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Old 08-18-2014, 03:06 PM   #51
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Guess it's a good excuse to change out some bushings. Now will the rear cupped tires even out being on the rear? Or are these tires just fubar'd.




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Old 08-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #52
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except all your bushings are less than a year old.
aren't you running the tic/whiteline basically everything on the suspension?
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:04 PM   #53
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Yes pretty much.


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Old 10-03-2014, 10:46 AM   #54
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Did you ever find out what the problem was? I'm having literally the same exact problem.
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Old 10-03-2014, 11:22 AM   #55
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Cupping can definitely cause this issue. I had my car aligned in the early Spring when I switched back to my summer tires. However, my tires still got cupped because my alignment was again thrown off from the post winter apocalypse roads here in Indiana and the city being so slow to fill potholes. The alignment issue seemed mild and by the time I got the alignment corrected the damage was done. I have had balance, alignment, and bushings checked and everything is good. However, I get plenty of vibration at interstate speeds, especially after going through a large sweeper and heating up one of the shoulders. I could have the tires shaved to correct but I am past half life so will just live with it. It can be very annoying at times but tends to smooth out somewhat as the temp across the tires changes.


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Old 10-03-2014, 02:29 PM   #56
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Yea the front tires had cupped.

I rotated them to the rear and vibration went away about 98.9%.

Who does shaving? I should have more than 50% left in mine.


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Old 10-03-2014, 02:44 PM   #57
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Old 10-03-2014, 02:59 PM   #58
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Sometimes random tire shops have tire shavers.


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Old 10-09-2014, 08:47 AM   #59
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A update on my vibration...

I rotated the tires front to rear and the vibration is completely gone. So as Rymaggi mentioned, cupped tires can cause massive vibration which can come and go on the fronts, but be completely imperceptible on the rear of the car.


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Old 01-12-2016, 09:10 PM   #60
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Exclamation reviving from the death!

Alright, I know this is old but I can't post anything because I'm a noob to this site. I don't see anybody getting this exact problem so I figured I ask on this post. I have a 2002 WRX Wagon, after a week after I got it I started noticing this rattle sound coming from the front passenger side wheel, I also felt it on the steering wheel, didn't really bothered at the time, the wagon came with a set of coilovers that were shot, I replaced them with a normal set up of struts and springs that were pretty much new. After I installed them, I went for a ride to test them and it felt amazing compared to the stiff bouncy mess I had before, once i got up to about 40 mph the car started rattling, vibrating bad and I'm guessing there had to be some wobbling going on from the same wheel I was hearing and feeling things before I installed the new suspension.

I've checked wheel bearing and tie rods and both seem fine, rotates smoothly, I shook the tire and all. I've checked control arm ball joint and it seems and feels fine. I checked the axle and it also looks, feels and rotates just fine. I took some video under the car while driving and I see the wheel wobbling a lot but don't see anything out of the ordinary. The only other thing I've done is installed a set of rotors and pads but that was way before I did the suspension and I was already hearing and feeling the sound/vibration before doing the rotors and pads.

I should note that it is not a constant thing, it only happens when I turn the wheel to the right slightly and then it goes away when I turn the wheel even more. It doesnt do it when Im going straight. Only when I'm on that "sweet spot".

Im going crazy here and I need yeezus.
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