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Old 03-21-2013, 07:51 AM
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I just put new tires on my 98 ranger, 265/75R16. Tires balanced perfect, front end aligned and tight. My issue is I get a violent shaking in the steering when I hit a bump in the road. Is there something I'm missing? Any help/thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:07 AM
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:09 AM
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I just put new tires on my 98 ranger, 265/75R16. Tires balanced perfect, front end aligned and tight. My issue is I get a violent shaking in the steering when I hit a bump in the road. Is there something I'm missing? Any help/thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated!
Take it back to the tire shop
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:18 AM
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That wont be much help, I mounted and balanced them myself and they ran great... It's a very perplexing issue...
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:05 PM
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Had same issue except not so violent at the shop getting tire checked and rebalanced will post results tires are 235/65/r15 so not to much bigger than stock

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Also you might wanna double check shocks sound more like a suspension issue
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:10 PM
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rebalance did wonders and add two psi to all tires feels good so far
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:02 AM
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Thanks all, I'm going to throw in a new set of shocks, re balance and play with the pressures....
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:26 AM
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check your upper ball joints
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:28 AM
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check your upper ball joints
^^This, I am thinking your alignment is not as tight as you think it is.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:53 PM
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Your wheels aren't balanced properly, if it viabrates when you brake, it your rotor.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:18 PM
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Your wheels aren't balanced properly, if it viabrates when you brake, it your rotor.
It vibrates when he hits a bump not when driving. Has nothing to do with unbalanced tires. Something in the suspension and steering is life or bad.
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:27 PM
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Check if your wheel bearings are too loose

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Old 03-22-2013, 11:45 PM
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^^This, I am thinking your alignment is not as tight as you think it is.
My money would be on the joints too, upper or lower, check both front wheels for warn ball joints

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check your upper ball joints
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Old 03-22-2013, 11:51 PM
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Oh in that case roll down you window, if you hear a rattling metal noise when you drive most likely your shock, if you turn your key second click but don't start it an turn you steering wheel left and right and hear a clanking or clicking itl be one or some of your balljoints. If your boots on your ball joints are ripped or broken then most likely you'll have to change them anyways. If its that get new ball joints with a grease fitting so that way you can pile grease into them whenever you need to and they should last for a long time if not till you get rid of your truck. Hard to tell when yor driving what it is exactly.

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And for bearing grab your actually wheel ad shake it left and right, if you feel play it would be your bearing, push and pull an if it has play it's you ball joints
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:42 AM
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Big thanks to everyone for the help! Changed the shocks, set front pressure to 36psi, rear to 32psi... No more issues....
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