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post #1 of 14 Old 08-17-2008, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Dropped Truck off at Dealer

Dropped it off this Sat. Told the service writer I had a vibration issue on the rear betwen 45-48 MPH. Also told him the A/C doesn't blow all that freezing cold. We'll see what they do. I want the TSB's done to correct both these issues, not some half hazard shim your carrier BS and the A/C is fine, yet ford has a new Drier part #. They'll be looking at it tomorrow (monday). So we shall see... I'm actually kinda uptight about people touching my truck, and worried what kind of answer they might give me.

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Ok, dealer called me today around 10am. Said the cause of my 45-48mph Vibration in the rear was my Tires are "bad". and the tech thinks he felt a lil vibe upfront too so all 4 tires need replaced, but they're out of warranty (14,xxx miles on truck) LMFAO!!!Little did he know another dealer force balanced and installed them for me new after I ditched my 35's 2 months/500miles ago!! What a crock. I gave him the TSB # and they said they'd look into. I called them back about 4 hrs later and they're ordering the parts to do the TSB, but he still thinks my tires are bad. It's the same vibe I had on my factory AT/S's, my 35" Procomps and this new set of AT/S's. With or w/out lift... still have the 45-48mph vibe. What a crock, can you believe it... my tires? lol. I didn't even bring the A/C work up, nor did they mention it. Oh the crap they pull. I normally side with the dealer, but I've never had one like this pulled on me. Service writer probably saw a 25yr old "kid" in his eyes with a brand new truck and thought I was a rich idiot probably. Little does he know... I've been out in dealership bays and bought my own truck and have some ASE's.

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Update: Picked truck up today. They did the TSB. HUGE dampner mounted on the LR of the trailer hitch. Looks like they drilled 3 holes in the hitch. Results; vibration is much better, but not 100%. Overall MUCH MUCH better. Glad I did it. Looks like the guy did a good job... it's square, and he even painted the bolts with blk paint. And the alignment dimple in the center is centered.

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Ok, dealer called me today around 10am. Said the cause of my 45-48mph Vibration in the rear was my Tires are "bad". and the tech thinks he felt a lil vibe upfront too so all 4 tires need replaced, but they're out of warranty (14,xxx miles on truck) LMFAO!!!Little did he know another dealer force balanced and installed them for me new after I ditched my 35's 2 months/500miles ago!! What a crock. I gave him the TSB # and they said they'd look into. I called them back about 4 hrs later and they're ordering the parts to do the TSB, but he still thinks my tires are bad. It's the same vibe I had on my factory AT/S's, my 35" Procomps and this new set of AT/S's. With or w/out lift... still have the 45-48mph vibe. What a crock, can you believe it... my tires? lol. I didn't even bring the A/C work up, nor did they mention it. Oh the crap they pull. I normally side with the dealer, but I've never had one like this pulled on me. Service writer probably saw a 25yr old "kid" in his eyes with a brand new truck and thought I was a rich idiot probably. Little does he know... I've been out in dealership bays and bought my own truck and have some ASE's.
Its a $45K truck not a $200K sports car. There are gonna be some issues. If you had my truck you would have probably sold it buy now and gotton a Chevy. And the tires might be out of balance or they could possibly be bad.
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Update: Picked truck up today. They did the TSB. HUGE dampner mounted on the LR of the trailer hitch. Looks like they drilled 3 holes in the hitch. Results; vibration is much better, but not 100%. Overall MUCH MUCH better. Glad I did it. Looks like the guy did a good job... it's square, and he even painted the bolts with blk paint. And the alignment dimple in the center is centered.
Can you post a pic of the dampner?
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I'll take a pic tomorrow when it's light out. As for my tires that have 500 miles... Truck so silky smooth at every speed except 40-50 range. 45-48 specifically. But the dampner elimintated 50% of the vibe I'd say. Good enough now. I'm happy. I'm also eyeing a set of Centramatics...which should help in the tire dept.

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I built up a 97 and It is nowhere near smooth, theres vibration but it used to be alot worse. I hunted down the gremlins myself with help from the ORG and decided what work needed to be done. It was pretty tuff because I knew nothing about vehicles when I first bought my truck. I like the ruff ride, i see it as the nature of the beast but then again i got a 97 IFS front with swampers. I think all the gremlins are worth it. lifes to short not to have a nice truck

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i agree. lifes to short. drive what you want and how you want to.

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Well I built a early 90's 4runner and everything from the frame down was custom fab'd in the driveway. Chevy Dana 44 front axle, Rear leaf swap, 3" gas tank lift, 2.5" engine/trans lift, CV rear driveshaft setup, custom hybrid front shaft, Detroits F&R etc. That truck would do 90mph w/out any vibes and wheel some of the hardest spots in FL and was my daily driver that got 15/19. Just shows you that vibes can be fixed and it's not hard. and smooth is enjoyable. especially peoples reaction b/c they figured it drove like a bucket of bolts.

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