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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

Instead of using the Hunter Road Force machine and making sure the tech is using/setting it correctly (i.e., back cone, use a pin plate, residual static minimization or ProBalanc etc... ), would using just a regular wheel/tire balancer have done the trick?

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Just had mine rebalanced correctly today and the shimmy is gone! Thnx again for the detailed info Hennessy!


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I'm from your neighborhood, Fort Lee, where did you go to get yours done right? I have a 2014 Grand Cherokee Limited (18" wheels on Michelin Latitudes) and been dealing with this since new. Although it's better it still shimmys every so often.
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Just had mine rebalanced correctly today and the shimmy is gone! Thnx again for the detailed info Hennessy!


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Great News! Glad you got it fixed!
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Instead of using the Hunter Road Force machine and making sure the tech is using/setting it correctly (i.e., back cone, use a pin plate, residual static minimization or ProBalanc etc... ), would using just a regular wheel/tire balancer have done the trick?
Yes absolutely if the Tech knows what they are doing! I strongly prefer a Coats as they use a Direct Drive Motor instead of In-Direct Drive. Their Drive System is far Superior to any on the market, it is like comparing a HEMI to a VEGA 140 Overhead Cam Engine from the 70's. I can absolutely guarantee better results if all the proper steps are taken by the tire Tech! This especially means back coning, pin plating, residual static minimization or ProBalance on any Balancer for the Best Results!
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

Has anybody ever been to RCT performance in Queens, NY?
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

Chrysler should send out the proper tech tips to all the dealers worldwide how to proper balance the SRT wheels, all they have to do is send the information out on the computers world wide to get the workers upgraded in their skill.
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Has anybody ever been to RCT performance in Queens, NY?

yes, had my oem rotors and brake pads changed by them. i changed out my oem rotors for brembo cross drilled rotors and hawk front and stop tech back pads. very satisfied w service and would recommend them. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1473154635.719768.jpg


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yes, had my oem rotors and brake pads changed by them. i changed out my oem rotors for brembo cross drilled rotors and hawk front and stop tech back pads. very satisfied w service and would recommend them. Attachment 71744


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Do they know how to roadforce balance properly?
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

Had my shop turn off smart weight, 1 Wheel was an Ounce OVER and 1 wheel was 3/4 of an ounce under. no more shimmy.
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

I just had new Michelin Defender LTX M/S 265/50R20 put on yesterday and mine were smooth at 75 mph first time out so that's a first on this jeep with balancing. I did print the smart weight turn off procedure above and told the tech that the jeep had a sensitive wheel/suspension setup. he spent a lot of time with it and said he did some variation of smart weight off. he said he got all road force numbers down pretty low with the highest being 9, which I remember from before anytime you are in single digits is very good.

Hopefully these tires last a while. the stock forteras I got rid of at 10k because they were shaking bad handling garbage, the Michelin latitude tour HP were a good tire I liked but only lasted 26k with 4/32 remaining. so at 36k I'm on my 3rd set of tires hoping I'm done spending money on tires for a while.
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

Does anybody know any shops in NYC/NJ that uses low taper collets and pin plate for their balance machine? I can't seem to find a shop that uses low taper collets.
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Re: Steering wheel shimmy anybody?

For the record I recommend a Coats Direct Drive Balancer with ProBalance Technology over anything on the market. There is not a more accurate and consistent Balancer on the planet.
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