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BabYJaY112
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Aug 28, 6:21pm - #261823 
steering wheel shake

hey everyone...basically my steering wheel shakes like crazy when i reach about 50-60 mph...it started when i put my 18s on...i brought it to get them balanced but the shake was still there...so i bought hub centric rings and re-balanced them...but the shake was still there so now i don't know what to do...the guy at the shop told me that my 2 front tires are probably damaged because i might have hit a pothole...could there be any other reason for the shaking?

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Aug 28, 6:39pm - #261824 
you have to get an alignment. its not balancing, thats only for tires.
Alignment let you adjust and place the wheels in right place.
Problem can also be your tires. if you have too much wear on the tires. This usually happens if you have too much camber. You are suppose to change your camber once you get bigger rims. this will make lot of noise and shake.
And smaller tire can make you ride very rough.
if your wheels were damage, get it checked, it will only cost you 10 bucks at the most.

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Aug 28, 7:40pm - #261825 
My wheel use to shake like crazy at speeds and over filled in crack pavement (crack lining). I thought it was my tires being old and it was until my endlinks went south. Same crack lining shaky feeling. That's probably not your problem after seeing your profile. It's either a mounting/balancing problem, a suspension mishap, the wheels weren't put on correctly (not tires), or you didn't get an alignment for some time even after the spring install, thus wearing out your tires in spots that coincides to a shaky ride. The bigger the tire doesn't effect camber only toe and camber doesn't effect nearly as much tire wear as toe.

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Aug 28, 10:41pm - #261826 
the common problem for wheel shake is bcz of the way it was balanced/aligned. like some say, its really tough to get a perfect alignment. goto someone who has the newest computers to do this. or else it could be the way one of ur tires worn out. if one tire is worn out weird, the wheel shakes.

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Aug 28, 11:37pm - #261827 
it's the alignment, happened to me once. it cost me like 1000 dollars to fix.

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Aug 29, 4:00pm - #261828 
1000 buck!!!!!! why so much.


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Aug 29, 4:02pm - #261829 
Originally Posted by Peterkwon87
it's the alignment, happened to me once. it cost me like 1000 dollars to fix.


If you are talking about realigning your tires, it does not cost $1000..

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Aug 29, 4:31pm - #261830 
Originally Posted by amtemp
Originally Posted by Peterkwon87
it's the alignment, happened to me once. it cost me like 1000 dollars to fix.


If you are talking about realigning your tires, it does not cost $1000..


If you just bought your car from dealer. You can get a free alignment service from them usually or pay couple hundred to do it (If it is used car)


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Aug 29, 4:34pm - #261831 
But first, you can check your tire pressure, the air pressure might be unbalance and that is why it cause shaking when your speed is over 50mph


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Aug 29, 5:09pm - #261832 
same shit is happening to me cry

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Aug 29, 5:52pm - #261833 
thanks everyone for all ur help...if it helps...i haven't gotten an alignment yet...and the rims were put on about a month ago...so i think i need to align it

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Aug 29, 7:13pm - #261834 
A couple hundred for an alighnment. Dude, an alighment costs like $60 bucks!


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Aug 29, 7:20pm - #261835 
get your wheels balanced...a HIGH SPEED balancing..and an alignment. should take car of the problem for sure..

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Aug 29, 8:37pm - #261836 
1000 for alignment?? where did you go to get that?? damn..it cost 50bucks here to get it align..

1000 for it, you know you got rape..badly.. thumbsdown


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Aug 29, 9:06pm - #261837 
same shit happenes to me hasnt caused any other problems from it YET, but balance didnt help must be tire pressure, not wear cause they did it from day one when the rims were new.


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Aug 30, 8:39am - #261838 
I'll bet you $50 that you have a small bend in one of your rims. Take each one off of the car, and inspect the inner and outer lips.

I have the same problem, and an alignment and balancing won't do jack. They are actually supposed to check your rims for bends when they balance your tires, so I bet they didn't even bother to do that.


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Aug 30, 4:39pm - #261839 
well mines shake when i got over 80ish. im getting my alignment tomorrow.


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Aug 30, 4:43pm - #261840 
Originally Posted by Tru_gts
well mines shake when i got over 80ish. im getting my alignment tomorrow.
You need your tires balanced or one of them is damaged.

An alignment won't fix it.


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Aug 31, 6:37am - #261841 
maybe it's one of your front brake disque that is bend a little like mine =(

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Aug 31, 11:06pm - #261842 
i had my alignment done today and all 4 tires ballanced, under $120 out the door at Just Tires, no more wheel shake smile freeway driving is so much more fun now

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Sep 1, 12:05am - #261843 
mine did the same even after alignment. I was so mad. They took the tires and put them on a balencer to find out 2 belts were busted in the tires. The machine wanted to hop off the ground. I put cheapos on until i get money to get 4 good ones.


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Sep 9, 2:39pm - #261844 
thanks for the help peoplez...so do you guys think i should get an alignment because i haven't gotten one since i lowered it and put my rims on...

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Sep 9, 2:55pm - #261845 
Originally Posted by Arch
get your wheels balanced...a HIGH SPEED balancing..and an alignment. should take car of the problem for sure..


This will do the trick. It is actaully called "road force" balancing. Not every shop does this because teh machine is expensive. In my city of a million people there are only two shops.

"Balancing your tires is the key to you and your vehicles well-being and comfort. It is done to ensure that your tire & rim assembly weighs exactly the same around the contact area of the tire to eliminate vibrations. Road force balancing and then force matching the assembly is the next step. This ensures that that tire and rim (when mounted together) are as "round" as possible. Tires and rims both have high and low spots, If these high spots are in the same place on the assembly they can cause a vibration even if the assembly is perfectly balanced. What we can do to eliminate this problem is measure the "Radial Runout" (up and down) and "lateral runout" (side to side) on both the tire and the rim and match them so that the high spot on the tire lines up with the low spot on the rim."

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