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 Post subject: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:04 pm 
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I bought a wheel and tyre package through ebay which was all balanced before freighted...
At about 100-110kmh the whole car vibrates...
Could this be because they weren't balanced very well? or do i need locating rings or?
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 Post subject: Re: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:23 pm 
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getting someone to check the tyre balance would be a good start. definately sounds like a dodgy balance.
did the wheel nuts come with the rims? i know some ford nuts have flat mating surfaces and won't match up with new wheels with conical mating surfaces meaning that the wheel could go on not quite centered. but i dunno 4 sure.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:24 pm 
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Yep - Id say a bloody s**t balancing job.

Weight could have fallen off during transport.

My old set had a slight vibration at 100km/h, rotated the front's to the back and it almost disappeared. (being front is more sensitive to balancing) give this at ry if you can't get to a tyre shop any time soon.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:05 pm 
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Punnisher_42 wrote:
getting someone to check the tyre balance would be a good start. definately sounds like a dodgy balance.
did the wheel nuts come with the rims? i know some ford nuts have flat mating surfaces and won't match up with new wheels with conical mating surfaces meaning that the wheel could go on not quite centered. but i dunno 4 sure.


ahh never thought of that, i know the shape of the genuine ones you're talking about... and i'm not sure if the new nuts have that on them, i'll have to pull one off n have a look...

if they don't i'll change them all over with my old nuts to see how that goes... if it's still no good i'll take it in for a balance....

thanks mate :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:01 pm 
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hmm these look ok to me..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Vibration with New Wheels/Tyres
Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:42 pm 
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yeah thats fine i just know the old eb had strange wheel nuts that wouldn't have worked with aftermarket wheels...

 

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