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post #211 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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It was pretty good last night but still had a couple vibes going on at 65. I drove it to school today with the same results. Either way, I think I need more beads in the tires. It just doesn't feel like it should. When driving around with Mike last night, it was the best its been. It's just not consistent....my steering wheel will wobble at 45 one time and it won't move at 45 another time. Same thing at highway speeds...sometimes things are more dramatic than other times. Sometimes it feels more like a cyclic driveline vibe than a tire, and at other times it doesn't. The inconsistency is making this near-impossible to figure out. I can physically see my left front tire wobbling (not up and down) when I look out the window. I don't believe that's a balancing issue....


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post #212 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 09:39 AM
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id say bent shaft or wheel but they are new wheels so it shouldnt be bent. maybe its just a really ****ed up tire

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post #213 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Not a bent shaft....same shafts I was running in my LP D30, just transferred over. Tires should be ok....I think that would have been found on the balancing machine. And yeah, I don't think it's the wheels. These aren't crappy cragars anymore so the quality control should be a bit better.

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post #214 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 10:02 AM
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have you tried moving that wobbling wheel to the back?

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Going to do that after class today.

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post #216 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 10:40 AM
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This is a shot in the dark, but I figure you are open to anything at this point: Maybe the wheel bearings are on their way out? Even though your Jeep is relatively low miles, but maybe your wheel bearings are starting to go and it wasnt bad enough to notice with the 31"s but the 35"s exaggerated the problem?
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post #217 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 10:55 AM
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I second the wheel bearing. I had to replace my left front after some wheeling when I got a bad shimmy. I don't know why I didn't think about that before now. But that could be it.

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Ive been saying its either a wheel bearing or the drag link since the beginning...its the ONLY thing that wasnt changed on the front that could cause that

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hey just a thought, have you jacked up the front and just spun the wheel and check the tread make sure its all straight. i had a car once with a wobbly front end and it turned out to be a wavy tread line.
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Well, amidst Connors sadness, I'm a little happy. I might be getting a JK HP44 afterall

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and i might be selling said hp jk 44 to him lol once james emails me back... lol
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post #222 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Straight from my IndyORV post--

Hey fellas, I've got some interesting info. Hung out with Gary today and it was partially tires but mostly jeep. And, as you'll see later in this paragraph, it's the jeep causing the tires to have issues. Anyway, Gary has a friend that knows his **** and breathed some fresh air into my tired head. He looked around at everything up front and agreed that everything looks good. No Gary, not the draglink, track bar, etc. This guy (Destri??) whipped out his measuring tape and measured my track and wheelbase. The front axle is cocked about 1/4", the driver side being back further than the passenger side....very strange since my control arms are the same length. But, frames aren't an exact science from the factory and the larger tires will only bring this flaw to the surface. This agrees with my sympton of a slight pull to the left as well. Basically, the tires are wanting to walk away and they aren't able to, thus producing the wobble. This wobble throws the balancing of the beads off as well. Beads will only work if everything else is running smoothly. Any outside forces that the tires are exposed to will throw those little .12gram beads off and the wobble will begin to get worse and worse until you slow down....that's exactly what's been happening. So, I will be taking some measurements tomorrow in order to find out exactly how the axle needs to be adjusted. Then, I'll make the necessary adjustments to the left front control arms and hopefully that will do the trick. Thanks Gary for helping me out today...we got some variables knocked out and had some damn good food/drinks.


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The steering is yours if you want it. 399 is what I paid for it. I can hold it for however long. Assuming the hp44 sale is on.

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Great. Now tell me how you feel about 1/4" causing the wobble.

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post #225 of 6522 Old 04-16-2009, 07:15 PM
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I think it's possible, but if your tire alignment looks right, I'd make sure your track bar is squared away, and then just adjust the control arm out a little, and the other one in a little until you get it right.

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