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Old 09-12-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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steering wheel shake at 20-30 mph only accelerating

I have a 1997 jeep wrangler sport on 305-70-16's. The other day me and my 9 year old son where driving, off course with no doors or top. And we were coming up to a railroad tracks. He said daddy go fast over them. So I did. About 30 mph. They were very small easy tracks. I hardly felt it. I have a 4 inch old man emu suspension lift. Well now my steering wheel shakes when I'm going from 20 to 30 mph only during accelerating. I had my tires balanced yesterday and it helped a little. But there is still a shake. The rear track bars and everything underneith seem fine. Any ideas on what this maybe.

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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Oops I posted in the wrong spot. I'm a newbie....

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Old 09-12-2010, 12:14 PM   #3
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it's possible that you knocked the front end out of alignment.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:17 PM   #5
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I know it's not the death wobble. It may need a alignment though. It actually drives excellent, except for when I'm at 20 to 30. It drives perfect on interstates...
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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had and fixed a similar problem cept mine was at 54mph and stopped around 65. Mine was a tire balance problem and getting it done did wonders. Have to ask-did they use a bubble or spin balancer, 2 front or all tires, and did they know what you were trying to fix? reason i ask-spin in my mind is better as it should involve both sides of the tire where as bubble is basically just 1 side. Was it done by some who seemed to know what he was doing or did he look like a mcDonnalds Tech gradiuate? And if they did not know what the problem you were trying to fix, they may not have been that precise. I only had the front done and it fixed the problem, but if it had not I would have gotten the rear done also. Not sure how much rear out of bal would affect things but kinda think it would being such a short wheel base. Like in the link-start with the basic stuff and 9 out of 10 times it will be something simple and it saves alot of time and $$. Next step would have been in for an alinement and sure any other problems would have been caught and also fixed.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #7
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Well I got it done at merchants tire. And they did all four tires. Not sure about what machine the used. It only cost me 40.00 dollars. Yeah the guy was a older guy and he said that the front were way off and the the back passenger side was just a little off. And the driver rear was almost perfect. I may have to go with the alignment. I was planning on buying some new rims and possibly 35's for my jeep. So I was kinda hoping to wait on doing that when I get my new tires. The two rear tires I have on there now are brand new and the fronts are about 70% tread. I don't have a bend rim either...

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