'86 MB 300SDL that has a 'vibration' when driving down the road.
It felt like a tire badly out of balance. I had Goodyear Allegra tires on
the car. The vibration would come and go at different speeds.
Well, I've just dropped $1200 on new wheels & tires, and for the most part,
the vibration is gone. But not completely. I was going to change them out
anyway, so no big deal. (They look great!)
This is the 3rd set of wheels / tires on the car since I've owned it.
Bought it used off of eBay. So, no history. The two previous sets of tires
had uneven tire wear on the front tires, side to side. Like it was
'scalloped' in the middle of the tread.
I've had all the suspension components checked and replaced if nec. The
front end aligned, etc. My mechanic says that there is nothing mechanically
wrong that he can find on the car. Had new OEM Bilstein shocks installed
I've read about checking for collision damage by checking measurments on the
frame / body.
Anyway, I'm rambling here. Any ideas or similar experiences out there? I
don't want to live with annoying vibrations with all the $$$ I've invested
in restoring this car.
Kevin L. Bray
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