either a rim or most likely a tire issue if the rims have no damage.
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The other rims and tires were sold, if the front end isnt aligned right would it cause this? Like if it was slightly toe out or something,
Im taking it back up there today after work and gonna have them check and rebalance the front wheels again
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A friend of mine has a 2011 sport, and he put different rims & tires on it. He was complaining about the ride in his truck, and I told him mine was very nice.

He put the stock tires/rims back on , and the ride came back. So, tires/rims can cause these issues, and there was no damage to his rims that was obvious.
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I had these same exact wheels and same tires on my previous truck, which is same truck and year just diff color. I understand a rougher ride with mud tires but this is more then just a rough ride issue
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I had these same exact wheels and same tires on my previous truck, which is same truck and year just diff color. I understand a rougher ride with mud tires but this is more then just a rough ride issue
Again, he did the same thing. The offending tires/rims were not mud or even A/T tires, and were the ones he used on his 06 Daytona he traded in on his 11 sport and gave no issues at all on the daytona.

But on the 11 Sport, it gave him a harsh ride.

New shocks helped a little, diff springs, nothing changed it until he put the stock tires/rims back on.
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Man, thats wierd how they can do so well on the same exact truck.

Here is some new info!!

When I first purchased these wheels used I went to national tire and battery to get them mounted and balanced, they didnt use the clamp on/ hammer on weights used on the inside of the wheel, they used some flat stick on weights. Well when I took them off and they went on this new truck I went to a little tire shop here in town, they took off the stick on weights and balanced them using the clamp on/ hammer on weights on the inside of the wheel, and now im having the issues,,,,, and also the left front keeps slinging the weights off, it slung 3 in like 5 miles neved going over 50mph. So could ot be that these wheels require the stick on weights to be balanced properly???
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If it is slinging werights, it sounds like they are using weights for a steel rim on an aluminum rim.

I had a shop do that once, and within 5 miles I had thrown every weight off.

Thye rebalanced them 2 dasy later when they got in some aluminum rim weights.


It also may be that the small shop hasn't calibrated their balancer in awhile.
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I hope that your shop has access to a

HUNTER ROAD FORCE BALANCE MACHINE

it is the only way to get it right

many shops add weights to counter balance a tire
when spinning the tire on the wheel a bit, is the way it should be done
the wheel will have a HEAVY point & so will the tire
if they put the heavy points opposite of each other
they use less weights & you get a smoother ride
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