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Old 02-24-2014, 12:08 AM  
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Body shops aren't exactly the best for mechanical issues.

You didn't mention whether this happened immediately or if it's recent.

FWIW - tire/wheel assembly balance issues usually show up at the speed you mention, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Body shop was unable to check this themselves for lack of tire balancing equipment.

If it happened recently, you may have lost a wheel weight. Doesn't take much to get a violent shake, some Ice on a wheel one winter made one of mine shake so badly control was difficult 'till I slowed down.

Wiggle the wheels to make sure nothing is obviously loose then get it checked out.

As Elizabeth said, second opinion is badly needed - "18's" don't CAUSE these problems.
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