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I put new michelin Defender LTX on my vehicle about 1000+ miles ago. It was a giant pain in the ass with multiple visits to the dealer.

Since then the car just hasnt felt "right". Something has been off. Mainly I can feel a lot of feedback from the road at speeds above 55mph. Slightly bumpy road results in a vibrating wrist.

When I first brought in the vehicle, the tech balanced my wheels as 17" on the machine instead of 20" stock overland rims. I drove home like that (unknowingly) and had a ton of vibration. Could anything have happened during that drive that should be checked out? The wheels have since been rebalanced and road force tested but still getting the feedback.

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Re: Need help wording an issue for service advisor

More aggressive off road tires can cause a vibration at high speeds. That's my best guess. I'm no expert.


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I wouldnt call the LTX Aggressive off road tires. Theyre supposed to be nicer road tires since theyre not A/T.

I talked with a buddy who has the same exact style Overland as me and he reported zero vibration in the wheel at any speed. Im thinking when the tech put in the wrong tire size initially and I drove on it that something happened. Balancing a 20" rim as a 17" and then doing 70mph cant be good for the vehicle
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Did you figure out the problem? I think your best bet would be to get the tech to look at it and see what he says.


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Did you figure out the problem? I think your best bet would be to get the tech to look at it and see what he says.


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Yeah, also curious what it took to resolve the issue.
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Re: Need help wording an issue for service advisor

Yes did you get this fixed, or at least inspected? Let us know the result.

I had Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs with 15,000 miles on them transferred from my last WK2 (a 2014) onto my current WK2 (a 2016). I wanted to keep the AT tires.

I'm getting a rhythmic vibration at highway speeds. Will get this checked tomorrow. The balance might be off. I only have 2,000 miles on the new rig, so, 17,000 miles on those tires.
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I put new michelin Defender LTX on my vehicle about 1000+ miles ago. It was a giant pain in the ass with multiple visits to the dealer.

Since then the car just hasnt felt "right". Something has been off. Mainly I can feel a lot of feedback from the road at speeds above 55mph. Slightly bumpy road results in a vibrating wrist.

When I first brought in the vehicle, the tech balanced my wheels as 17" on the machine instead of 20" stock overland rims. I drove home like that (unknowingly) and had a ton of vibration. Could anything have happened during that drive that should be checked out? The wheels have since been rebalanced and road force tested but still getting the feedback.
What tire were you running originally? Your post indicates that the vibration is gone after a fresh alignment, but you are getting more "feedback" from the road. This just sounds like you went to stiffer, sportier tire. Does it feel tighter in the curves?
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Re: Need help wording an issue for service advisor

If your alignment is correct, my understanding is that the Defenders are more of an LT tire. So I agree with Governor that the tire itself may be a factor with that "feel"...LTs are going to be a little stiffer because they are designed handle a little more weight.
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Re: Need help wording an issue for service advisor

This tire doesn't have LT rating in our size. Have them rebalanced. I'm happy with mine in 18 inch size. Ride and handle even better with Bilstein shocks as long as no nivomat shocks in back.


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