Originally Posted by Toyota Tech31
a balance issue would happen all the time, not just when braking. Nowadays a warped rotor will be felt in the steering wheel, not always in the pedal.
Both of these are untrue. Balance issue tends to only happen during certain speed intervals unless they are really out of balance. Warped rotors will always be felt through the pedal even with the ABS block because a warped rotor will push fluid back through the caliper which will push back through the ABS then the master which is tied into your pedal.
Originally Posted by Flynn Diesel
So my steering wheel has been shaking and getting progressively worse when slowing down at highway speeds. I recently had the truck in for regular service and asked them to take a look at it. I assumed it was a brake issue. They recommended brakes/rotors, an alignment and new tires because they are feathering. Obviously they didnít make enough from my pre-paid service. I declined all and an seeking some opinions.
285/70/17 BFG AT/KO
5100ís @ 2.5 with stock UCAís
And no, techs do not make jack from a prepaid service. The upsell is where the gravy is at. But you cant be mad at them for that. Like every capitalistic company they need to make money to survive.
Now the dealer gave you the three things to fix and you took the cheap route by having Discount only try and do one which is understandable money is tight right now. However, did they force match those larger tires? Also did they dynamic balance them? (placement of the weight on the wheel) Im thinking no since it was free but if they did tires can be ruled out. Your tires feathering are most likely from the alignment issue but without pics it is hard to say. AT KO's should be about ready to go with that many miles on them. As for brakes, 27k on those size tires and that weight of truck its about time for brakes and rotors. Take into acount the heat marks and I would surmize that your culprits are the alignements and brakes.
As for your vibration issues within the shifter. You have large offroad tires on your truck. Your going to feel things more because of it. You want it to ride and feel like a mercedes, buy a mercedes.
Also a recommendation for your next tire choice. Goodyear Duratracs. A bit pricey for an AT but twice the life span of a BFG with better road wear and handling.