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Old 02-23-2010, 02:10 AM
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Alcoa 22.5's and the occasional "death wobble"

Any way to cure this? i know it's in the tires....i'm not sure if balancing and an alignment will help.
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Old 02-23-2010, 03:01 AM
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I had the same problem with mine. Got them balanced and problem solved.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:28 AM
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balancing should fix the problem, also the addition of dual steering stabilizers will help too.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:29 AM
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get bags of equal to put in the tires. that stuff is awsome and costantly rebalences the tires as you drive.
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Old 02-23-2010, 06:53 AM
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Awesome thanks for the suggestions...and the equal thing is that a joke?
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:00 AM
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Nope not a joke (bet you were thinking of the sugar substitute) you have to go to a heavy truck tire dealer to get the bags. then you just throw the bag in each tire and mount it. the bag breaks as you drive and balances the wheel and tire assembly as you drive. It constatly rebalences as you drive and tires wear very even. we use it on all our trucks plus it works real good for 35's and up. Check this link out it talks about it. IMI - EQUAL
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:23 AM
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That EQUAL product sounds amazing. I'm going to use it on the next set of tires I buy!!! I've always heard of air soft pellets to accomplish the same task but this EQUAL product sounds more reliable and to me
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:14 AM
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yeah i'm going to try putting 70psi of air in my tires and then balancing them today, theres a place around here that carries nothing but semi maintenance parts so i'm going to check with them about the equal.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:54 AM
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I have 24's Alcoas on my rig....make sure you clean the surface between the adapter and wheel...and make sure thats flush....mine wobbled bad till i took them apart and cleaned them
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:51 PM
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actually i put some air in the tires, there was 40psi in one and 45 in the other got them both to around 55psi thats all the compressor could do and it rides a lot better
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