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Pacman
12-10-2004, 11:20 PM
ok, i just got some stock steel wheels on the GA. i had discount tire do everything for me. well, the other day i was heading to school on the freeway and noticed something wrong. when i take the car above 60 mph, the car and steering wheel start to shake/vibrate. what could it be? i know it's not the rotors cause i'm not braking. i'm just driving. any ideas?

sc02grandam
12-10-2004, 11:27 PM
alignment?
balancing?

Pacman
12-10-2004, 11:28 PM
that's exactly what i was thinking. cause it's fine at the lower speeds. it's just when i get on the highway, it starts shaking like crazy. kinda scary

Molson
12-10-2004, 11:36 PM
Sounds like a bad balance.

And they may have tightened the wheels too tight. It happend a lot on alloy wheels with a impact gun.

Pacman
12-10-2004, 11:38 PM
i'll check back with discount tire and see if they can fix it cause these wheels are in good shape. they came from a wrecked 98 malibu, but the wheels were untouched and look clean. shouldn't the wheels be torqued to 100 ft/lbs?

allshownogo
12-11-2004, 12:20 AM
that's what is recommended. but i would not use that much. maybe about 60. sometimes, i use my own judgement. after all, it's my car.

Hodge
12-11-2004, 10:22 AM
well personally its bull**** because when i put my rims on in the summer, that has always happened and it blows. they cannot seem to fix it they put hubrings on and that did a ltitle but this year, im gonna make them fix it cause i hate it so bad. :scream:

Molson
12-11-2004, 03:23 PM
100 is right. I wouldn't trust 60 IMO.

BTarb24
12-14-2004, 11:26 PM
if your rims came from a wrecked car it is possible that one could have gotten slightly warped. you might not be able to see it, however if you get them spinning fast enough you'll definitely feel it. I wouldn't trust a whole lot that comes off of a totaled car. everything has momentum when a car is moving, and if it is slammed to a halt anythign can be affected.

Pacman
12-14-2004, 11:43 PM
doesn't matter anymore, but good to know i guess :(