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post #1 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
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steering wheel shimmy at aprox 50 mph

Constant shaking of the steering wheel right around 50 mph?
speed up or slow down 5mph and it stops
35" tires
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not sure if a tire is out of balance or posibly ball joints, everything else seem tight.

What do you think?
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 09:45 AM
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My first guess would be out of balance. Could be any number of other things, but I'd start with the simplest one first.

Have you tried rotating the wheels?
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 09:49 AM
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My first guess would be out of balance. Could be any number of other things, but I'd start with the simplest one first.

Have you tried rotating the wheels?
Yep - I'd agree with Phil. If it's speed-specific, then its usually a tire balancing issue.
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post #4 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 06:38 PM
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x3 on the tire balance if its only at that specific speed
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post #5 of 8 Old 05-05-2011, 07:15 PM
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x4 on out of balanced tire. Dealt with that several times. At exactly 45MPH then it would go away at 48mph!
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-07-2011, 06:48 PM
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Same here had the shake at 50, once hit 55 no shake. After balancing all was good again.
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post #7 of 8 Old 05-07-2011, 07:26 PM
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You wouldn't happen to have Pro Comp tires would you? They wobble.
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post #8 of 8 Old 05-07-2011, 08:01 PM
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x5 or 6 on the out of balance. I had the same problem, had 'em balanced AND rotated while they had them off the Jeep. Goodbye shimmy!
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