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Old 08-22-2009, 08:02 PM
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Frontend Wiggles at Low Speed??

So, an interesting issue has arose with in this last week. From 0MPH to approx 30MPH, I can feel the frontend of my truck wiggle side to side. The wheels are solid and dont move when this happens. I figured the pan hard bar was loose, but it is good. I can feel it do it when I turn left, but not right. Once I get over 30MPH, you cant feel it anymore. Bumps dont affect it or anything. Just that speed range. So i am pretty sure its not "death wobble".

Anyone else have this happen? Tomorrow, I am going to completely go through the frontend to see what the hell is going on. I just want to get this fixed asap before it gets worse.

Steering Damper maybe? Tie Rod ends? dont know, but any light on the subject would help.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:13 PM
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I wouldn't rule out tires yet. My car is doing this, and it needs tires, I just haven't done 'em yet. You can watch the wheel wiggle back and forth low speed.
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my truck did this with my iroks on it, and I had to buy new tires.....so turns out I needed more lift to fit those new tires too lol the bug bit way back when...just get an 8" and 38s and youll be happy lol
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:54 AM
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Well, lifts are cool... but I use my truck for hauling way too much. The tires did cross my mind, but why now? and only the last week to now has it started? Guess I can always take my outter dual and slap it on the front to see if it goes away.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:01 PM
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Found the issue, and glad I found it today!

My passenger front tire is done. It was on the verge of a blow out due to the tread starting to seperate. When you look at the tire straight up the tread looks normal from the outside and raises almost an inch to the inside. It was up for about 5 inches then returned to normal. Put the spare on, and the truck is good as new. Time to get some new shoes for the fronts, better than a blow out!
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Glad you got it! I was gonna say broken belt or somethin. Glad you gotta same-size spare.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:29 PM
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Glad you gotta same-size spare.
Glad I checked the spare size before I bought it! My wife thought I was crazy when I made the dealer pull it in the garage bay and let me look over it head to toe.
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Bet she doesn't think so now. Or sees why at least lol
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