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Old 03-26-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Tire issue?

So I just got 35s thrown on and there was a shimmy in the steering wheel at around 55mph. It wasnt big but maybe a quarter of an inch at most. I brought it back to the place I got the tires and they said a tire was slightly out of balance.

The shimmy in the steering wheel is now gone but it seems like I can still HEAR the wobble in the humming of one of the mud tires going down the road.

Is this something I should be concerned over or is it normal to hear when running mud tires on pavement.

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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Have you recently done a lift to fit your 35's? Perhaps you're out of alignment a little.

Mudders are also tough to balance. If you want to try it again, have them use one of those road force balancers. It's also possible it's a defective tire. Mud tires generally aren't very round lol!

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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Yeah just lifted it and put on 35s earlier this week. Picked it up tuesday. Brought it back in today and they seemed to fix the shimmy problem by rebalancing the tires. A friend of mine own's the place and he did say big mud tires are hard to balance.

I can deal with the irregularity in the humming sound if it isnt a big deal. Doesn't seem to affect how it drives. I just wasnt sure if I am splitting hairs. Running a 35 inch mud tire....I can probably assume its never going to be perfect or similiar to all season radials
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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its normal.
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:30 PM   #5
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Yeah it's normal. Mudders make noise. As long as it rides true
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thanks guys.
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What kind of 35's? And where in NY are you? Mark W.
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Yea, Tpr, like the Duke, what 35's are they??

Are they new??

Are they swampers??

If they're new, then you'll get a "HUM", but it should be a Harmonic hum depending on speed, if they're used, then you'll get an irregular hum, based on wear patterns and which side they were worn on !!

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