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Old 04-29-2010, 04:36 AM
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Shaving tires?

Heres the deal, my truck has Mickey Thompson 36x14.50/16.5 tires on it and at speeds between 42-48 MPH it vibrates like crazy. A buddy of mine told me I could "true" the tires to help out. Has anyone else done that before?
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dude i would look into a different way of fixing that vibration by taking a different approach because a dollar ive worked hard for i dont exactly want to throw it away by shaving my rubber off lol. other then that ive never heard of shaving tires? you have nice tires man. fix the truck cause thats what is probly making it vibrate like that. it could be wheel bearings or something small.
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Heres the deal, my truck has Mickey Thompson 36x14.50/16.5 tires on it and at speeds between 42-48 MPH it vibrates like crazy. A buddy of mine told me I could "true" the tires to help out. Has anyone else done that before?
I agree with the above I do enough "shaving" of the tires on road I wouldnt want to waste rubber like that. I dont know what year your truck is but I got an 02 on 35's and between 45-50 mph I have a vibration to but it goes away ones it shifts up or down. Could be a tranny issue
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:22 AM
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I had the same problem with the pro comp xtreme AT tires. I would rotate and balance them and literally 5 minutes later they would start vibrating again. One came apart on the freeway and that's when I said I had enough. I got 4 wheel parts to order me a new set of the regular AT's and no problems since. While I was waiting for tires to come in I did a massive burnout and they rode better than they ever have for about a week
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I had the same problem with the pro comp xtreme AT tires. I would rotate and balance them and literally 5 minutes later they would start vibrating again. One came apart on the freeway and that's when I said I had enough. I got 4 wheel parts to order me a new set of the regular AT's and no problems since. While I was waiting for tires to come in I did a massive burnout and they rode better than they ever have for about a week
Thats what tires Im running. Not glad to hear one come apart. How old was it when it come apart?
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I think they only had about 20k miles on them. I do know for sure there was more than 50% tread left as I got the new tires for free with the tire warranty. The sidewall blew out and it bent the crap out of my bed. I was pretty pissed because I had already complained several times about them and they kept telling me it was my truck but when they inspected it they couldn't find anything wrong
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I run pro comp AT and i don't haven't had any problems so far knock on wood! but i've got an OBS u guys got the later model
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I run pro comp AT and i don't haven't had any problems so far knock on wood! but i've got an OBS u guys got the later model
You have the regular ones? If so I've gone through 2 sets of those without one problem. It's the xtreme AT that I had all the issues with
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i think i've got xtremes i'll check when i get outta school LOL
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btw i wasn't bustin ur balls
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