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Old 07-17-2015, 03:20 PM
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Bent tire

So long story short my Jeep and I had a trailer accident where the trailer jack knifed and came around and hit my tire/wheel (since the trailer is wider than my jeep). After that everything looked okay so I got back on the road and kept driving, but then I looked at my rear driver side tire and it had a little wobble to it. Went home brakes, axles, everything checked out okay so I figured the wheel was just bent. Got a new wheel and got it mounted, but the tire still wobbled. So now the only thing is the tire is bent. I've been driving around with a slight wobble for about 2 weeks now. I figured that's a better option the spending the money on a new tire. What's your opinion? Should I get a new tire?

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Old 07-17-2015, 03:43 PM   #2
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If the rim or axle isn't bent then yea most likely you broke one of the metal radials in the tire. I have had that happen and made my truck feel like it was falling apart, better to fix now before it gets worse and have blow out. Those metal radials are what keeps your tire uniform and round, if there is any bulges in the tire than its a dead giveaway

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Old 07-17-2015, 09:39 PM
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There's no dead give aways. No bulges. Probably couldn't even notice it was bent until driving.
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Try the axle might be bent.

2weeks later and you have not been to a shop for professional advice???
At least go to a tire shop. Get it balanced.
Wobble = Wear = Heat = BlowOut.....
What are you waiting for?
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Might be a good time to put your spare on.
That would make it obvious the tire is tits-up if it fixes the issue.
If not you can bet it's the axle.
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Try the axle might be bent. 2weeks later and you have not been to a shop for professional advice??? At least go to a tire shop. Get it balanced. Wobble = Wear = Heat = BlowOut..... What are you waiting for?
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Okay. The only professional advice I've gotten it when I got the new wheel mounted and balanced, but I didn't mention the accident.
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why not ?
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Might be a good time to put your spare on.
That would make it obvious the tire is tits-up if it fixes the issue.
If not you can bet it's the axle.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:58 PM
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I'm going to try the spare tire
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Okay. The only professional advice I've gotten it when I got the new wheel mounted and balanced, but I didn't mention the accident.
why wouldn't you mention the accident? That seems like information a professional should know in order to diagnose the problem!
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:56 PM
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Well considering I wasn't going to them to have a problem diagnosed
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:11 PM
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Spare tire wobbles identically to my regular tire. I'm assuming now bent axle. Now for the real question: Continue to put money into a weak D35 or upgrade to a new axle..
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Spare tire wobbles identically to my regular tire. I'm assuming now bent axle. Now for the real question: Continue to put money into a weak D35 or upgrade to a new axle..
I think you answered your own question, new better axle!!
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:44 PM
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So this should work?
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That would be the best bet right there!
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:16 AM
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Update: D35 axle shaft was bent, new axle shaft got here today, and just finished install. No more tire wobble!!!! Thank you to everyone who helped me!

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