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2016 CM 1794, I am still getting the annoying steering wheel vibration at 60-80 mph. I have tried both carrier bearing and diff drop. My tires are new and I have done wheel alignment recently. I suspect that I need to upgrade the OEM UCA. Would that be a good thing to try?

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Did you try a road force balance? Also, are your wheels torqued correctly?
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With a 3" lift on the front you are pushing the factory uca. Do you know what your alignment specs were?

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What tires? Some of the new knock off brands are bad for balancing. My first guess would be a re-balance.
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Did you try a road force balance? Also, are your wheels torqued correctly?
yes I did, and yes I think so.
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With a 3" lift on the front you are pushing the factory uca. Do you know what your alignment specs were?

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I am not very sure about the figures but they were all green. I will get get either Total Chaos if I could save some $ or most probably SPC UCA. I just want to confirm whether this will solve my problem first or not.

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What tires? Some of the new knock off brands are bad for balancing. My first guess would be a re-balance.
Michelin 275/65R20 on 308 Methods. I will try that before purchasing an upgraded UCAs and share the numbers for review.

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2016 CM 1794, I am still getting the annoying steering wheel vibration at 60-80 mph. I have tried both carrier bearing and diff drop. My tires are new and I have done wheel alignment recently. I suspect that I need to upgrade the OEM UCA. Would that be a good thing to try?
Tundras are very sensitive to vibrations. I had that issue and chased it for over a year. It ended up being bad tires...Michelin LTS MX2's with 15,000 miles on them. Shouldn't have anything to do with the leveling kit as long as everything is tight and alignment is correct.

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Tundras are very sensitive to vibrations. I had that issue and chased it for over a year. It ended up being bad tires...Michelin LTS MX2's with 15,000 miles on them. Shouldn't have anything to do with the leveling kit as long as everything is tight and alignment is correct.
Those LTX MS Defenders were going to be my next tire after the LTX AT2 wear out. Was it just a balance issue?
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That vibration is almost certainly in your tires. Alignment settings will not cause a vibration like you are describing. The new UCAs aren't a bad idea, but they won't fix this issue. If you still have your stock wheels/tires, bolt them on. I'd bet the vibration is gone. I'm in the same boat. I've had my wheels/tires balanced by America's tire 12 times in 25k miles. Still shakes from 80 and up.
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I had the same problem turned out to be my lower ball joints. I bought new Dorman LCAs and they failed in about 100 miles. I also have the tallest springs OME makes which have a bunch of pre load and push down on the lower control arm.

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I have installed Zone UCA, have to admit that it makes a day and night’s difference even without the alingment. The vibration is minimal now, I think with Socal’s specs for alignment, I will get the issue resolved completely . So those with lifted trucks, UCA upgrade is deffo an investment to consider.

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Swap the front and rears and see if the vibration stays...
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I think I was wrong . . Upgrading UCA is surely a good thing for lifted trucks but it did not solve my vibration.

I have tried diff drop, CB drop, wheels alignment and most recently upgrading the OEM UCA with Zone offroad.

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Swap the front and rears and see if the vibration stays...
I will try that today, I anticipate that one of my 20" methods has a slight bent.

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Ok guys, so I spent almost $ 700 or more in trying things out. Today, I stopped by a wheels shop and asked them to check the tires balance. It was obvious that they were out of balance. I will get the road force balancing, this should surely cure the issue.

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