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Jeremy_GT Apr 8, 6:32am - #437591 
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Steering Wheel Vibration?

Hi I just upgraded from stock rims and tires to 17" Motegi MR7s on my 2003 GT. I have noticed at lower speeds (under 60mph) that the steering wheel hesitates when I turn the wheel. I am wondering if I need an alignment, or if with the larger rims my stock power steering is having a bit of trouble turning the wheel. Its no big deal, but I have noticed it and am looking for any suggestions. Thanks



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Lucky_317 Apr 9, 6:03am - #437592 

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have them re-check the balance. if the tires are out of blance then they will cause the car to vibrate.

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g96818 Apr 9, 7:00am - #437593 

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mine vibrates above 60 confused
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Jeremy_GT Apr 10, 1:41am - #437594 
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Well I bought the rims with tires, and they came balanced. I can even see the stick weights on the inside of the rim. So I don't think its that. Also mine vibrates quite a bit after 60 also, and hesitates when I turn the wheel.

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JAY-C Apr 10, 2:22am - #437595 
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Might need hub rings.

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EuRoBoYGT Apr 10, 2:26am - #437596 

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yeah my tires used to vibrate above 60

you need to go get ur tires balenced and that should fix ur problem thumbsup

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CaLiGTS Apr 10, 2:32am - #437597 

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check allignment/balance

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Jeremy_GT Apr 11, 1:24pm - #437598 
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Alright everybody thanks alot. thumbsup

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slick00gts Apr 12, 6:54am - #437599 
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let us know how you finally got it fixed
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Jeremy_GT Apr 13, 3:00am - #437600 
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yea sure I plan to get it looked at next pay check.

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silverOOgts Apr 14, 3:00pm - #437601 

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before 60 means balencing is off. above means either alignment, bad struts, or broken tire belts.

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GTS2003BLK Apr 14, 6:03pm - #437602 

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My steering wheel has a slight vibration at exactly 80mph. My summer and winter wheels/tires are all balanced and I've had the car aligned several times.

I've just kinda gotten used to it. I can always tell when I'm doing 80 without even looking at the speedometer.
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