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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Hi Guys have appointment with Discount Tire on Friday to inspect tires for flat spotting. They mentioned having to put wheels on balancer how to you guys
feel about Discount Tire experience to balance wheels correctly





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Hi Guys have appointment with Discount Tire on Friday to inspect tires for flat spotting. They mentioned having to put wheels on balancer how to you guys
feel about Discount Tire experience to balance wheels correctly

Jon
Just make sure they have a road force balancer, Hunter 9700 I think it is called, some places have them some dont. Standard spin balancing often won't do it if you have balance problems on these larger 20s
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Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

I've been having the same problem and two dealerships stating it was designed that way. Pisses me off I have a 2011 GC Overland. Did it with the factory tires on 20's and the Nitto's I had put on. Any suggestions on getting it fixed would be appreciated...
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

This for me has been an issue since around 5000 miles, if you have read my previous post, I have an appointment at Discount tire to check for flat spotting
although I'm not sure about Discount tire but that's where Goodyear is sending me for this warranty issue.

Some people on this forum have had success with Michelin's , that's kinda the direction I'm headed but with only 14,600 miles on my Goodyear Fortera's I
would like to get some more use out of them.

Also my shimmy / shake seems to be more when tires are cold or when they sit over night which is leading me to believe they are flat spotting.

I will keep you posted !

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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

How do people feel about the Michelin's Premier LTX on here , has anyone tried them ?


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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

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I only have shaking issues when tire pressure is below 45PSI I run mine at max pressure sometimes a little over when they get hot. No shaking.
Jeff,

This was the best advice I ever received. I was running 34-36 lbs cold in my new 285/40/22 and I had the cold shimmy problem at 58-62. I increased the cold psi to 43 as the max is 50 psi and i would say 99.9% is gone. I park in a garage and travel 12mile sot work daily and this morning it was perfect. Ride home tonite perfect. I'm still running 33-36 in the rears but will bring them up to 43 tomorrow.

Thanks so much, your advice has solved one of those problems that just annoyed me that I couldn't fix till now.
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How do people feel about the Michelin's Premier LTX on here , has anyone tried them ?


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the premier is the replacement for the latitude tour HP. It has not been out very long , should be a good on road tire. in the Michelin all seasons for 265/50R20 the Premier would be a good on road tire with emphasis on wet traction and if you want V rated. The Defender LTX M/S would be a good on road tire but also slanted towards mild-medium off road and ok on snow. depends on what people are looking for but in my opinion the Defender LTX M/S is the way to go for the grand Cherokee in an all season tire.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Check out the reviews on Tirerack on the Yokohama Parada Spec X, they are always one of the highest. I have has 3 sets so far 265/50/20 304/40/22 and 285/40/22 they are the best tire I have ever run. including winter.

Now for the best part. Go to simpletire.com the 265/50/20 are $98.00 and about $18.00 shipping..
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

Thanks for the input guys, I'll check the PARADA SPEC-X outs. Well here's also
an update to my Discount tire visit yesterday.


They inspected all for Goodyear Fortera's tire's and found no flat spotting and also they said they were running true. Now they did find 2 out of the four out of
balance one by .75 and the other 1.25, funny since the dealer said awhile back
they were balanced perfectly.


So the question that everyone wants to know is my shimmy /shake gone well
no actually slightly worse it's now more constant . This is way I don't care much about Discount tire things just get worse when I go there.

My next step for now is trying to run about 42 psi cold in them a few have had people on this site have mentioned this and had success.
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Re: Steering wheel vibration at 70MPH

The Factory warranty on the tires requires a certified goodyear dealer to not only check for flat spots but requires the tires to be tested on a Hunter Road Force balancer, That device generates a number . if that number is much higher than 12-14 you have an issue . Lets say it 28. They would break both the beads on the tire so it can be rotated on the rim. the rotate it 180 degrees and then balance it and road force test it again. If they cant get that number below that #12 again they are required to prorate the tire and since all 4 need to be changed at once you get a prorated $$ for all 4. Did Tire Discount Road Force your tires and what was each tires road force number?
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll check the PARADA SPEC-X outs. Well here's also
an update to my Discount tire visit yesterday.

They inspected all for Goodyear Fortera's tire's and found no flat spotting and also they said they were running true. Now they did find 2 out of the four out of
balance one by .75 and the other 1.25, funny since the dealer said awhile back
they were balanced perfectly.

So the question that everyone wants to know is my shimmy /shake gone well
no actually slightly worse it's now more constant . This is way I don't care much about Discount tire things just get worse when I go there.

My next step for now is trying to run about 42 psi cold in them a few have had people on this site have mentioned this and had success.
Did they road force balance them or just a standard spin balance?
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The Factory warranty on the tires requires a certified goodyear dealer to not only check for flat spots but requires the tires to be tested on a Hunter Road Force balancer, That device generates a number . if that number is much higher than 12-14 you have an issue . Lets say it 28. They would break both the beads on the tire so it can be rotated on the rim. the rotate it 180 degrees and then balance it and road force test it again. If they cant get that number below that #12 again they are required to prorate the tire and since all 4 need to be changed at once you get a prorated $$ for all 4. Did Tire Discount Road Force your tires and what was each tires road force number?
I just got $617cdn credit with GY for my Forterra tires. Didn't want another set....got Adventure ATs in 275 55 r 20. Vibe is virtually gone and steering is much improved.
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