Re: FJ 55-65+MPH Shake / Shimmy TSB is out.
Hello all, just finished reading entire thread. I have a 12 FJ. Last Dec. with around 60,000 miles( bought FJ with 10,000 miles), I changed out the original Dunlaps for Cooper Evolution H/T 275/70/17, same size as originals. The old tires still looked pretty good but the wife and I were going from Wis. to Tx with rain in the forecast so I wanted more tread on the road. We left for the trip a week after new tires installed. I never got the steering wheel vibration until I put new tires on. The roads going south were good condition and vibration occurred between 60-65 mph and sometimes went away over 70-80 mph, and then there were times when there was no vibration at 60-65 mph and than it would start up again. I had the tires rotated and still got the steering wheel vibration on and off. The new tires road and handled as nice as the old tires, I also noticed that going over rougher road surfaces at high or low speeds didn't always vibrate the steering wheel. Alignment also seems to be ok even with vibration and hands off wheel while at 60-65 mph. My first thought is that the guys putting on new tires may not have calibrated the balancer before installing tires so I may just go and have all 4 tires rebalanced. Any other thoughts?
Last edited by Just Steve; 11-16-2018 at 10:40 AM.
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