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post #1 of 3 Old 04-07-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy guys...

Been a while since I have been on here. But since this is the place where I get help an answers this was my first choice to come to.

Here is some background

2002 F250 7.3 4 wheel drive
Total miles on truck only 140k
Tranny replaced at 137k

Truck is used daily driven only 2 miles each way to work. During cold months we don't use it other than my wife's daily commute. From spring to fall usually weekend it pulls our 5th wheel and trailer.

Its been running just fine.

Took it yesterday to have the tires rotated as we where going to Boise from Twin falls pulling my trailer and rzr, about 2200 lbs total. I notice on takeoff I had a slight vibration and on the hwy (65-70mph) I felt like I was on a rough road as my steering wheel was vibrating.

So I climbed underneath the truck today to check any excessive movement in the driveline and all feels normal. My question is could they have done a poor job on balancing the tires since it was not doing this prior?

Tires still have decent tread and I always rotate each year. Any suggestions would be great.

Thanks much!


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Quite possible.

What i do to tell is rotate the tires (back to previous for you) and see if the vibes change to the rear of the truck. If they do, it is the tires. If not then sonething else.


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I have the same issue on my 08' 350. Had Les Schwab in Kuna change out my 35" winter studs to my 37" Toyo's and have a vibration. Had them put the glass beads in for balancing and thats when I noticed it. Happens at speeds around 60mph. After a few trips back, they believe it is the drive line at the rear end. They believe it is the, what I am calling the balancing weight right at the axle. So tomorrow I will try to get it in to a shop and check that. I will post what I find out
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