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Old 12-28-2012, 05:45 AM
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Default Vibration at 30-40mph and at 60-70mph.

I recently noticed before I deployed that my truck had developed a strange vibration between 30-40 mph and again at 60-70mph. The vibration eases up if I lift off the gas but if I stay in it during those speeds you can feel it rumble the truck. I was thinking drive line issues like drive shaft or something but everything seemed to be tight and no play. I read somewhere that Dodge trucks are easily affected by unbalanced or worn tires. The truck has 51,000 miles on the original tires which are pretty much shot. It is in storage now until I get home upon which time I plan to install a lift and new tires. Just curious is any of you guys out there could offer your opinions on what it could be. It is a 2006 Ram 1500 standard cab, short bed 4x4 with the 5.7L Hemi.
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Vibrations at 30-45 indicate lateral imbalance and vibrations in the 60-75 range indicate radial runout in a tire. Give the questionable quality of the factory rubber, I would suspect new tires will cure the problem. CYA while you're deployed.
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RAMTECH, you're the man!! Thanks for the info. I was hoping it would just be the tires. New rubber is in the plans when I get back from the sand. Roger wilco on that CYA.
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