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crappy ride after new wheels and tires

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by bajamoon, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    bajamoon

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    had the 5100's put on two weeks ago and had a better ride than stock, put new wheels and tires on saturday with bfg at and what a shitty ride. was it going from 16's to 17's, would tc ucs with the uniball help along with camburg coilovers. i want those anyways but just can't let go of that much money. i have had bfg at before and the ride was not this bad.
     
  2. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    bad alignment? bad balance?
     
  3. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    Jester243

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    What is the air pressure set at?
     
  4. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:32 PM
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    tacoskim

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    did you get ur truck aligned after the lift?
     
  5. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    probably a combination of tire size, the fact that they are bfg at's, and where the shocks are set at. the higher you have the shock set, and with that heavy of a tire(those bfg's are pretty heavy) can make for a pretty stiff ride.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:39 PM
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    balance is good, no vibration, at least not below 85. stiff ride when hitting pot holes and such, i will get it aligned again. had it aligned after the billys were put in and it was sweet. tire pressure is set at 35#, that was the first thing i checked and 4wheelparts had them set at 40#. are you guys trying to talk me out of buying new coilovers and uca's. i love you guys and thanks for the info.
     
  7. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    the shocks are set at 1.75, want to go higher but did not want to deal with any vibs, i might if i get the coild overs.
     
  8. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:54 PM
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    toku58

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    If it's a stiff ride that you are referring to? Then try lowering the tire pressure.
    But if it's poor handling? Then you need a set of UCA's.
     
  9. Mar 10, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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    what load range tire did u get.that makes a big diff.
     
  10. Mar 10, 2009 at 3:16 PM
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    i lowered the pressure to 35# and is about the same, the load range is 'c', 2480 lbs.
     
  11. Mar 10, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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  12. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    BFG's have a 3 ply sidwall. Much more stiff on the road, as the sidewall has less flex to absorb the bumps.
     
  13. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:27 PM
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    now you tell me :D. chris do you think the uca's will help the ride.



     
  14. Mar 10, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    They will get your alignment back in spec, and may help a little.
     
  15. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    What is the tire size? What is the rim size?
     
  16. Mar 10, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    17's, tires are 265/70/17
     
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