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Old 02-26-2012, 11:09 AM
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Shimmy in front right

I have a shimmy that I can't identify.
I have 315 /70/17 on my stock wheels and keep them balanced and rotated.

The truck is all over the road and I seem to have a shimmy on the front right wheel when doing 55+ mph all the way up to 80.

Stock shocks and steering stabilizer but that doesn't explain the shimmy .


Any suggestions on where to start ?
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Did you check u-joints,hub bearings and ball joints?
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Do you still have the stock auto locking hubs? Cause those can blow apart like did in mine and caused the same sort of vibration/shimmy as you are explaining.
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Yes, I checked u joints, no play there. Ball joints seem fine.

How do I check hub bearings ?

Yes, still the stock auto lock hubs

Edit: sorry, can a mod please move to general
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I've got the same problem. Got tires balanced and new shocks. Still shakes going down the road
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Please let me know if you find out your problem. Mine shakes on the highway, tried balancing my tires andthe new updated steering stabilizer bracket and assembly- still didnt help. All the u joint and everything are fine. I dont know if an adjustable trac bar would hlep me cause im level, I dont know about the OP's suspension status.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:19 AM
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Please let me know if you find out your problem. Mine shakes on the highway, tried balancing my tires andthe new updated steering stabilizer bracket and assembly- still didnt help. All the u joint and everything are fine. I dont know if an adjustable trac bar would hlep me cause im level, I dont know about the OP's suspension status.
my suspension is all stock. Only thing changed on the truck are the wide tires on narrow rims.

I have had tires balanced and rotated, and was going to do shocks, but that only hides the problem and doesn't fix it. I've shaken everything under the truck and it's tight with no movement.

is everyone else's on the right side also ?
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