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Old 09-11-2003, 08:55 AM   #1
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Question Steering Wheel Shake?? (New Tires?)

I just had my new wheels and tired mounted and balanced yesterday. I roll on the highway this morning and at 60 mph it starts to shimmy and shake like crazy. What could be the problem?

I haven't checked tire pressures since I put them on, but what do you think the culprit is? Bad wheel balancing or uneven tire pressures or needs alignment?

Im lost.
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:14 AM   #2
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Could be any of the three. Most likly bad balancing though go right bsck to the tire garage and have them check.

What size and model tire, may help.
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Old 09-11-2003, 09:17 AM   #3
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Could be any of the three. Most likly bad balancing though go right bsck to the tire garage and have them check.

What size and model tire, may help.

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Old 09-11-2003, 10:09 AM   #4
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I'm not familar with those tires but if they were asymetrical or directional and were installed wrong this could also be the cause.
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what wheels and are they hub-centric and not bent ????
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what wheels and are they hub-centric and not bent ????

wheels are brand new from subydude. im not sure if they are hub-centric or not.
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wheels are brand new from subydude. im not sure if they are hub-centric or not.
I would check to see if they are hub-centric first then if they are I would suspect a balance issue


you can also use this link to our vibrastion diagnosis flow chart

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would lug nuts not fitting cause this issue?
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Luke,

would this tech service bulletin have anything to do with the balancing of the tires?


http://www.sumitomotire.com/technicalBulletin.pdf
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would lug nuts not fitting cause this issue?
Definitly if the wheel is loose or off alignment.
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would this tech service bulletin have anything to do with the balancing of the tires?


http://www.sumitomotire.com/technicalBulletin.pdf
I could see that being an issue but, that bulletin is not news to most in the tire industry ... all tires have marks like those
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