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By Vince P 3261 Date 2013-06-13 12:23
I have an Allison that I bought from Ken in Sc. I just replaced the outer tie rods and the damper and had the front end line uped, this was due to the buggy haveing a shake in it. Also the tires where rebalanced. By the date code on the tires they were made in 2003. Yesterday I took it to a tire shop and had two new tires put on the front (on Loan) to see if the problem would go away well its alittle better but its still there. I drove my neighbors buggy and his was real smooth, he said that it is smooth all the way up to 70 mph. In the steering is fine, but you look at the dash ect and you can see it shake. I let some air out of the front tires also.  To get new tires like was on it may be impossible My tire guy was calling around and was haveing no luck with the few places he called. So does anybody have any suggestions to get this thing smooth. I know it is light so I know that , that might play a factor but it s got to get alittle closer . V
By Jeremy N 3622 Date 2013-06-13 13:45
if its coming throu the body maybe its the rear tires
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2013-06-13 13:58
I am assuming you have checked the obvious things like:

1. Wheel bearings
2. Steering stabilizer
3. Inner tie rods
4. Rim straightness
By Vince P 3261 Date 2013-06-13 19:49
I did find the left wheel bearing alittle loose but I will check them closer cause I want to replace them or re pack them. I put on a new steering damper, the wheels are aluminum mags I dont know if they can bend, and there wasnt any play in inter tie rods. BUt I think I will tackle the wheel bearing pretty soon along with serviceing the trans axle at my buddys auto shop Thanks for the input .V
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-06-14 21:33
What speed does the shake start at?

Does it come and go, or is it constant?

Is it worse after hitting a bump or rough patch in the road?

Can you feel it in the steering wheel or in your butt?

Is it any better when slowing down or under braking?

By Paul G Date 2013-06-15 14:54
Really loose king and link pins? That will give an old Bug a teeth removing shake, usually above a certain speed and easily started. On really smooth roads it usually won't get started. Stopping the shake usually means slowing down to a speed well below where it started.
By Brad H 1498 Date 2013-06-15 22:31
Been there!!!!! I was assuming that the alignment shop would pick up on any loose parts before they did an alignment!?!

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