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so not sure where to put this thread so i thought i'd post it here.

SO yah!

Noticed a while ago after getting my tires fitted to my rims and having them put back on by a shop, and having an oil change (all done right after the other by different places)

that when i go on the highway and i hit 100km/h or 60mph
my car starts to shake, and the steering wheel shakes too, sometimes it stops for a bit but then continues.

any speeds lower than 80km/h or about 50mph
the car doesnt shake and acts normally

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do here to fix this?
or figure out whats causing it without having to go to a mechanic?

any help would be appreciated
 

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so not sure where to put this thread so i thought i'd post it here.

SO yah!

Noticed a while ago after getting my tires fitted to my rims and having them put back on by a shop, and having an oil change (all done right after the other by different places)

that when i go on the highway and i hit 100km/h or 60mph
my car starts to shake, and the steering wheel shakes too, sometimes it stops for a bit but then continues.

any speeds lower than 80km/h or about 50mph
the car doesnt shake and acts normally

Does anyone have any suggestions on what I could do here to fix this?
or figure out whats causing it without having to go to a mechanic?

any help would be appreciated
Well, if when you went to the dealer or whoever put your wheels/tires on, they should have told you that if the steering wheel or the tires start to "vibrate" or pull when you get around 50-60mph, then the tires may not be properly aligned or they need to be rotated/re-fitted. Also, sometimes the lug nuts just need to be adjusted (whether they air tightened them too much or too little)...just keep an eye out for anything shady/different since you had them put on.

Perhaps this isn't the case, but if really don't know what it is, I'd get it looked at ASAP so you don't face something much worse in the future...possibly a flat tire, a thrown rod (very extreme), or wear your new tires bald on the side wall...or whatnot.

Good luck! :smile5:

Btw, I know from first hand experience because my boyfriend got new wheels not too long ago on his car and we had to deal with a similar problem...not just giving you useless info haha :p
 

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this place in durham region (oshawa) called Second Time Around

and i checked the lug nuts they are on there good
so im gonna go back to the shop and ask them wtf is goin on lol
cause im sick of driving on the highway and having my v shake
 

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Ya get them to look at it. It definitely should not be shaking after having them installed. That does not sound too safe at all.
 

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this place in durham region (oshawa) called Second Time Around..
..There you go!.. Second Time Around! (pun intended) lol :cornut:
 

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one of a few things... Wheel is bent, tire is defective(broke belts), or just a plain balance is needed.

Your car should be somewhat smooth even at 100 MPH. Don't drive that fast till you get it taken care of.
 

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yah im gonna take em back and bitch and complain like the ppl i get at work, lol
the car runs fine just if i go on the highway then it starts to shake :(

im going in the morning, will let you guys know what happens!
 

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I've had more than a few aftermarket wheels out-of-round from the factory. My latest was a set of 18" wheels / tires for my '00 GMC Sierra.

I ended up going to a shop that uses a Hunter Road Force balancer. This balancer uses a roller against the outer surface of the tire to load the spinning wheel replicating what you'd feel inside the vehicle.

Two of the four tires ended up being "unbalancable" and I returned them under warranty.

Another shop with a conventional balancer said they checked out OK, but the shake was still present above 65MPH.

The Road Force balancer can determine if the wheel or tire is the problem.

There's also the "clip" issue:

Factory hubs / rotors are retained by a small spring clip over one or two studs for retention during assembly. Aftermarket wheels usually don't have the counterbore in the backside of the rim to accomodate this clip and the wheel is then not flush with the hub. Now the rim and tire will wobble when spun causing this issue.

Check for the clips when the wheel is off.
 

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^ hes right, make sure you take that clip of. roadforce balancer is better, but the regular balancer will catch it usually if the person is paying attention or knows what theyre doing. your vibration is a balance issue, but an alignment is always smart when changing wheel size. also, if your running aftermarket wheels you need to be using hubcentric rings, they make a world of difference, the hub bore of an aftermarket wheel is almost never going to fit whatever car you put it on. so they rings will fix that problem, just go to a rim shop and tell them what you have they'll help you out.
 

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it was a balancing issue. had the front wheels balanced and no more vibration on the highway. thanks for all the input guys/girls
 
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