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dklassen 11-18-2012 05:42 PM

Am I unbalanced?
 
Feels like I have an unbalanced tire in the front except for the fact that I just had them carefully balanced and rotated. Feels like the front right more but maybe both. Hard to tell. Seems to hit around 50mph smooths out then starts up again at about 65mph. I'm running 32in BFG AT's with about 30 or 40% tread left.

Crap tires or should I look elsewhere in the front end?

Mom sold the Jeepster 11-18-2012 08:47 PM

Jack up the front and check for excessive play in the front axle u-joints. Rotate the wheel forward / backward to see how long it takes for the axle to spin

PDXJeeper 11-18-2012 08:58 PM

Just because a tire is balanced does not mean it is round. Try rotating the front and back tires, same sides, just front to back. Before you take the tires off you can check the front end while it is in the air.

dklassen 11-18-2012 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mom sold the Jeepster (Post 3009948)
Jack up the front and check for excessive play in the front axle u-joints. Rotate the wheel forward / backward to see how long it takes for the axle to spin

Thanks, I'll check it out.

dklassen 11-28-2012 04:36 PM

Well, had the TJ checked out today at a 4x shop and they don't see any issues with u joints or other suspension parts. They rebalanced the tires, found one in the front that was off a bit and corrected it.

After all that I still have the same issue in the front (around 65mph). Guess the next step is to replace the tires. Funny thing is even after rotating the tires the issues still stay in the front and don't move with the tires. Can the front end be that sensitive?

Wattapunk 11-28-2012 07:12 PM

New tires will probably correct it. Old tires that are worn uneven will never balance out.

dklassen 11-30-2012 09:25 PM

Makes me think twice about going with another set of BFG's given these still have a fair bit of tread left. Maybe I'll try Duratracs this time around.


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