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Old 05-30-2014, 08:27 AM
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I tow a boat, but I just got it last week

I dropped the truck off at the tire shop this morning. They said the tires are cupped pretty good on the outside with a little on the inside. Like the diagram above, they mentioned it could be alignment, balance, or suspension. I'll let y'all know what they say later.

Also, I was hanging out with a buddy the other day, and he has the same year dodge as me, and his tires made the same road noise and had the same wear on the tires. I'm wondering if this is a systemic issue with the trucks?
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Ok, I just got a call from the tire shop. There were a couple of potential issues:

First, the suspension was good. Second, the toe on the front was out by 15 degrees on both tires. Third, apparently the dealership was never rotating the tires on the truck whenever they said they were during my oil changes. I had them rotated recently at a tire shop as I suspected something wasn't right, and I guess it is pretty noticeable. FYI, if a dealership says they did something, always double check it! Lastly, my tires will be balanced.

They hit me with about everything they could so it will cost $150. Oh well! I want that smooth ride again!
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go get your money back for the rotations they didn't do.
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Ok, I just got a call from the tire shop. There were a couple of potential issues:

First, the suspension was good. Second, the toe on the front was out by 15 degrees on both tires. Third, apparently the dealership was never rotating the tires on the truck whenever they said they were during my oil changes. I had them rotated recently at a tire shop as I suspected something wasn't right, and I guess it is pretty noticeable. FYI, if a dealership says they did something, always double check it! Lastly, my tires will be balanced.

They hit me with about everything they could so it will cost $150. Oh well! I want that smooth ride again!
I'd be interested to know if your road noise is gone after your repairs?
My truck is going in for tire re-balance (45,000 km) as I (occasionally) get a bad vibration/shudder at speeds above 120 kmH. I'm hoping it's just out of balance tire(s). My tires always get roated every oil change (5,000 or 8,000 km interval). Tread is 60% left...stock HP (garbage) tires (20").
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BTW: I do not have any abnormal wear on my tires!
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I'd be interested to know if your road noise is gone after your repairs?
My truck is going in for tire re-balance (45,000 km) as I (occasionally) get a bad vibration/shudder at speeds above 120 kmH. I'm hoping it's just out of balance tire(s). My tires always get roated every oil change (5,000 or 8,000 km interval). Tread is 60% left...stock HP (garbage) tires (20").
My road noise did not go away, but the they told me it wasn't likely to go away since the damage (scalloping/cupping/uneven wear) was already done to the tires. I will say that since alignment/balancing the truck rides smoother and the steering is nice and tight like when I first bought it. Mine usually shuddered at around 70mph or higher, and I haven't had it going that fast to notice since getting the repair.
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I have had the same problem. Delaership was and is the only shop to work on my truck for all service. They were rotating my tires but not to manufacturing recomendations. (Hidden in the owners manual but dont recall were). Exact same situation as you described. Started at around 20k miles and continued to worsen.

Chrystler Engineers explained that the trucks must have regular allignments and correct rotation. Patern being backs directly to front and fronts crossed to rear as long as the tire is bidirectional. I repalced all 4 of my tires, allignment and watch the tech as they rotate the tires to ensure they are doing it to my request and expectation. Have not had one problem since.
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Hi Everyone,
Just to add to the post, I have a noise issue as well.
The best I can describe is that it sounds like you stuck a baseball card in a bicycle tire and it makes that tick tick tick sound.
I can't determine if its from the transmission or the wheels. It usually is noticeable on deceleration around 40kmh.
I'm wondering if this could be coming from the rear brakes as they may be due for a change or if its from the tires?
Has anyone else had or heard of a similar type noise?
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Hi Everyone,
Just to add to the post, I have a noise issue as well.
The best I can describe is that it sounds like you stuck a baseball card in a bicycle tire and it makes that tick tick tick sound.
I can't determine if its from the transmission or the wheels. It usually is noticeable on deceleration around 40kmh.
I'm wondering if this could be coming from the rear brakes as they may be due for a change or if its from the tires?
Has anyone else had or heard of a similar type noise?
Sounds like it could be a wheel bearing going bad. Or, it could be a rock stuck between the treads of your tires?

I'm sure somebody else will have better suggestions.
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