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Old 06-01-2017, 06:30 PM
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I drive the 53 at least once a week a couple miles. Today, ran great, pretty smooth, until about 45 mph. She started shaking, almost like 4x4 death wobble. I tried to go through it but the faster i went, the harder she shook. I cant find anything loose or broken. It just started today and i haven't done anything to her since the last drive. Any suggestions as to where i should start?
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Old 06-01-2017, 06:49 PM
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Tire separation? Everything else being equal, that's my guess...

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Old 06-01-2017, 06:53 PM
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The front tires are pretty old and dry rotten. Seems logical it only shakes at the same speed every time.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:13 PM
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I think you found the source... try another pair and tell us if it works...

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I had a pair of tires like that on my 33 so I put new ones on and fixed the issue
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Old 06-01-2017, 08:47 PM
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I looked them over good, ended up degreasing everything underneath but, they are cracked pretty bad in spots. The guy i traded the car from bought them new and never drove on them. It sat for years in a yard until i got it. If im correct, the rims would be 15x5? If so, do you think a 165/8015 would be too narrow for a 5 inch rim?
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Old 06-01-2017, 09:14 PM
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That tire size should work with 5" rims. Sounds like new front tires are a good idea even if it doesn't fix the wobble.
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Old 06-02-2017, 10:07 AM
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Basic safety items (like tires) should be a primary concern before you pull out of the driveway, much less drive on public roads...
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:02 PM
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Maybe she needs a little alcohol in the fuel tank
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:05 PM
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Basic safety items (like tires) should be a primary concern before you pull out of the driveway, much less drive on public roads...
I only drive her about once or twice a week out here in the country, the middle of nowhere, just to see if there is a problem. Never too far away i couldnt walk home. I wont ever take her into town until all the bugs are worked out. I dont want to get hurt or even worse, hurt someone else.
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