About 2 months ago i ran up a curb and blew out a tire. I got new
tires put on and i felt no vibrations what so ever. A week ago i put
on low profile tires and went up from 15’ inch rim to 17’ rim. Ever
sense i put those tires and rims on ive been getting steering wheel
vibrations over 40 mph and it get worse as i increase my speed. Also
when i break going down a hill or at higher speeds i get a wheel
vibrations... It feels like its coming from the front of the car. But
i am not sure
I recently got a wheel balance thinking that was the problem but
nothing has changed.
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Did you put spacers on to fit those wheels?My car really doesnt like
Try refitting your old wheels and if you still get the vibration then
it has to be wheel balance or a tyre out of round....
If it was OK before, but then you got the vibration after fitting the wheels
and tyres, then it is the wheels and tyres that are causing the problem.
Sounds like a balancing problem.
Where the wheels and tyres new?
Spin the wheels and tyres up. Are the tyres distorted/flat spotted? Are
the wheel's buckled/warped? Are the tyres on the beads properly? Are the
wheel bolts tight? Most importantly, were they balanced properly (I have
experienced some real idiotic balancing in my time)?
You never mentioned the model. What is it? What wheels and tyres are
Before spending the money to change your lower suspension arms, I would make
sure the wheels are properly balanced and the tires are true. Then if that
is not the problem, you can have "Dad" check the suspension to see if
anything is worn. Good Luck!
It sounds like the guy who installed your new wheels may have let his impact
driver bang a couple of times too many on one of your front wheels and
warped your hub. That's the only explanation that fits with this condition
emerging coincident with the new wheels.
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