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Sep 1, 1:06pm - #264705 
Steering wheel shaking

My steering wheel started shaking after i put on my new rims. I got my car aligned thinking that would solve the problem but it didn't. Could it be that i need to balance my wheels again even though they were supposed to be balanced before i received them? Or could it be something else that i am not aware of?

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Sep 1, 2:09pm - #264706 
90 % tires are not balanced

10 % wheel alighnment

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Sep 1, 5:29pm - #264707 
just check the tire pressure most of the time minor shaking is becuase of that.


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Sep 1, 5:37pm - #264708 
You either have a bend in at least one rim, or you have to have them balanced. You should have done that along with the alignment.


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Sep 1, 7:40pm - #264709 
or maybe you have one of yoru tires on backwards

are they unidirectional meaning they can only rotate one way. if so you may have one backwardds


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Sep 1, 7:42pm - #264710 
Originally Posted by Krayze
or maybe you have one of yoru tires on backwards

are they unidirectional meaning they can only rotate one way. if so you may have one backwardds
That won't cause them to vibrate at high speeds. That will only cause them to track oddly.


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Sep 1, 7:46pm - #264711 
wrong had it happen

it will shake worse the faster you get felt liek it was out of balance.


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Sep 1, 7:48pm - #264712 
Originally Posted by Krayze
wrong had it happen

it will shake worse the faster you get felt liek it was out of balance.
Tread patterns going the wrong way does not cause shaking, but whatever. The tire was most likely low on air.


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Sep 1, 7:50pm - #264713 
okay lets see tarcking oddly one tries to go one way teh other goes other way fighting each other causeing vibrations


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