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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

The dealer road forced balanced three different sets of Goodyear tires , this is the worst set on the vehicle. I also installed Firestone Destination ST that I paid for and it didn't change a thing .
I just measured radial runout on the front tires . I have one that measures 0.075" , and the other tire is 0.015"-0.020" , big difference. I know the Goodyear tires are really cheap tires. The dealer was supposed to get a set of Michelins but they weren't readily available.
i went to the dealer yesterday to get all the work orders for all the times i went back to the dealer , i may need to pursue this further
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There can be bad tires from any brand, it happens. The case with the Forteras is that it seems to happen a lot!
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So I have a question.... those who had road force done... did they give your the assembly out of weight number. 24 pounds is the max before classified a fail but over 18 pounds I can usually tell.
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Pay a tire shop to Road Force balance them. If my dealership does not fix mine Thursday that's what I plan in doing as a last resort.
Ya I had these on my 11 Laredo x for a couple months ..... Flawless....
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Ya I had these on my 11 Laredo x for a couple months ..... Flawless....
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Me neither???
Not sure what Badass was talking about.

What I was trying to say is that it may be worth it ($80 ?) to have a tire shop Road Force balance the OEM tires....down to the single digits. If I remember, I think the dealership got all 4 of my Lattitudes between 10-15 putting the lower tires up front, which helped a bit. If all else fails, I will be buying new tires either Michelin LTX M/S2 or Firestone Destination LE2.
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Not sure what Badass was talking about.

What I was trying to say is that it may be worth it ($80 ?) to have a tire shop Road Force balance the OEM tires....down to the single digits. If I remember, I think the dealership got all 4 of my Lattitudes between 10-15 putting the lower tires up front, which helped a bit.
Yep, that is exactly best practice.... all wheels and all tires have slight imperfections and heavy spots, so it usually fixes a lot of things

My issues was that with the Forteras that sometimes it came back.

I didn't get what BA was saying either.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

So, some of you guys school me here. What is the standard measurement that you try to achieve with a road force balancing? I didn't get the previous comment by badass either, unless he was referring to a previous post where someone mentioned putting Michelin tires on to fix the problem.
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So, some of you guys school me here. What is the standard measurement that you try to achieve with a road force balancing? I didn't get the previous comment by badass either, unless he was referring to a previous post where someone mentioned putting Michelin tires on to fix the problem.
24 pounds centrifical force is the max before it is out of spec.... some tire companies do not respect this.

17 pounds I mentioned you may still feel... 10 is pretty good. Many Michelin's on a good rim can get down to a couple of pounds.

Rim matching the tire is offsetting the heavy side of the tire and the heavy side of the rim.

Also if it is a Hunter, it needs an outter rim adapter for the 20s (no ledge)
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

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24 pounds centrifical force is the max before it is out of spec.... some tire companies do not respect this.

17 pounds I mentioned you may still feel... 10 is pretty good. Many Michelin's on a good rim can get down to a couple of pounds.

Rim matching the tire is offsetting the heavy side of the tire and the heavy side of the rim.

Also if it is a Hunter, it needs an outter rim adapter for the 20s (no ledge)
Good info. So when you say some tire companies do not respect the 24 lbs centrifugal force, the tire company might say that over 24 lbs would still be in spec? Am I understanding this right?

I understand the rim matching, I asked about this and got a response that led me to believe the dealer employee didn't know what that meant. Not good.

I am going to spend some time talking to the service guys when I go in this time and get them to understand what the vehicle is doing and to get them to give me the readings once they have performed the road force balancing.
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Re: 2014 GCs that have steering shimmy over 60MPH

I had the same issue. My 2014 overland has been in twice for this issue. I think it's fixed now
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