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PostSubject: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:20 pm

Ok. My SS pulls side to side over wavy or bumpy roads. When i had the 15's on the car it was fine . never went side to side. But when i put my SS wheels on thats when the problem occurs.Ive swap the the tires around also.

is it the idler arm? front shocks were done in 08?alignment (done in 07)? ball joints?tie rods?

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:56 pm

could be the width of the tires, and the crown of the road. My Imp does the same thing with the stockers on, but with the 9C1 wheels its fine.

Just to be safe, check your alignment best you can. If its darting could be anything, I'm taking mine next week to the alignment shop just to be sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:01 pm

FYI: I believe the car had both tie rods replaced within the last 5K miles before you bought it.

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:04 pm

What kind of tires are on the SS wheels? I read someplace that people were getting that from the BFG KDWs.

I think my brother's Roadmaster did this when he put wider tires on SS wheels on it, but I'm not certain. Might be an idler arm issue or something that gets more apparent with wider tires?
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:04 pm

I went thru 5 Idler arms they don't last long with wide wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:26 pm

The ss wheels will uncover any excessive play in your suspension.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:15 pm

If they are BFG's, that's your problem right there. Had 3 sets and they ALL did that. Effin HATED those tires!

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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:17 am

yes they are the bfg's. looks like i will be getting tires soon. Its so dangerous sometimes, like when theres another car in the other lane.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:40 am

BoSStonsSS wrote:
yes they are the bfg's. looks like i will be getting tires soon. Its so dangerous sometimes, like when theres another car in the other lane.

Yea, i've had some close calls, freaking front ends!! Got to be away to tighten them up and make them last. I mean after all i'm running stock rims and tires.
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PostSubject: Re: Suspension!!   Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:36 pm

No Moa wrote:
BoSStonsSS wrote:
yes they are the bfg's. looks like i will be getting tires soon. Its so dangerous sometimes, like when theres another car in the other lane.

Yea, i've had some close calls, freaking front ends!! Got to be away to tighten them up and make them last. I mean after all i'm running stock rims and tires.
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