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Old 03-07-2008, 06:46 PM
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Shake in steering wheel

Hello all. I have a question for the gurus on here. My 06 250 has started to develope a bit of steering wheel shake. I assume I need a steering stabilizer. I currently have a 4 inch lift with 325/20 tires, rims. What would you guys recommend????? I don't want to spend a bunch of money and am not married to any particular brand. And where can I get one?

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Old 03-07-2008, 06:50 PM
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How long have your tires been on there? You may need to get them balanced again or rotate them.
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:54 PM
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My truck only has 20K miles on it, and I think the tires probably have about 15K. I am religious about rotating them every 3K miles. I currently don't have any stabilzer on it, that is what I was thinking it needed one. I will get a stabilizer and have the tired balanced when I add it.

What do you think?

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:10 PM
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My truck only has 20K miles on it, and I think the tires probably have about 15K. I am religious about rotating them every 3K miles. I currently don't have any stabilzer on it, that is what I was thinking it needed one. I will get a stabilizer and have the tired balanced when I add it.

What do you think?

scottie
That should do it.
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:52 AM
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If your truck didn't have the vibration before and now it does look at your front end for any service items (steering, hubs or ball joints) before you spend money on a upgrade to maybe hide the main source of the problem. One other thing you may want to look at is your upper trac bar mount and bar bolt. On 05+ SD's you have a larger pitman arm nut and that sometimes doesn't get completely torqed and you get slop there and the upper trac bar bolt must be torq'ed VERY tight and I have seen movement there. Check these area's. You may need to remove the upper trac bar mount to get to the pitman arm nut.

For the fast check get a buddy to start your truck and with his foot on the brakes turn the steering wheel back and forth and you see if you have play in any of these area's.


Nor-Cal Nick
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