I had steering wheel shimmy and a low humming/ howling noise so I figured it was time to replace the front wheel bearings. After replacing them and the front brake calipers I took it in for an alignment. They said my alignment was pretty far off but they got it back into specs, no surprise. The issue though is that I still have some pretty severe steering wheel shimmy at about 60 MPH, in fact it may be worse than before I did the bearings. I do know that I have a rip in each CV boot so those will be getting replaced this fall but could a CV joint cause the steering wheel vibration? I would think I would hear popping or clicking when making sharp turns if my CV was failing. I also wonder if I don't have the dreaded wheel balancing issue on my BF tires that so many have ached over. Anyway this forum was the reason I felt comfortable enough to do the wheel bearings on my own and all in all it was a simple operation even with discovering 2 malfunctioning calipers as well. I feel confident that I tightened the castle nut to 174 ft/lbs and that the 4 bolts on each hub where torqed as tight as I could go. Not having the extenders its hard to tell how much I torqued them though. Anyway, thoughts? Opinions? Just curious if anyone has any insight.