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    any ideas what can be causing this? please list below any tips!

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    Might sound too simple but I had this on my Vec B and now getting it on my Vec C at around 80 mph.

    For the Vec B I needed two new front tyres. I was told the original sidewalls were not in good shape. After new tyres fitted it was smooth at all speeds. I suspect the same with my Vec C or it maybe just a balancing issue.

    Again this was just my experience. Im also going to take my motor to a garage near where I work next week for full tracking and allignment check / fix. Been quoted £42 + vat
    Last edited by Envy; 26th August 2010 at 19:22.

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    well the car has a newish trye ( 6months old) with 7mm tread on the left front and last weekend i got new tyre front right hand side so 8mm tread, they were budgets front left is sunny and front right is diamondback, both are directionals with same pattern treead

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    If u havent hit any kerbs its probably 1 of the weights have fell off - i would try to just get the wheels balanced and go from there

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    is it standar to when having a new tyre fitted be balanced to? as im sure its worse since the new one at the weekend?

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    usually they will balance the wheels whenever they change the tyres. something to do with they cant make a 100% round tyre - lol

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    lol. thanks. can it be anything else springs or stuff

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    more than likely balancing - you could always put the front tyres on the back and vice versa(keeping the directional tread the same) and if the vibration through the steering wheel goes u have your answer

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    ok mate thanks, i was just thinking there was slight play in ball joints on the last MOT. not when i owned the car and maybe that had got worse, but i know nothing about cars so guessing ( well since owning the veccy i know alot about that now lol, well not lol really more like growl growl growl)

    thanks for ya help mate and glad to see the forum up and running again, nice one

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunsen1 View Post
    ok mate thanks, i was just thinking there was slight play in ball joints on the last MOT. not when i owned the car and maybe that had got worse, but i know nothing about cars so guessing ( well since owning the veccy i know alot about that now lol, well not lol really more like growl growl growl)

    thanks for ya help mate and glad to see the forum up and running again, nice one
    Try swapping the tyres around but when you jack up the front grab the tyre top and bottom and give it a wobble and see if you can feel any play but i still reckon 1 of the balancing weights has fell off or the wheel isnt balanced properly

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