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Old 06-06-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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2010 JK vibration at 55-60 sometimes

This if my first jeep and I know it will have a little different ride than my previous SUV's. I just bought it 2 weeks ago with 5k miles. Aftermarket items it came with which I believe could effect the slight shimmy might be: 4" Pro-Comp Performance Accessories brand lift kit; New Coils, Shocks and accessories. Upgraded front steering stabilizer shock 35" Fierce Attitude Tires Just dropped it off at the local Jeep dealership and they indicated everything looked fine with the components but stated it is probably the tires and there was nothing I can do but deal with it. I might agree but it only happens about 60% of the time at speeds above 55. It is not a vibration that is yanking the steering wheel out of my hand but does not feel like normal operation. Any ideas? Otherwise, I might need to find a specialty shop to diagnose. thanks

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Old 06-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #2
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check if theres any play in your driveshaft,yolks could be bad.

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Old 06-07-2011, 07:47 AM   #3
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Play meaning movement in either direction while in park? If so, I did that last night and seemed solid.
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They said it was probably the tires but did they check for balance or just look everything over. It does sound like it's a balance issue. I would take it to a performance tire shop and have them balanced on the rig. That is the best way to balance tires. Especially, that you're running 35's. As the tire size increases there is less room for error. You may only feel it 60% of the time due to road conditions. Even though it could be something else I would want to rule out the balancing, especially because you don't know how it was initially done. They could have done a basic bubble balance which is not the way to do it for the best result. Make sure it's done with your tires on the vehicle.
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:16 AM   #5
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I ended up taking it to a performance shop in which they road forced balanced the wheels. That fixed most of the vibration. Thanks for the suggestion.
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