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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#73 of 122 Well I'll Be Damned!!!!
Apr 05, 2002 (6:48 pm)
Had the Pirelli Scorpion AT's swapped off of my truck this week for Michelin LTX M\S. And guess what.... NO VIBRATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!
Unbelievable that after all these months, the damn tires were the cause. Just had a front end alignment today to boot which was pretty far off.
My Rado now rides, and handles like a Caddy!
A big thanks to Obyone for helping me to figure this one out!!!! You are the f#%ing man Oby!
When I come to Hawaii we gotta hook up for some cold ones.
Now its get the nickel plated slip yoke done, need my brakes checked (pedal seems low), replace passenger mirror, and oh yeah the ole GM engine knock.... LOL
Still love my truck though!
#74 of 122 jaguar0027
Apr 05, 2002 (10:24 pm)
Glad everything worked out with your truck. Looks like I won't be trying out the Pirelli after all. hehe!
#75 of 122 Jaguar0027
Apr 05, 2002 (10:33 pm)
Did you read #2005 & #2006 chevy silverado problems?
Apr 06, 2002 (2:41 pm)
Im pretty glad too. Especially after all of the time wasted/spent at the dealer and tire shops.
The Pirelli's are good tires overall. Excellent traction etc, but based upon my experience and problems, I would frown upon recommending them to you or anyone else.
Tony - Yes I did see the posts!!!
#77 of 122 Cement freeways
May 05, 2002 (7:13 pm)
I have the same problem on cement freeways especially at speeds over 65mph. Gets oscillating/bouncing so bad I have to slow down, whole truck is vibrating/bouncing. Steering wheel gets oscillating so bad feel like I could lose control. What is causing this problem?
#78 of 122 why is that!
May 11, 2002 (5:27 pm)
gm puts out new trucks with so many problems, isn't there any type of quality assurance in the manufacturing of this product.
#79 of 122 Cement freeways, not all
May 13, 2002 (6:38 pm)
Needed to qualify my response in #77. Not ALL cement freeways cause the bouncing/oscillations just certain ones. In South CA, the 710 freeway is the worse but it gets tons of truck traffic from the harbor. I'll go out of my way to avoid driving on it or I have to really slow down. I saw other posts mentioning similar problems with 'tar strips???' or expansion strips?? My question is basically is there something that can be done to lessen the problem; tires, shocks, etc. I still have all the stock stuff ('01 x cab)
#80 of 122 The bounce
May 13, 2002 (8:13 pm)
While its not a 2001, my '98 behaves similarly but perhaps not as bad. My observation is that on the bouncy section of a local freeway, over 68 mph smooths it out. SoCal freeways are worse, but I don't get to go that fast to see if the smoothing is the same. My Velvet-Ride shackles may change the resonance as well.
ExtCab K1500 SB
#81 of 122 re: the bouce....
May 14, 2002 (3:57 am)
my 2001 Sierra does it at 70 mph. My '99 did it at 65. And it's a very small window. Faster and slower it's not there. As you say, not on all cement roads. As a matter of fact the spot that I drive every day where it's the worst is only in one lane! It's been mentioned here previously that the "Velvet Rides" do help. I recently discovered that with a few hundred pounds of weight in the back my bounce all but disappeared.
May 16, 2002 (6:33 pm)
Will have to see what speeds are the worse but it seems the faster I go the worse it gets (normally I drive 'alittle' over the speed limit) 70+ is really bad. Seems to go away around 55 on the bad section of the 710 and on this freeway the worse lane is the fast lane. Weight, interestingly, made it worse on the 405 which I drive every morning to work (had about 500 lbs of horse bedding in the back). Will have to check out the 'Velvet Rides'. Thanks.