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Bouncing in turns only at highway speeds, depends on the road
2005 quad cab long bed.
I have 305/55/20 A/T tires on 20X12 wheels. While making turns at highway speeds, generally around 55mph+, the tire on the drivers side bounces kind of like a pogo stick like bounce. Not super fast bounce and not a vibration. Don't feel anything in the steering wheel but feel the whole truck bouncing. No cupping on the tires.
Things to note, all new in the past 20K miles: front bearings, axle u joints, brakes(calipers, pads, rotors, lines), steering linkage, track bar, control arms, ball joints, shocks, end links, sway bar bushings, steering shaft, gear box, PS pump, one piece aluminum DS.
Now most of that stuff I replaced either to fix an alignment issue from leveling (axle off center) or due to age.
It did the same bouncing prior to all of this work, and with the old tires. Old tires were mud tires the previous owner didn't balance. I had originally assumed that was the problem along with the blocky tread. The new tires, I had trouble finding someone to mount and balance and in the back of my mind I still think that might be the issue as I don't think they were done well.
It seems like the issue got more pronounced when I did aftermarket stiff end links (which may be because I need to fix the adjustment as I think they are 1/8 - 1/4" off)
Guess my question is, would tire balance account for tires bouncing, a slowish bounce, only while making right hand turns on some roads at 55+? Since no one will touch my current setup I've been able to find yet, I was thinking of picking up new wheels in a 20X10 from the cyber monday deals. I'd rather not waste my money if I'm not even in the right ballpark.
Tires have been smooth as can be going straight up to 90mph and it really is hit or miss on what roads cause the bouncing (only ever making a turn), but it's felt the most at one particular turn on the highway that appears to have very smooth asphalt. That same stretch is smooth in my mustang and my dads F-150 for example.
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