yea most likely teh problem. i had a tire get sand in the bead last week, i pulled the valve core out and deflated the tire. because i was in a hurry i used a hose to spray the bead out not thinking that i would allow moisture to enter my tire. now at 45 mph or if i hit a bump it will vibrate the piss out of the entire truck. makes the ballance machine read funny too. i ended up taking busting the tire loose on the face bead and using my shop vac to get all the water out. put it back on and now it rides smooth as a babys ass.
hard to believe that after i broke my steering knuckle that time and welded on it hasnt broke. furthermore i cant believe that after 8 budweisers and a shot of crown, i managed to align the truck without a rack and it goes down the road straight and my tires arent wearing unevenly. my old lady has been driving the truck for about 2 months delivering pizza's and it seems to be fine. i reckon ill have her take it to a rack soon though.
i also figured out why my driveline whines. i need to make a 2 inch driveshaft spacer on the rear pinion flange. after converting the 2wd rear suspension to spring over axel, the slip yoke that goes directly into the output shaft of the transmission doesnt insert far enough with the suspension as high as it is. rather than spend all the money to have the driveshaft lengthened or do my 8inch rear end and 4.56 gear swap that i can afford at the moment, im going to use a piece of 2 inch aluminum stock i have and have a good buddy of mine cut a donut out and then ill match up teh holes and drill it out to fit using some longer alloy grade hex bolts to replace the original bolts that woul dbe too short. ive had other ideas and considered steel but i figure aluminum is the lighest and wont effect the teh ballance of teh driveshaft.it would also be better than cutting the shaft and lengthening it.
sorry to hijack but today i was wheeling reall hard and i caught enough air that the rear suspension drooped anough that my yoke dropped slap out of the tranny. i was luckier than shit because the shaft stayed held up by the e brake cable so it didnt snap the rear u joints or anything else for that matter. i got the trusty bumper jack and used the factory jack to get the springs drooped down and slid the bitch back in. close call and i was lucky as shit. i was a bit worried about that happening when i did the lift but now im deffinatly going to use a spacer.
not that this has anything to do with teh thread but i figured i would ramble on a bit...