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Old 10-07-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
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Smile Vibration Problem Solved!

I have had a vibration problem in my jeep for a while now. It really felt like a drive line issue so I decided to try to adjust my pinion angle and check and grease u-joints. After 5 attempts at doing this I still had vibration and when the pinion angle was corrected. The I went to my front gears. They had just been replaced with 456's and thought maybe they were effed up. It was expensive to have someone tear it apart so went the obvious and cheaper route. The solution came when I remembered that my tires had not been balance in over a year. Being that they are 35's, they were way over due. I went to Tires Plus since no one else will put my jeep on a lift (they think it will fall off because of the lift and tires which is BS) and had them do the rotation and balance. It ended up taking them 2 hrs because of the size weight. The guy at the desk was pissed. He was like "those tires weigh more than I do, we almost couldn't do it. We had to put 5oz of weight on one rim!" This guy was clearly pushing 300lbs so eff that guy and his store. Anyway he was also mad because they couldn't charge me double the money because it took twice as long so they lost out on making any money on me. Whatever. In any case the vibration is completely gone! Sometimes the solution is the most simple and obvious.

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Old 10-07-2010, 08:26 PM   #2
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Nice. I've "solved" vibration issues where the steering wheel shakes at 45-55 mph just by doing a rotation and putting the "bad" tires on the back. I've done it on 2 jeeps and so far i'm 100% success! (but you can only do it once!)

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haha awesome! Jeeps should come standard with at least 35's
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