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1997 dodge ram 2500 wth diesel engine. 188,000 miles. Just replaced all 4 tires. This condition just started. If hit a bump just right or an uneven road surface at 30 mph or more I get a very strong wobble or vibration in front end. Very violent in nature. If almost come to complete stop it stops as if nothing happened. If on a normal road it drives perfectly.

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  • jimtumblewee Jan 02, 2011

    You could be right as new tires with brand i never had before. Also, it just passed inspection so i don't think anything mechanical could be wrong wth it. Will Have tires checked

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OK, I would take the vehicle back to where the tires were purchased, and ask them to rebalance the tires/wheels. If the problem continues, ask if you can exchange the tires for new ones of another brand. I usually recommend Goodyear or Michelin tires for all round performance, traction, and wear.

I had a bad shimmy at 55 mph and above on a Cadillac Deville Limo, and it went away after I purchased 4 new Goodyear Assurance tires from Sears, and inflated them to the Limo's spec of 44 psi.

Your vehicle probably has a lower pressure, say 35 psi, which is typical.

Also, check that the front end parts are all tight. For instance, if the bearings were loose, or the tie rod ends were loose, or the shock absorbers were bad, you may get these symptoms that you described.

Good luck with getting the right tire and front end combination on your vehicle to reduce lack of control on irregular roads.

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jan 02, 2011

    Yes, I would definitely have those tires checked out thoroughly before the exchange or refund period expires.

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