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Front end shake even w/ new tires.
Hey guys my 2005 F250 super duty, Stampede has had 2 sets of tires on it since i bought it back in 2005. At around 40 -50 mph the front end gets real bouncy and bumpy, you notice it a lot more with the xterra tires that came w/ it new. I took it to ford they said tires out of balance, etc.
Got them balanced but same problems...it got so bad that i couldnt even let my wife drive it, between 35-45 mph if you hit a pothole the whole steering wheel would shake violently until you slowed down real fast, same thing between 40-50, but not as vigorous a shake. after 50 it was fine.
So thinking it was those big meaty tires i went and bought new ones, same size but not mud tires, just good BF goodrich truck tires.315/70R-17
Things are okay but i still feel the steering wheel shake, just a little, between 40 and 50. Im wondering how long it will take for these tires to get to the point that we had the uncontrollable wheel shake, or is it just the front end alignment that could do that?
Also wondering if this is common in big trucks with big tires like this one.
Last edited by metronil; 02-12-2008 at 08:12 AM.