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    Question Wheel Wobble

    Hi all,

    Just want to clear something up, and see if anyone has got any idea's.

    Had four tyres fitted, since then I've had a vibration in the seat, so rear balance I thought. I also had rear shocks and springs done just after the tyres as they needed doing.

    I first tried a four wheel alignment, and all tyres balanced by a different garage, was told by them that the tyres are rubbish and therefore couldn't get them perfect.

    I tried getting the rears done at another garage, still a vibration, so back to original tyre place to get the wheels on the front, now steering wheel wobble, and vibration in the seat. So then off to Vauxhall for front wheel balance, still steering wheel wobble.

    So where next? I'm tempted to get two new tyres and see if that fixes the front/rear as this should clear up if its the tyres. Don't really wont to spend any more money, but cant see what else to do!

    If anyone's got anything else I can try I'd really appreciate it, cheers all.

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    [quote=rsocon;1273105]

    "I first tried a four wheel alignment, and all tyres balanced by a different garage, was told by them that the tyres are rubbish and therefore couldn't get them perfect."

    Thats Probably your answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsocon View Post

    "I first tried a four wheel alignment, and all tyres balanced by a different garage, was told by them that the tyres are rubbish and therefore couldn't get them perfect."

    Thats Probably your answer
    Yeah that's my thinking, just wondering the next best stage. New tyres?

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    There's "wheel alignment" and then there's "geometry set-up".

    You don't say exactly what you've had done or what tyres are fitted but here's a link which might help you with your said garages. http://www.wheels-inmotion.co.uk/tec...ignsystems.php

    If nothing else, a phone call to Tony Bones, a handling guru in the South East, might be useful.

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    The tyres are Marangoni Verso, and it was four wheel laser alignment.

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    Wheel alignment will not correct vibration on the steering wheel

    The wheels and tyres are the most likely cause
    Check that the tyres have been fitted to the wheels correctly, the mark should line up the tyre valve
    Have the wheels inspected for true run and damage
    Finally, the balancing should be carried out with the fine settings (increments of 0.5g)

    Does the vibration occur at any specific speeds or cirumstances (such as braking)?

    Saying the "tyres are at fault" is dead easy, I would want to see proof
    These tyres use a tread approved by Dunlop
    However I tested one set and was not impressed, but that was a separate issue

    Saying that, these tyres do rate very highly!
    2.31 (the Dunlop equivalent scores 2.09) compared to the 1.95 on the Good Year F1 Assymetric I am currently using
    Last edited by m8internet; 10th June 2010 at 22:56.

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    ive got the same issue.
    ive had a full geometry set-up check done along with 4 wheel aligment. setting me back almost £200
    ive had brand new set of nankang tyres all round, and 19" flakes fitted,
    new track roads, springs , shockers all round, had the wheel balance checkd many times but im still getting a small wobble from the rear wheels.

    only thing i can think of now is if there is buckle or flat spot on the wheel some where. but i guess what would get picked up on during wheel balancing ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Wheel alignment will not correct vibration on the steering wheel

    The wheels and tyres are the most likely cause
    Check that the tyres have been fitted to the wheels correctly, the mark should line up the tyre valve
    Have the wheels inspected for true run and damage
    Finally, the balancing should be carried out with the fine settings (increments of 0.5g)

    Does the vibration occur at any specific speeds or cirumstances (such as braking)?

    Saying the "tyres are at fault" is dead easy, I would want to see proof
    These tyres use a tread approved by Dunlop
    However I tested one set and was not impressed, but that was a separate issue

    Saying that, these tyres don't rate very highly!
    Grip in dry conditions 15%
    Breaking in dry conditions 15%
    Grip in wet conditions 15%
    Braking in wet conditions 15%
    Grip in snow 0%
    Driving comfort 10%
    Internal noise level 5%
    Exterior noise levels 5%
    Tyre wear 20%


    good point there mate, i only seem to get the wobble when accelerating from any speed. if im crusing at a set speed its all fine, only when i want to pick up speed ill get the wobble

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    How can tyres be at fault for steering wheel wobble?

    Is it not the wheels that get balanced and not the tyres?

    unless the tyres are out of shape, it must be the wheels surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exclusive BV View Post
    How can tyres be at fault for steering wheel wobble?
    Is it not the wheels that get balanced and not the tyres?
    unless the tyres are out of shape, it must be the wheels surely
    The wheel balancing only checks the angular momentum
    The weights try to balance out the variations in the tyre
    However, this assumes the tyre is fitted to the wheel correctly

    Other factors that can then affect incorrect balance :
    tyre wear, damage, debris impact (nail, etc)
    loss of weight

    It is also possible to get steering wheel vibration from faulty brakes, steering, suspension, and hubs

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