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Old 02-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #11
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:00 PM   #12
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Wheel imbalance will come on gradually and get worse with speed. With the small tires on the focus, there's not enough mass to bring it on at lower speeds



Do you have steel or stock mags?
Don't look for terrible things to be wrong.
Look for bent or warped wheels. A dented wheel will balance, but wont track even on the road.
Make sure that the balancer centers on the center hole on the wheel and make sure it is clean. Don't use an adjustable lug hole balancer.

I had a Datsun 240Z that had the Datsun "jiggle" and all the balancing never
corrected it, until I used my friends bubble balancer

It could also be a dented steel belt in the tire.

i dont know what mags are... i had an idea it might be the rims. i had to replace one of them about a year ago i got at a junk yard because it was bent. it may be that one or more are significantly bent. i was planning on buying aftermarket rims in the near future anyways. I am also sure the tires are not the problem because before i replaced the tires it was still shaking at high speeds and the new tires only have about 2k miles on them.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:01 PM   #13
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Swap the front and rear wheels. See if problem persist.
i've done tire rotation before and the problem still exists. with new tires and old.
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Did this rotation involve moving wheels or just tires?
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A bent rim could be the problem


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Did this rotation involve moving wheels or just tires?
actually, that is a good question. i am going to go back to the mechanics and double check to make sure they didnt just do tire rotation because i cant answer that question. So yes, i will start from there.
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That is what im hoping the problem is because i want to get new aftermarket rims anyways.. however, if it was bent wouldnt that mean for that rim the tire would start significantly losing air in it? which i havent noticed happening
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A rim can be bent enough to cause problems at higher speeds, while showing no visual signs of being damaged.
...ask me how I know :p
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A rim can be bent enough to cause problems at higher speeds, while showing no visual signs of being damaged.
...ask me how I know :p
im gonna take a guess and say that scenario happened with you. lol
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