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Old 01-13-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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I recently put on 17'x7' 48mm (STOCK OEM DIMENSIONS FOR OBXT) BBS RK's. These were put on my stock RE92's by the dealer for me. I now have have a vibration in my steering wheel. I took it in today and the dealer told me I had 'warped' rear rotors, so they 'cut' them. Of course they said the tech drove the car after the 'cut,' and it was fine. Well on the way home, there it was. Vibration under braking and at speeds over 75mph. Any suggestions????? I doubt they could screw up mounting and balancing a set of BBS's?!?!?!?
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is the vibration in your steering wheel constant or just under braking?
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.....wheel balance....or they borked a tire when they dismounted/re-mounted it
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if you feel the vibration thru the steering wheel while driving slow, its a shifted/broken belt.
while driving fast, balance issue OR what boggles my mind, OVER TORQING.

if its only while braking and you get a vibration thru the wheel, thats warped FRONT rotors.


my GC and WRX both had issues with my torque-stick at work.. it would tighten over 80 foot pounds, and while driving i would get a slight vibration in the steering wheel. i balanced my tires a few times and it never changed. so the last time i torque em on with a torque wrench to 72 Ft lbs, and the vibration is gone. i tighten them to 85, its back. so anything over about 75Ft.Lbs is a risk for vibration.
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if you feel the vibration thru the steering wheel while driving slow, its a shifted/broken belt.
while driving fast, balance issue OR what boggles my mind, OVER TORQING.

if its only while braking and you get a vibration thru the wheel, thats warped FRONT rotors.


my GC and WRX both had issues with my torque-stick at work.. it would tighten over 80 foot pounds, and while driving i would get a slight vibration in the steering wheel. i balanced my tires a few times and it never changed. so the last time i torque em on with a torque wrench to 72 Ft lbs, and the vibration is gone. i tighten them to 85, its back. so anything over about 75Ft.Lbs is a risk for vibration.
Murray,

Thanks for your help (and the others). I feel the vibration at high speeds and when breaking (not as noticable in slower stop and go city driving). It must be the Wheel balance as I don't recall such issues when I had the stockers on. I doubt the BBS's are the cause; must have been human error. Over-tourquing is definitely possible - - but then they must have done it twice already. Thought maybe I had a flat spot on the RE92 also?!?!?

Bottom line - probably wheel balancing.
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