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Hey from Dallas Texas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1lowlife, May 4, 2016.

  1. May 4, 2016 at 10:06 AM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife [OP] New Member

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    I found this site searching for an answer to why my steering wheel shimmys with my new Anthem wheels.
    I hope to hang out and learn something here.

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  2. May 4, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome!
    Typically alignment or tire wear or tire balance.
     
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  3. May 4, 2016 at 11:01 AM
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    Sean266

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    Welcome from CO!
     
  4. May 4, 2016 at 11:33 AM
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    1lowlife

    1lowlife [OP] New Member

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    Thanks guys..

    Not sure if I should start a thread about it.
    In my google searching I found a member here that has the same wheels and wanted to send him a PM.

    Alignment is good.
    I had no shimmy with the same tires with stock wheels.
    I've only had the new wheels on for about 3 months.

    I have a 2014 2wd DC with the TSS package, only 17K miles.
    Leveled with Bilstien 6112s, 5160s in the rear.
    Right now the truck sits perfectly level, going to add some Coachbuiler shackles later this summer and get a little rake back.
    Stock wheels are black TSS 20x9 with 50+ offset.
    Stock tires BFG KO 285/55/20.
    No problems until I bought Anthem wheels, only difference was the new wheels were 18+ offset.
    I used the stock tires.
    I've had my wheels balanced 6 times, twice with road force.
    Had them turn the tires and remount as well.

    Shimmy was really bad at first, more like shake out of my hands.
    The wheel seller has sent me 2 extra wheels (no cost to me), 2 were bad when new according to my second tire guy (he did the road force).
    They needed a ton of weight even without a tire.
    I'm returning the bad wheels today, at the sellers expense.
    I'd like to send them all back, but don't think they will refund the mounted wheels.
    I will say Anthem has been very helpful throughout this ordeal.
    But in the end, my tundra doesn't like these wheels, and I (nor anyone else) can figure out why.

    I can't get rid of the 55 to 70 mph shimmy.
    Sometimes is seems better than others.
    Just when I think it is gone, it comes back.
    Runs smooth 0 to 55 and 70 to 95.

    I'm about ready to put my stock wheels back on but I sure do like the wider offset with my fender flares.
    I KNOW the shimmy will go away with the stock wheels.
    Had my tire guy put 2 stock wheels back on the front and it went away.

    Thought I could just deal with the shimmy, but I can't.
    I noticed over the weekend it is worse on wet roads.
    There is no reason I should deal with a shaking steering wheel on a one year old truck for the next 10 years.
    I intend to keep this truck at least that long.
    I had my 05 Tundra DC for 11 years and 135K miles.

    I've wasted over $400 in trips to tire shops, mounting, balancing, remounting, etc..
    I've spent hours and hours googling and reading about Tundras having issues with SOME aftermarket wheels.
    Lots of threads on several forums on the shimmy, but there is no clear answer to want causes the issue.
    I know several guys on my other Tundra forum that have no issues with their aftermarket wheels.
    Some even have the same size/offset that I'm running.

    I've tried everything, including extended thread lug nuts..
     
  5. May 4, 2016 at 1:07 PM
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    csuviper

    csuviper Moderator Staff Member

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    Man that sucks that you have gone through so much and you still have the shimmy. It has to be the balance of the tires/wheels since you have tested with stock back on and it went away. Nothing with the truck. If i were you i would return all wheels and try again with a different set/style. Could be in the tires though too so swapping them out might be a good idea as well.
    More trial and error and more time. Sorry i cant be of any real help here.
     
  6. May 4, 2016 at 2:49 PM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar, - HID Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards, - Headlight leveling retrofit - P1 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall. - 3/1 leveling kit - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling, - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock (soon) - Remote Tailgate mod (soon) - LED Headlights (soon) - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit
    Have you tried moving the suspect tire/wheels to different locations to see if the problem changed? Some tires are just defective from the factory. A reputable tire shop should be able to help you figure out what's going on.
     
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