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#1

why does my truck starts shaking when i’m going 55 to 60 mph in the high way?


#2

You may simply need to have the tires balanced.
Or, you may have worn front-end components on this mystery-vintage Xterra.
Or, you might need new tires if they have “slipped a belt”. However, the probability of all 4 having a slipped belt is unlikely.

You can really help yourself to get a better response if you will tell us:
Model year?
Odometer mileage?
How many miles do you have on these particular tires?
Are the rims OEM, or after-market rims, and have you ever hit a curb?


#3

The mechanic has looked at it and said you need new rims and tires. I assume you have some bent rims?

I have no cause to disagree with the mechanic from this distance. Bent rims and tire with abnormal wear can easily cause your symptoms. I’d want a good look-see underneath the vehicle too, to look for a possible cause of the abmormal tire wear.


#4

Get another opinion. Do you drive off road? Have you hit some big potholes or curbs? Bent rims are usually pretty obviously damaged by hitting something. Certainly a bent rim will cause a shake, but it isn’t likely that all 4 rims are bad.

Old tires can have the tread and tire belts separating, this will cause a shake. Out of round or out of balance tire(s) can cause a shake.

When the shake comes from a front wheel you’ll generally feel it in your hands coming via the steering wheel. A shake from a rear wheel you’ll often feel more in the seat of your pants coming throught the seat cushion. All it takes is one tire and/or wheel to be out of whack to cause a shake.

A steering system in poor shape, worn suspension parts, out of alignment are also things that can cause a shake even with OK tires and wheels.