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question on a bouncy ride

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by mdchest, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. mdchest

    mdchest Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    i was told a couple months ago that i needed new ball joints,,at that time. my 98 k1500 bouncies and really isnt a smooth ride. could someone tell me why when they rotated my tires the truck started to bounce up and down like crazy? i had to go back and get the tire rerotated so that it wouldnt do this,,do u think i need new tires on my back,,it seems that is also where alot of the bouncing is coming from too. Thank you,,btw how can i tell if the tires are doing this,,i have all terrain bf goodwrench tires. thank you
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    If the tires are out of round,out of balance or badly worn,they could cause a vibration or bounce.Worn shocks could also contribute to the problem.

    I'd take it to a tire shop and have them balance the tires and check them for out of round while they are on the machine.
  3. mdchest

    mdchest Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    thank you,,,yeah i just put on new shocks a couple months ago,,the truck was out of balance before i rotated the tires so im thinkin that is the problem,,,thank you for your reply
  4. Willie

    Willie Member
    Messages: 32

    Wlydmans right.
    If you got the tires before you had the shocks replaced. And the tires had already developed a wear pattern by the old shocks? There's know way to get rid of the problem you'll have to live with it.
    I don't know of anybody that still shaves tires?