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Bad Vibration

So my truck has this bad vibration still, a few months back I posted about it vibrating terribly at 55+. Now its doing it all the time. Ive done everything i can think of to fix it. Balanced the wheels and tires and turned the drums and rotors. My pinion is set correct. Im running 2'' drop spindels up front and 4'' drop blocks in the rear. A guy from work said i might need to shorten the drive shaft cuz its pushed up in my tranny now that the truck is lowered. Could this be it? Any help please. Thanks in advance.

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Several things can cause vibrations, but the most common are....

-Aftermarket rims being "lug centric" rather than "hub centric" like OEM wheels.
-Pinion Angle (sounds like you have that covered)
-Driveshaft out of balance

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My truck didnt start doing this untill it was lowered, so i know its not the wheels. atlease i dont think it is?

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more then likely its your drive shaft or u joints i had mine do this clicking sound everytime i changed gears and went to move it would just snap theres heavier duty ones that can be added on and mine have been good ever since
what size wheels and tires are you running do you have any trouble with rubbingin the front?
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the driveshaft could be out of balance, pull the back tires on some ramps and some blocks in front of ur front tires. undo ur u joints and put ur truck in nuetral and turn ur driveshaft half a turn then bolt ur u joints back up and see if that helps
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thats a good idea, i will try that next, tomorrow im puttin on my stock wheels and tires for winter and we will see if that makes a differance at all.. to answer your question low87dak they are 225/45/18 tires, and well of course 18X8 wheels iv never had it rub once, front or rear

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put the stockers back on and she ran great, so im hopeing its the tires and not my wheels. However its almost got to be my tires just becouse they didnt do that before and then i lowered it well it rides a little ruffer now so i think thats the prob.

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