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Wheel shaking after new tires???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Przemekmsu, May 7, 2010.

  1. Przemekmsu

    Przemekmsu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, I finally got some new tires put on (BFG's All-Terrain). Now I have noticed when I am traveling at speeds of 50-55mph my steering wheel is shaking. My question is??? Is it bad wheel balancing job or alignment issues????? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  2. AZM9

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    I am just about ready for new tires and I already have alignments figured in my quotes. But balancing is probably the culprit.
     
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    sounds like they arent balanced right.
     
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    Jason'sLawnCare Prepared for Bambi

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    x2. With just new tires it shouldn't change the alignment unless they are using fork lifts or something to put the tires on.
     
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    I had a similar issue. Check to make sure the sticky weights on the inside of the rim havent fallen off.
     
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    Przemekmsu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all, seems like i have to get them balanced again.
     
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    dude im having the same issue right now. Ive been trying to balance my BFG ATs for a week and cant get them to balance. The rep at Americas Tire told me 2 of my wheel are bent and that why they cant balance so I ordered two more but Im wondering if I should cancel the order. Im worried that the rims wont fix the problem, and thats the whole reason I bought them. Keep me posted on your end, curious to see what you get.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/wheels-tires/90623-issues-wheel-balancing.html
     
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    If there was no shake before the new tires and now there's a shake, guess what? The problem has to do with the tires.

    Ask the original tire shop to road force balance the tires/wheels. If that doesn't work, take it to another shop and have them do the same.

    The Hunter road force balance instruments are AWESOME and do their job well. Some shops don't test their calibration often enough, and some have techs who don't know how to use the instrument properly, so that's why having it done at a 2nd shop sometimes solves the problem.
     
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    Bad balancing. BFG AT's are a pain in the ass to balance the first time around.
     
  10. skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    If the rebalancing doesn't work, try doing the chalk line on the tires for adjusting the PSI.
    EX - Draw a line across the width of the tire.
    drive a short distance
    see how the line has worn
    if more of the center is worn, too much air pressure
    if more of the edges are worn, too little air pressure.

    But after each air pressure adjustment, then take it on the highway
    and see if the different PSI settings effect the steering shaking.
     
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