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Old 09-04-2013, 03:09 PM
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Violent Front Wheel Hop

Well, I haven't been on here a long time now, but I have an issue I hope you all can help me out with. This happened back in July and it just happened again this weekend. When I have a load in the bed (small or large) and I hit a bump in the road, a seam in the concrete/asphalt or even an pot hole at highway speeds (above 50 mph) the front driver side wheel violently shakes up and down and vibrates the whole truck. It's enough to scare the you know what out of me and it only stops if I brake down to around 35-40 mph. This last weekend, it almost caused a wreck! I know it's not a balance problem because I just had that done. I searched Google and got all kinds of crazy culprits. I also searched here but only found threads about the rear end shaking and folks adding traction bars. Since it's my front end, this doesn't help.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:28 PM
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Have you ever put slime, or any other tire repair goo in the current tires?

We had an 08 work truck that someone put slime in the tires and now if you take a corner too fast or hit a large bump n the road the whole truck shakes from the front tires vibrating.

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Have you ever put slime, or any other tire repair goo in the current tires?

We had an 08 work truck that someone put slime in the tires and now if you take a corner too fast or hit a large bump n the road the whole truck shakes from the front tires vibrating.

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No sir, no slime or any tire repair. It only does it when there is a stuff in the bed and I hit a bump going straight.
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what type of leveling kit are you running?
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:54 PM
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what type of leveling kit are you running?
Just 2.5 inch spacers between the buckets and the coils.
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and your shocks are fairly new? are they the correct size for the leveling kit?
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Ball joints or the joints on the long bar joining the frame to th axle, I forgot its name
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and your shocks are fairly new? are they the correct size for the leveling kit?
Shocks are new bilstiens put on about a year ago and they are the correct size.
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Are you sure it is a hop and not "death wobble"?

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Ball joints or the joints on the long bar joining the frame to th axle, I forgot its name
Really? Is this something that has a TSB?
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