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atann

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Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« on: 08 May 2018, 23:10:25 »

Had new rear tyres a couple of weeks ago. Is it the rears which havenít been balanced properly? Or the fronts?
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2018, 23:13:06 »

Did you have the problem before? If not, then likely to be your new tyres.

Out of balance fronts tends to show through the steering wheel, out of balance rears tend to shake the car
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #2 on: 08 May 2018, 23:22:40 »

Usually, if the rear wheels haven't been balanced properly, or there is a bulge in the rear tyres, it can be felt through the seat of your pants, or by putting you hand on the transmission tunnel behind the front seats. You also will see the passenger seat back shaking.
Fronts are the usual symptom of steering wheel shake, or in worse cases, the dash shakes.
50mph is the optimum speed where minor wheel imbalance issues usually show themselves.
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #3 on: 09 May 2018, 00:17:44 »

Can you drive through it/ If it's wheel imbalance, it usually stops after about 70-80mph!
Er, so I am told.... :-[
 
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #4 on: 09 May 2018, 12:23:36 »

Can you drive through it/ If it's wheel imbalance, it usually stops after about 70-80mph!
Er, so I am told.... :-[
 
Ron.

.. and then the car feels like it's about to disintegrate by 110 MPH.. ;) On a private airfield. :-X
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #5 on: 09 May 2018, 19:14:56 »

In an Omega, 45mph and 85mph seem to be the 2 points where wheel balancing issues show up IME.

As other stated, if its steering wheel shake, its fronts, if your ass is shaking, its rears
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #6 on: 09 May 2018, 19:15:20 »

Can you drive through it/ If it's wheel imbalance, it usually stops after about 70-80mph!
Er, so I am told.... :-[
 
Ron.

.. and then the car feels like it's about to disintegrate by 110 MPH.. ;) On a private airfield. :-X
You can drive through it still.

Apparently.
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #7 on: 10 May 2018, 10:22:32 »

Can you drive through it/ If it's wheel imbalance, it usually stops after about 70-80mph!
Er, so I am told.... :-[
 
Ron.

.. and then the car feels like it's about to disintegrate by 110 MPH.. ;) On a private airfield. :-X
You can drive through it still.

Apparently.

I start wondering how much duress the tyres are going through at that point, and wonder what would happen if one blew out. A pansy, I know. ::)
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #8 on: 10 May 2018, 17:45:09 »

Can you drive through it/ If it's wheel imbalance, it usually stops after about 70-80mph!
Er, so I am told.... :-[
 
Ron.

.. and then the car feels like it's about to disintegrate by 110 MPH.. ;) On a private airfield. :-X
You can drive through it still.

Apparently.

I start wondering how much duress the tyres are going through at that point, and wonder what would happen if one blew out. A pansy, I know. ::)
Well I can tell you what happened when one blew out at 125mph on a Cavalier 1-8 SRi quiet a few years back.   :(
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Re: Steering vibration at 50mph and over
« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2018, 19:01:46 »

I start wondering how much duress the tyres are going through at that point
There is only one way you are going know... ;)
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