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hey i just put 16" wheels on my 02 civic and ever since my car has a really annoying vibration after about 60mph. i took it to another shop to have them balanced but that didnt fix the problem. i didnt have them aligned but im not sure that would cause the vibrations. any suggestions?
I am having the same problem...replaced my coilover with new ones and no change, did the balance thing...no change, gonna get new tires next. My uncle, who worked in a front end shop in the l8ta 70's, said it is probably tires. Just my $.02 May not be your problem but could be mine.
well the tires and rims are new i was there for the install and saw everything get unwrapped and the tires even had the factory stickers on em. they're 16" Pacers wrapped in Kumho Solus 205/50/16 tires. i went to another shop and they told me that the previous shop did the balancing wrong and i should go back to them, that it had to do with high speed balancing??
so tightening the lugs too much makes the vibration after 60mph?/? im gonna take it back for balance check should i tell them about it? i also have locks on the rims...
the installer should have advised you to check or re-torque the lug nuts after a number of miles (usually 25). over and/or improperly torqued the lugs will cause vibrations. *but not all steering wheel vibrations are caused by this*
most shops and dealerships want to get your car in&out so they dont bother tightening the lugnuts to the right torque (80ft/lbs on 7thgens). They just use the same impact-wrench to put the lugnuts back on. This is often the cause of snapped lugbolts too.
it actually could be an alignment thing.....dont ask me how it worksout, cause i really dont know - but back when i had my 99 626, it started to do that - so i took it in for an alignment and that fixed it.
something with the 2000 expedition my mom used to have.
now that you mention when i took the car back the first time to the shop where i got em to check the balance the guy kept on trying on these hubs on my car but in the end he didnt find one that fit so he put them back on the way they were..i didnt ask cuz i thought i didnt need em...where can i get hub rings?
Strangely enough, my car has started to do this also. I just rotated the tires myself and it started. I took it and had it balanced, but that didn't seem to help. I'm getting it alligned and "high speed" balanced on monday, we'll see if that fixes the problem. Oddly, it only shaked from about 55-70 mph, all other speeds its fine.
ok i took my car to the shop today, all my tires were perfectly balanced but the guy said one of the front ones has a little jump (not sure wat that meant) so he rotated them...now the vibration has gone away completely im supposed to go back tomorrow to tell him if it worked or not. finally smooth ride!