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I have an 07 & a friend has an 08 Tundra...Both trucks came with the BFG tires...We both have replaced the originals with AT2 on his and M+S 2 on mine..We both have a vibration between 60-70 mph..Both of us have had our tires balanced twice...I watched them balance mine Thursday and by the machine they were perfect..I still have the left to right shake which is not bad but very annoying...His is doing the same and we used different tire shops..

I called the tire shop I deal with and the manager told me that is was due to the hardness of the Michelin tires that causes you to feel every flaw in the road...I can hold the steering wheel firm and can almost stop the shaking but just laying my hand on the wheel I can feel it..Brad says his is the same way..

Has anyone else had this problem??Would the bead balance correct this? The tire shop says they have done all they can do..

Thanks for any suggestions..
 

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I'm not an expert by any means but what does come to mind is this: Most shops only balance out to the "tenth" digit on their tire machine because it is easier to get to the correct weight for the tire when they could go out another decimal point to the "hundredth" place on the machine which I have had done before on a couple of sports cars and it made a huge difference at higher speeds, because I had the same exact problem at Interstate speeds and when passing slower traffic. Keep in mind, most tires are not perfectly round and there is an option to have the tire "shaved". I don't know if this is the technical term for trimming the tire's circumference but what "shaving" the tire does is make it symmetrically balanced or in other words the tire is more perfectly round which allows the tire to have less vibration at all speeds. You may have to hunt around to find a place that does this and remember that this will shave off some of your tread height which means potentially less wear out of the tires life span. This also presumes that your rims are not damaged either or "out of round" which could cause the same effect no matter how perfect your tires are.

Just a thought and I hope it helps and good luck!!!
 

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This may be a little simplistic, but have you tried just doing a wheel alignment? Your tires may really be balanced properly, but maybe you're just slightly out of alignment; that could be enough to make the difference...
 

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Tire balance is only a small part in the equation. A more important component is tire ROUNDNESS. Find a shop that uses a Road Force balancing machine ( made by HUNTER) and you will see that one of your tires is not round.

The Michelin tires are not harder than any others ( I have them on my Tundra and they are smooth as silk )
 

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What size? I used Dyna beads on my AT2s, 6 ounces each tire no weights, they run smooth.
 

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ive got toyo open country on mine...certainly a stiffer and harder tire than stock (load range E tire as well) and mine are smooth as baby's butt. one thing u might consider though, is what tire pressure are u running at? if u are running at max or close to the max, road imperfections may be causing the hard tire to move more...if its aired up to the 50s the center of the tread surface is going to be slightly curved out and that results in a different contact patch than if u ran lower pressure...the crowned contact patch can react more to road imperfections. if u are running max psi on the tires try lowering it some to see how it feels...
 

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What rims are you running? Factory steel ones are supposted to be lug centric and therefore you need an adaptor plate, as others have said they also need to be road force balanced, many tire shops do not have the specific mechine for this and will blow you off if you ask for it,,, I bought my tires at discount tire,,,, they did not have the lug adaptor, swore the rims were hub centric, had bounce all around,,,, had the tires reballanced at Toyota, now 3 are really smooth and one still bounces as it is out of round slightly,,,,,
 

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I have P RATED Mich AT/2 AND HAVE THEM aired to 35-40 psi at different times with 44 psi being max.

If you have E RATED TIRES, i hear that 50 psi is a good number but I hope E RATED tire guys chime in to help you.

DO you have P or E rated. I have had my P rated from 35-40 and no shakes at all.
 

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I have P RATED Mich AT/2 AND HAVE THEM aired to 35-40 psi at different times with 44 psi being max.

If you have E RATED TIRES, i hear that 50 psi is a good number but I hope E RATED tire guys chime in to help you.

DO you have P or E rated. I have had my P rated from 35-40 and no shakes at all.
i run my E tires at 45...50 was too stiff for me...
 

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Xchevy, did you ever get this issue resolved? I just purchased the same tires for my 07 scsb and am having the same issues in getting the tires balanced. They tried to balance the first set 4 times. The second set they just put on and are much better, but are not like the BFG's that originally came on my truck. Never had anything like this happen on any vehicle.
 

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Guys, I think the issues lie DEEPER in the truck and not so much in the tires. I had my BFGs balanced a thousand times (okay, more like 10 times) and they NEVER were good. Two of them were replaced, and I could NEVER get rid of my wobble.

The Michelins are gonna be the best tires on the market and any flaw is going to be heavily exacerbated by this truck. Unfortunately I think this is the sad truth about these rigs.

So far, my Nittos are perfectly balanced even after about 11k miles.

-rockstate
 

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Yeah, I doubt it's the tires. I have the same MS2 tire you guys are running and my ride is smooth as silk at 90+ MPH. Michelin makes a very high quality product (with a price tag to match) and the odds of both of you (or even one of you) getting bad tires is highly unlikely. Many other variables as noted previously....keep looking.
 

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maybe your front shocks are shot. I had the same trouble on my 99 Land Cruiser and changed the shocks, shimmy gone.
 

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I bought the MS2 (stock size P on TRD wheels) in March 2011 and do not have your problem. They are great tires and work well with my application. Like SE2000 says, try moving the wheels around because one of your wheels may be a bit off. Good luck with it.
 

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Just an update....had my tires road force balanced and that took care of the problem....they are running now smooth as a baby's a--!! Thanks for all the feedback.


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