Observations from first time on the road

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fpchief

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Took the M1097A2 on a road for first time and have an issue with the tires bouncing from time to time and steering wheel doing the shuttering back and forth. Comes and goes and figure it may be due to the tires sitting in one spot for probably a few years. Only other real issue I found was a funky smell when it would get to around 220degrees and fan would cut on, also would get a burning smell and cant really locate the source.

It was rebuilt in 2014 and unless speedo was replaced again, it only has had 1k miles put on it since rebuild.
 

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Well, checked all tires for being out of round and even did some changing of tires. Just did another road test and things seem worse. Tires seem like they are almost wobbling and steering wheel is shimming back and forth. I know I have a bad tie rod boot, but things seemed pretty tight up front....would ball joints do that?? The wobbling will be there and go away for a bit and then come back. Vids probably wont show much....and yes I had an A-driver with me.



 

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How did you check the tires for out of round?

I would do this...take it to a decent tire shop and have them try to balance the tires. When each one is on the balancer, you can ask to look at the whole wheel/tire assembly as you rotate it by hand on the true plane of the wheel flange. You will see any runout in the tire and/or wheel. Fix that issue first.

When I got my M998 it had the same issue as yours. I swapped out the 95% Goodyear Yermo originals for a set of BFG Bajas that had been balanced on 24 bolt rims...it rode and drove like new.

Then check your wheel/hub bearings, and your ball joints while you have the tire in the air.
 

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Typical characteristics is a separated belt from sitting

There is no balancing that needs to be done or attempted to be done To check anything.

Take your infrared temp gun. Go for a 10mi drive at highway speed. See which one has the highest temp. One if not two are going to have a 40 degree temp difference or more from the others.

Check hub temps as well. This will also tell you which tire has the most movement as well as potential premature failures. Temp guns are your friend. Not like you can hear anything in those roaring and rattling junk boxes

If you are bored you can remove the wheel weights, deflate the tires and let the tire siphon about 1/2 gal of antifreeze into each tire. Then air them back up and drive. Probably won't help but it will isolate any tire that just needed to be balanced vs a separated belt
 
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