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BFG K02, can’t balance steering wheel shimmy ??

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Creatureg, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Apr 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM
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    Hi all,

    Rolling a 2019 Tacoma TRD off-road LB. Just upgraded to Method 701 trail series rims and BF goodrich K02 265/75/16.

    I am on my way back to the shop to get them balanced for the third time! No matter what they do the steering will shakes at about 65 mph and it’s a very vibratey ride. The first time they put on the new rims as tires and just balanced , the second time they road force balanced. Today they are going to check other things.

    Has anyone had this problem recently? I can’t seem to find any threads that are new about this, everything is from 2016 what the heck could be going on ?? My truck was smooth and no steering wheel shake with the stock rims and tires. I imagined a little more road noise which is fine but this is crazy and not normal.

    Thanks for any input !
     
  2. Apr 18, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    Ps: just scoped the weights on rims :

    16 weights on front right
    16 back right
    10 front left
    16 back right

    Does that seem like a lot ?
     
  3. Apr 18, 2019 at 1:47 PM
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    i worked for company that used BF GOODRICH TKOs and they were always out of balance and had irregular treadwear
     
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    I took them off my Ram after about 6 attempts to balance in 6 months . Each Road Force Balance said they were good. I put 35" Nittos on and were fine
     
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    Yeah Method race wheels said no rings necessary. Is it possible I got a bad set of tires? Can a quality tire like a K02 come wonky?
     
  10. Apr 18, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    I had been running BFG AT's on my work trucks since they came out in the 70s. Thats probably 15 sets or better over the years. This is the first time I had to replace them to get rid of a tire vibe. first for everything . Michelin did not own them all that time so maybe things have changed ? I have since retired so, no work , no truck , no BFG AT's nor anyones AT's for that matter ......
     
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  12. Apr 18, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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    3rd Attempt today still vibrating and steering wheel shaking.

    This was the second road force balance , they readjusted all the weights and now the weight count is even crazier.

    The below is the number of actual weights on the rim not ounces.

    28 front right
    36 back right problem child ?
    10 front left
    27 back left

    Thinking now my method rims are wacky....
     
  13. Apr 18, 2019 at 5:57 PM
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    I had those on a Jeep. Shit tires in my opinion. Sold the Jeep. Wish I had never bought them.
     
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