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Old 12-01-2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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left rear wheel wobbling

so i just installed my 31's. i went for a test drive and pointed my driver side mirror down at my rear wheel. it's something i've always been paranoid of, i guess. so yeah, it was wobbling as i drove down the road. nothing i could feel and nothing i noticed (or looked for) with my stock setup. iss it possible it's not mounted straight? it was the first wheel i put on.. i don't know. or is it indicative of a ad axle? TIA.

oh and pics of the new wheels / tires to come tomorrow when the light is shining again.

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Did you have the axle and wheel off the ground when you tightened down your lug nuts?? If all 5 of your lug nuts are torqued properly then it shouldn't be installed wrong. What kind of wheels are they?? Some black steel rims are out of round from the factory and can cause it. I have noticed this same problem on a buddies jeep when he had a bent axle shaft. Could be a couple different answers to your question.

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Did you have the axle and wheel off the ground when you tightened down your lug nuts?? If all 5 of your lug nuts are torqued properly then it shouldn't be installed wrong. What kind of wheels are they?? Some black steel rims are out of round from the factory and can cause it. I have noticed this same problem on a buddies jeep when he had a bent axle shaft. Could be a couple different answers to your question.
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i guess it's my axle. i just jacked it back up and double checked the lugs and all is good.

thanks for the responses.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:57 AM   #5
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If the tires are torqued properly I would check the rims by taking them in and spinning them on a wheel balancer before condeming the axle.
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Old 12-03-2006, 02:51 PM   #6
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I would too. At any good tire place they have a gauge to see how out of round the wheels are. That should be a free service at the same place you just had them put on. Check that first before you buy new axles. Do you know which rear axle you have?
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Old 12-03-2006, 03:59 PM   #7
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well, i just went out and swapped it with my 5th wheel and have the exact same results. the rest of the wheels are all fine...

and i just have a dana 30.
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the 30 will be your front axle. You either have a Dana 35 or Dana 44 in the rear. You can tell by the drain plug in your diff cover. The 35 is rubber and the 44 is a screw in steel plug.
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sorry, i'm still a newb. :o

i'm pretty sure it's just the dana 35. my jeep is just a little 4 cylinder.
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its a dana 35

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