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Old 12-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #29
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Great news, what brand of tire did you replace with? I'm still touting those Koni FSD shocks to replace your originals
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:13 PM   #30
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Awesome, glad to here it's fixed
Two Thumbs up for FSD's
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:52 PM   #31
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I'm glad the tire problem is resolved but I received an answer from one of the best people that I know that has a handle on this type of issue:

Please review the attachment as well.

Yes I said I never recommend truing a tire.

Now if Michelin or Goodyear wants that it's their decision, I said to check a few things:

1. check the GG ring on the tire, it is the little ring that runs, next to the ring so you can see if the tire is mounted correctly the ring should be even around the rim.
2. need to have the run outs checked on the Rim and Tire.
A. make sure the tire on the front is less then 0.40"
B. Rear tires should be 0.60"
3. The biggest thing to remember is that these wheels are hub piloted not stud piloted. This means the hub and rim must be centered..
A. How to check this go to a (na) dealer and he can do this, but I would call (na) so the customer can have someone call and set this up in advance. However if the customer is truly having issues The Tire company has usually already checked this out.

I guess there are so many variables its hard to cover them all, but this is what I cover in class here is the drawing I show to talk about Hub centering.
(See attached file: Hub centering drawing.doc)
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:07 AM   #32
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Great news, what brand of tire did you replace with? I'm still touting those Koni FSD shocks to replace your originals
Same brand "Roadmaster" by Cooper.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:05 PM   #33
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Number one "lead weights" are out , what we all need to use for the balancing of tires is a product called "Equal" I have been using this product for the past 5 years in all my heavy commercial trucks, we have front steer tires with 35,000 miles and they look brand new, make sure the valve stems are also changed, to be used with the Equal product. the problem with weights is if you pick up a couple of rocks that will throw the balance off, the tire runs with the weights, rocks throws off the balance , remove the rocks, the balance will still be off because of the uneven weights {rocks} that were added, and the tires are done.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:26 PM   #34
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Some like it, others have had problems...
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #35
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Number one "lead weights" are out , what we all need to use for the balancing of tires is a product called "Equal" I have been using this product for the past 5 years in all my heavy commercial trucks, we have front steer tires with 35,000 miles and they look brand new, make sure the valve stems are also changed, to be used with the Equal product.
I started with lead weights and I went to equal. I had equal and I had it removed and went back to lead weights. Wound up with 3 flat tires at different times (equal in the valve stems). Now I'm revisiting that decision because I have a slight vibration in the front of the rig. Could be due to balance but nothing more than that. There is a shop in town here that can spin a 22.5 at various speeds up to 65 MPH I understand so I may have to revist that as well.

Not exactly sure which way to go at the moment but I am getting a little feed back in the wheel. Also concerned about TPMS sensors getting contaminated with powder.
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Some people may not know what a "Road Force" tire balance machine is. I had this problem on a used car that had new tires (el cheapo ones). The tires were round within a 1/16 of an inch and were re-balanced on a reg. machine. No defect found and my car still had a bad vibration. I ended up up at the Les Schwab dealer.

Les Schwab used their Road Force machine and a internal defect was found. So I had new upper level tires installed and the vibration problem was gone. Not all tire dealers have the Road Force machine.
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Definitely want to get them road force balanced if you can..
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This is virtually the same issue that I had when I decided to put lead shot in my tires (10 oz. #7 lead shot in each tire plus some antifreeze for lubrication; old 4X4 trick) - rides like glass now. Plus I noticed that the tires don't always seat evenly. I watched the tech balance my tires and the tread wobbbled like crazy wen spun up on the machine. I made him stop, break the bead and reseat the tires until they ran true. He wasn't using enough solution when he tried to seat the bead in the rim. Also, inflation valve extensions probably throw your balance out of whack too.
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Your reply from LVJ58 was correct. These rims were made in mexico and were not to specs. It is not the tires. I was a service mgr. for a large mh dealer and we had a real probem with Fords. The best answer is to replace the front tires with aluminum wheels. These are forged and machined and therfore round. Itis hard to find F53 rims. so when you locate some, Please post mfg and Pn.
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OP said front tires were 2 years old...............................:d ance:
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Tire issue resolved. Both fronts were out of round and the dealer warranteed them! I only paid for mounting and balancing the new tires. Two brand new tires up front and the ride improved quite a bit. It is obvious, though, the shocks are worn. That's next.
The fat Hula dancer on my dash can now rest!
Bilstiens didn't do it for me. The Monroe RV shock is considerably softer.
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