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    Just been to get a tyre on my spare wheel, I had the drivers tyre put on the new alloy, and a new tyre on my old alloy which has been refurbed. When I left and went for a blast there was some vibration so I went back. Turns out 3 of my alloys are very slightly buckled , I was shown them on the balancer, and you could see the backs were out by a fraction, causing the vibration, so after a tyre changing/balancing session I have got the 2 straight ones on the front, and the 2 least buckled on the back and it is vibration free, they said that usually you wouldn`t feel it and the vec must be sensitive . Just wondered if anyone has had this problem with vx wheels ? Guys in the place reckoned 35 profiles were a nightmare as they offer no protection to the wheel at all ..

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    not had the problem of not being smooth, but I was told that 19's can bend on ALL cars ... BUT they have to be a long way out for you to notice. Wicked Wheels, Crawley, said they knew a company that could true, when they see a very bad wheel after a refurb

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    It's all about potholes. Stay away from 'em and your wheels will remain round. Also, don't let the tyre pressures drop too much: I'm running 39F/36R which seems to work.

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    The roads around Aberdeen are like beruit at the moment .. The guys in the tyre place said the only wheels that weren`t coming in were Audi ... I`ll try putting the pressures up a bit to try and keep my last 2 round wheels that way *lol*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    ...they said that usually you wouldn`t feel it and the vec must be sensitive .
    The Vec/Signum does seem to be very sensitive with wheels. I often have to go back to my tyre place after a new tyre(s) has been fitted to just fine tune the balancing again.

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    i buckled one of my 17's with a 45 tyre on it. After this i noticed that Once i hit motorway speeds the steering wheel was going mad. A month or two later i took the car to a local tyre dealer for new fronts and when he was balancing them we noticed the buckle, to be fair but it was hard not to notice it!!! He changed the buckled wheel for one on the back and that was the end of the vibration, i never felt another thing, it was like driving a new car.
    Since then i have taken the wheel to get repaired, for 40 beer tokens, however the guy did advise to always keep the wheel on the back even though it was fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    The Vec/Signum does seem to be very sensitive with wheels. I often have to go back to my tyre place after a new tyre(s) has been fitted to just fine tune the balancing again.

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    Totally agree with the above. I could write a book on my 19' alloys and the times ive had to go back and get them balanced again. Lower profile tyres, bigger risk buckling them. What do you do ehh

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