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    Thread: Vibration with new wheels

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      06-12-2012 10:12 AM #1
      I put on brand new 19s with falken tires and now at speeds above 100 km/h my car is vibrating, not so much the steering wheel but the whole car.

      Is it a balance issue?
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      06-12-2012 10:46 AM #2
      More than likely. I can't remember how fast the balancers these days rotate the tires but I seem to recall it's around 55-65 MPH. Things change when the wheel spins faster than the balancing machine. You might also have a settling period which could throw things out of balance. Could be a bad tire with a broken radial that under pressure is causing the problem or a rim that wasn't true from the factory.

      I would look at the wheel weights on each wheel to see if there is one wheel with excessive weights. In my opinion there should only be a couple weights on each wheel, maybe one towards the inside lip and one towards the outside. If you notice one with 5 or more weights my guess is they had to over correct a bad tire or a bad rim and there is only so much you can do for that. If they are new enough you might be able to request a new wheel or tire as a result. If you find one in question you might be able to pull that tire off and see if the wheel has a high spot or if the tire itself is bad.

      When I had my new 19's balanced first thing I looked at were the weights to see if any were excessive. To my delight I had no more than two weights on any of the 4 wheels and for me that means true on the tires and wheels before they were mounted.

    3. 06-12-2012 09:12 PM #3
      Get a Roadforce Balance and all should be ok after that.

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      06-12-2012 09:34 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by losterdamus View Post
      Get a Roadforce Balance and all should be ok after that.
      definately a wheel balance issue.

    5. 06-13-2012 03:05 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by njm23 View Post
      definately a wheel balance issue.
      I too have a very slight vibration on my 20s at higher speeds.
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      06-13-2012 08:52 AM #6
      I got a re-balance yesterday by the same shop, seems ok now but will have to drive it a bit more to make sure.

      Thanks guys.
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      06-13-2012 12:19 PM #7
      I had same issue, and got a road force balance today, and car is perfect.. Road Force is the way to go!!! you can go to there site and look for the closet dealer with the machine..
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      06-13-2012 04:15 PM #8
      Do you have the correct centerbore on the wheels? I was "centerbore ignorant" when I had the wheels on my B6 Passat, and it rode like $hit. They also gave me the wrong lugs. Anyway, hopefully just a re-balance.
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      06-14-2012 07:52 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by blaah View Post
      Do you have the correct centerbore on the wheels? I was "centerbore ignorant" when I had the wheels on my B6 Passat, and it rode like $hit. They also gave me the wrong lugs. Anyway, hopefully just a re-balance.
      Very True!! If your running aftermarket wheels or anything other than your stock, def make sure your center bore is correct other wise you need some hub-centric rings..
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