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This is a discussion on wheel balance/alignment? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; So my car has recently been aligned (approx 3 months ago) I bought new tires, and had my wheels balanced ...

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    wheel balance/alignment?

    So my car has recently been aligned (approx 3 months ago)

    I bought new tires, and had my wheels balanced prior to installation - approx 1 month ago.

    I have noticed almost immediately after putting on the new tires, that my car seems to "shake" at 55-70 mph. In fourth and fifth gear it is very noticeable.


    my steering wheel shakes a bit, but my passenger seat (with no one in it) shows the obvious problem, It literally shakes enough to see it moving?


    What does that sound like?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    PS I am getting bad vibes about this. LOL

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    never been 100% on any post but, i i am in this one, that is tire balancing. i had the same problem and drove like it for a month. my pass seat was moving back and forth crazyyyy. then took it up to the shop and the right rear was 3.75 OZ weight off . after that $8 fix. its a smooth ride, and my cheeks on my face arnt giggleing any more.

    have them recheck the balancing since it wasnt doing it before. i wieght could of broke off or worse case secnario it could be a bent rim but dought it

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    never been 100% on any post but, i i am in this one, that is tire balancing. i had the same problem and drove like it for a month. my pass seat was moving back and forth crazyyyy. then took it up to the shop and the right rear was 3.75 OZ weight off . after that $8 fix. its a smooth ride, and my cheeks on my face arnt giggleing any more.

    have them recheck the balancing since it wasnt doing it before. i wieght could of broke off or worse case secnario it could be a bent rim but dought it
    Thanks I am going to go tomorrow and have them check it --

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    trust me, once you said your pass seats were shaking crazy i knew what it was. i only have 35 K on car soo i was really worried since it soo new. but that was the best $8 fix i ever done

    good luck, and post soon as

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhiteZ28 View Post
    trust me, once you said your pass seats were shaking crazy i knew what it was. i only have 35 K on car soo i was really worried since it soo new. but that was the best $8 fix i ever done

    good luck, and post soon as
    i have the same problem but my car pulls to the left.......and i had the tires and wheels balanced and they balanced out perfectly......could be the alignment also.....
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    Any Pulling Issue Is A Wheel Alignment Issue....any Vibration Or Shaking At Highway Speeds Is Usually A Wheel Balance Issue. Take It To A Dealership For Either Because Most After Market Shops Will Balance Wheels But Not Balance Out Load Force. Without Knowing Load Force, You Will Never Know If You Just Flat Out Have A Bad Tire. Knowledge Is Power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrc1122 View Post
    So my car has recently been aligned (approx 3 months ago)

    I bought new tires, and had my wheels balanced prior to installation - approx 1 month ago.

    I have noticed almost immediately after putting on the new tires, that my car seems to "shake" at 55-70 mph. In fourth and fifth gear it is very noticeable.


    my steering wheel shakes a bit, but my passenger seat (with no one in it) shows the obvious problem, It literally shakes enough to see it moving?


    What does that sound like?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    PS I am getting bad vibes about this. LOL
    my guess is it wasn't shaking before the new tires. if so, it tells you what it is, the tire balancing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clg82 View Post
    i have the same problem but my car pulls to the left.......and i had the tires and wheels balanced and they balanced out perfectly......could be the alignment also.....
    you could possibly have a tire starting to seperate. have they tried moving the tires front to back or side to side to see if the pull changes? if the pull doesn't change after swapping tires around, have the alignment checked.

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    Any Pulling Issue Is A Wheel Alignment Issue.
    incorrect. there are other inluences to cause a car to pull. tires, brakes, worn parts, or power steering. i run an alignment/suspension shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23
    incorrect. there are other inluences to cause a car to pull. tires, brakes, worn parts, or power steering. i run an alignment/suspension shop.


    my apologies, i should have said, "usually means" obviously, as you probably know, without getting more information or physically seeing the vehicle its pretty difficult to determine.
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    that's better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
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