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celica0two
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celica0two Jun 6, 11:54am - #19927 
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shaking @ past 60 mile/hour

i need help on my suspension... well i droped my car like 8 months ago with eibach sportsline, and i just bought rim (17's, 215/40/17) and test drive it it stering wheel shakes when it hits 60mph. pls... somebody can help me with this.. well i'm trying to spend less money to make my ride little better. planning to get a front strut bar.. whet you guys think?? thanks a lot who ever can help me..
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Caerie
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Caerie Jun 6, 1:13pm - #19928 

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I guess you've tried the obvious things like getting the tires balanced and the alignment checked?

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LiLTiggerGa Jun 6, 4:13pm - #19929 

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Originally Posted by Caerie
I guess you've tried the obvious things like getting the tires balanced and the alignment checked?


that's what I was going to suggest first as well.

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Mike00 Jun 6, 6:01pm - #19930 
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Have you replaced the shocks?
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blitz-gts Jun 6, 7:53pm - #19931 
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alignment. if you just got the rims and tiresnew they should've balenced them at installation. unless you bought them used from somewhere/body then get them balanced too
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VSGTS14 Jun 7, 2:27am - #19932 

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make sure all the wheels and tires are balanced correctly, doubling checking and get your suspension check out in case any problems after 8 months of sportlines.

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RicePowered Jun 9, 1:35am - #19933 
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Well I changed my entire suspension so my steering wheel starts shaking very slighty past 80mph but that's just because of the added feedback from the road and also the road ruts from cars always traveling in the same spots. grin
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Street Prototype Jun 9, 4:21am - #19934 

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shaking?, its balancing, if your car tends to go to the right or left during free hand, its your alignment thumbsup

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TheCarGuy Jun 9, 2:42pm - #19935 
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i no exactly what it is. your tires are 215/40/17 but thats too big for the celica. when your tire is too big, it throws the suspension and steering off. causing your steering wheel to shake at high speeds. i have 215/25/17 on my car and they work great, im pretty sure the size i have on my car is the biggest you can go without messing anything up. thumbsup
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VSGTS14 Jun 9, 8:13pm - #19936 

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Originally Posted by TheCarGuy
i no exactly what it is. your tires are 215/40/17 but thats too big for the celica. when your tire is too big, it throws the suspension and steering off. causing your steering wheel to shake at high speeds. i have 215/25/17 on my car and they work great, im pretty sure the size i have on my car is the biggest you can go without messing anything up. thumbsup


215/40/17 and 215/25/17 are the same size tires confused

The only difference is your sidewall width is much smaller than his. You got 25, he had 40. Other than that, the tires are the SAME width for the tread. I don't think the sidewall width has much to do with shaking like he has, but it does play a role in handling.

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eNinja Jun 9, 8:17pm - #19937 

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its not the size of your tires. i have 225x40x18 and i dont have any problems. but i noticed on my stock wheels, my steering wheel would shake once i hit 70+. i only noticed it after i just turned my car on for about a mile or so. after that, everything seemed fine.
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RicePowered Jun 9, 8:17pm - #19938 
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confused do they even make a 25 series tire ? that would be really small eek
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