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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:34 AM   #16
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I have a shimmy on my XJ at 55 MPH. Doesn't matter what set of tires I have on it (have 3 sets). I have an entirely new front axle (different story), new ball joints, wheel bearings and balanced tirese. It just happens.
That sounds like a bent or out of balance driveshaft.

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Unread 09-23-2013, 07:41 AM   #17
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That sounds like a bent or out of balance driveshaft.
I had to run without the front driveshaft for a year. Pinion bearing went bad and caused extreme vibes. Still had it happening. It's entirely possible that the tires just happen to have bad belts.

Mine isn't a death wobble. Had that happen once on a stock TJ rubicon. Not cool.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 07:51 AM   #18
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Good Day Everyone. Doing some investigating into the vibration concerns on 07 Wrangler. The vibration is coming from the tires. The dealer is giving me credit back of half the original cost which I think is great considering they have 60,000 miles on them. My next questions is, "What is the biggest tire size I can put on there without a lift kit? I am currently using 255 70 18. I am trying to get a more aggressive tire look without the lift. Thank you in advance for your replies.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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Good Day Everyone. Doing some investigating into the vibration concerns on 07 Wrangler. The vibration is coming from the tires. The dealer is giving me credit back of half the original cost which I think is great considering they have 60,000 miles on them. My next questions is, "What is the biggest tire size I can put on there without a lift kit? I am currently using 255 70 18. I am trying to get a more aggressive tire look without the lift. Thank you in advance for your replies.
From the FAQ at the top of this forum.

The JK with stock wheels, no wheel spacer, no lift

32" tires: no rubbing
33" tires: minimal rubbing unless extended bumpstops used
35" tires: don't try unless extended bumpstops used


IMO big tires no lift kind of makes the jeep look like something is off, even lowered. I'd consider some small spring spacers, a leveling kit.
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Unread 09-28-2013, 08:52 AM   #20
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Thank you Filthy-Beast. I will definitely keep reference to your post. I will check with the tire dealer to see what the height of the new tire is.
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Unread 11-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #21
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Hello Everyone. Just a quick update on the front end shimmy at 55 MPH. I replaced the tires due to a factory defect, they replaced them with a huge credit back. We also, forced balanced the tires all the way around. That solved all my concerns. Thank you all kindly for your help.
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