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Old 10-29-2010, 09:23 AM
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Default 94 Ranger Front End Shimmy

I have a 94 Ranger 2WD EXT Cab 3.0L with 133,000 mi. I just had new tires put on, balanced, new shocks, and an alignment. Above about 50 -55 mph, I get a shimmy that feel like it's coming from the front. The steering wheel doesn't wobble, and the vehicle tracks straight. No noticeable noises when going over bumps. Any ideas what might be causing the shimmy?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:33 AM
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Default Re: 94 Ranger Front End Shimmy

did it start after the alignment?
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: 94 Ranger Front End Shimmy

There was a lot more shaking with the old tires and prior to the alignment along with some drift to the right at all speeds. The front tires were cupped pretty bad on the inner edges, but they were not rotated for quite some time either(my fault there). It rode pretty bad before all the work, so it's hard to tell if it was worse after the alignment. Do you think re-doing the alignment would help?
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:56 PM
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Default Re: 94 Ranger Front End Shimmy

it sounds to me like you have some worn out steering or suspension components like tie rod ends and/ or ball joints but the alignment shop should have caught that when they did the alignment.
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-RCD Suspension lift
-33x12.5 BFG KM2's on Mickey Thomson classic locks
-4:56 gears
-Auburn gear LS
-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

2005 F-150 Lariat 4x4
-LED third brake light
-Weathertech floor liners
-Edge tuner
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