So as many of you know by now I just recently installed some new wheels on my car and everything seems to be ok. However, I noticed the day after on my way to work that once I drive over 65 mph the car starts to have a mild vibration. Now, it only happens once I hit that 65 mph mark, anything below that it's smooth as a sail. Have any of you experience this? I figured it could be some alignment issues but I just want a second opinion. Thanks for your help in advance.
my wheels were "balanced" when I bought them. the shop I took them to completely threw away all the old weights and whatnot and moved everything around. secondhand wheels are notorious for balancing issues. And balancing isn't to expensive I believe, much less expensive than buying a new set of tires at least!
Yes, I actually had that problem last week or this week. 55MPH was the vibrating point
got both front tires re-balanced yesterday and problem is gone. and now that is smooth again I can't tell I'm doing 55MPH
get it rebalanced its cheap 5~10 dollars per tire or if you have sams club card tell them you lost your receipt lmao they will still rebalance and rotate for free. They don't keep computer copy of any purchases well at least they didn't on mine lmao. if you wait it might throw your alignment off which will cost you around 50~60
I am having a vibration problem. It is mostly at highway speeds. especially over 60ph. Had a four wheel alignment and tires re-balanced twice with no improvement. New tires. The shop says that that the rims have a slight warp in them. Does this sound right? Have others had this problem?
The wheels need to be rebalanced. If the problem still persists you need to take it to a shop with a Road Force balancer. They are amazing and are FAR FAR FAR superior to the standard wheel balancer. Also, if the wheels use tape weights it could have lost one.
a separation of the tread could cause this. as well as the balance maybe you should try a different shop and have them check for anything from out of round wheel to tread separation and balance all that good stuff.... and actually I have seen alignment cause this. How to Tell When It's Time for a Tire Alignment - CarsDirect