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steering wheel shake #261823 Aug 28, 5:21pm Aug 28, 5:21pm
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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?

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: BabYJaY112] #261824 Aug 28, 5:39pm Aug 28, 5:39pm
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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.

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Jae] #261825 Aug 28, 6:40pm Aug 28, 6:40pm
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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.

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: hephaestus] #261826 Aug 28, 9:41pm Aug 28, 9:41pm
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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.

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: stefanoc] #261827 Aug 28, 10:37pm Aug 28, 10:37pm
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it's the alignment, happened to me once. it cost me like 1000 dollars to fix.

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Peterkwon87] #261828 Aug 29, 3:00pm Aug 29, 3:00pm
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1000 buck!!!!!! why so much.


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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Peterkwon87] #261829 Aug 29, 3:02pm Aug 29, 3:02pm
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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..

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: amtemp] #261830 Aug 29, 3:31pm Aug 29, 3:31pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: KARacing] #261831 Aug 29, 3:34pm Aug 29, 3:34pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: KARacing] #261832 Aug 29, 4:09pm Aug 29, 4:09pm
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same shit is happening to me cry

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Shiftyz1x] #261833 Aug 29, 4:52pm Aug 29, 4:52pm
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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

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: BabYJaY112] #261834 Aug 29, 6:13pm Aug 29, 6:13pm
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A couple hundred for an alighnment. Dude, an alighment costs like $60 bucks!


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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: celicatalbot] #261835 Aug 29, 6:20pm Aug 29, 6:20pm
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get your wheels balanced...a HIGH SPEED balancing..and an alignment. should take car of the problem for sure..

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Arch] #261836 Aug 29, 7:37pm Aug 29, 7:37pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: BabYJaY112] #261837 Aug 29, 8:06pm Aug 29, 8:06pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: eric_h] #261838 Aug 30, 7:39am Aug 30, 7:39am
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: slidr] #261839 Aug 30, 3:39pm Aug 30, 3:39pm
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well mines shake when i got over 80ish. im getting my alignment tomorrow.


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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Tru_gts] #261840 Aug 30, 3:43pm Aug 30, 3:43pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: slidr] #261841 Aug 31, 5:37am Aug 31, 5:37am
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maybe it's one of your front brake disque that is bend a little like mine =(

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: NeXuS] #261842 Aug 31, 10:06pm Aug 31, 10:06pm
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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

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: shoulin] #261843 Aug 31, 11:05pm Aug 31, 11:05pm
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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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Re: steering wheel shake [Re: silverOOgts] #261844 Sep 9, 1:39pm Sep 9, 1:39pm
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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...

Re: steering wheel shake [Re: Arch] #261845 Sep 9, 1:55pm Sep 9, 1:55pm
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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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