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Old 09-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #1
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55mph Shimmy

So I have a pretty good idea what is wrong, but wanted some confirmation from others here on the board.

I bed-lined my 18" Sahara Rims over the weekend. Once they were dry I decided to Rotate the spare into the mix and rotate the other tires.

Now when I hit about 55mph I get a decent shimmy in the steering wheel and throughout the jeep.

Now its either two things IMO,
1. The spare wasn't balanced properly
2. The Bed-line caused the tires to be out of balance.

Thoughts?

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Old 09-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #2
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1) probably
2) possibly

Have them checked at your tire balance center and let us know.

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Old 09-19-2011, 11:07 AM   #3
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The bedlining caused the wheels to be out of balance. Get them rebalanced.
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:10 AM   #4
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How long can one wait before doing a balance? I didn't realize I'd need to do it, is it fine to drive on for a week or 2?
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Old 09-19-2011, 11:16 AM   #5
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You should be ok to drive for a lil. Not to big of a deal but you should take care of it ASAP .
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:42 PM   #7
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Looks good, yeah get the tires re-balanced. The bedliner likely threw the balance out of whack.
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Looks good, yeah get the tires re-balanced. The bedliner likely threw the balance out of whack.
I think it may just be the spare because I rotated that in and it was NEVER used prior.

Vehicle has less then 40k on it...
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I think it may just be the spare because I rotated that in and it was NEVER used prior.

Vehicle has less then 40k on it...
That's a big difference in mileage/treadwear. Several members have had similar problems when trying to put a spare into the rotation even after 10K.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:01 PM   #10
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I think it may just be the spare because I rotated that in and it was NEVER used prior.

Vehicle has less then 40k on it...
So take the spare off put the other tire on and see if the problem is still there. On another note if that 1 tire is brand new and the others have 40k on them, now might not have been a good time to rotate a brand new tire in. Just my .02
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That's a big difference in mileage/treadwear. Several members have had similar problems when trying to put a spare into the rotation even after 10K.
Really? I didn't read that, nor thought it would matter. Thanks.

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So take the spare off put the other tire on and see if the problem is still there. On another note if that 1 tire is brand new and the others have 40k on them, now might not have been a good time to rotate a brand new tire in. Just my .02
I am going to do this as soon as I can.

I don't have enough $$ to buy new tires yet so I was trying to maximize their life.
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Really? I didn't read that, nor thought it would matter. Thanks.

I am going to do this as soon as I can.

I don't have enough $$ to buy new tires yet so I was trying to maximize their life.
Well, you Probly should have thought of that about 30000 miles ago . If the treadware is significantly different I'm almost positive it will cause damage to the differentials due to the wheels turning at different speeds. But I could be dead wrong.
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Well, you Probly should have thought of that about 30000 miles ago . If the treadware is significantly different I'm almost positive it will cause damage to the differentials due to the wheels turning at different speeds. But I could be dead wrong.
I bought the jeep used with 35k, the previous owner should have thought about that

I will take the spare off one of these nights and see.

Unfortunately in an apt complex, its hard to jack it up and change.
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Just get the tires balanced. It's worthwhile to watch (if they will let you in the shop). You can look for out of roundness in the tire(s), a bent wheel, etc. Almost all tires will balance to double-zero, however an out of round tire will hop, a bent wheel will cause a shimmy. Put the best tires on the front.

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