A comfortable ride starts with the wheels, no matter if the car is a compact two door, or a huge truck with a 12″ lift kit installed. A lot of different aspects go into making sure the wheels of a vehicle are rolling smoothly and comfortably. One of the major components of this is wheel balancing. Balancing, adds weights, either clip-on or stick-on, to points on the rim designated by calculations of a wheel balancing machine.
A major problem for many lifted truck drivers who have big rims and even bigger tires is a vibration when driving on the highway. This vibration can be so minor it is barely detectable, or it can be very violent and scary, shaking the entire vehicle. This violent shake is commonly referred to as “The Death Wobble,” especially by Jeep owners with a rig set up for serious off-road driving.