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Old 01-17-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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Vibration/balance problem

Alright I'll start off by saying I was a tech for Honda for 6 years so I do know what I'm talking about, however I've had problems with almost every set of aftermarket wheels I've put on any vehicle(with the exception of my 350z).

The problem is an intermittent vibration above 50 mph, typically this would be a simple balance the wheels and it should be good to go fix. With aftermarket wheels I've got them to zero out with a static balance I've gotten them to zero out with A dynamic balance and they still shake above 50. No bent wheels, the wheels are hubcentric the tires are brand new, the suspension is fine, I've tried rotating the wheel to a different position on the hub, the alignment is good. I think the only thing I haven't tried is dismounting the tire and rotating it 180 degrees on the rim. Any idea if this is worth trying?

Any other suggestions, ideas whatever I'm open to try anything.

Also does everyone have vibration problems with aftermarket wheels, I know me and just about everyone else I've talked to does.

And incase anyone wants to know the wheels are avus 3 piece 501's, staggered 19's, in the proper offset.

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Old 01-18-2010, 10:19 PM   #2
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your control arm bushings are shot, you need to change those out to fix your issue.
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I use to have that same prob. I have a TSW Jarama 18's. The space bet. the bore hole and the hub is so small (0.46 mm) that I cant find a hub rings that will fit. What I did is use a duct tape and wrap it on the hub. Hope this can help. GL!
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your control arm bushings are shot, you need to change those out to fix your issue.
Negative, smooth as butter with the stockers on thanks though!
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I use to have that same prob. I have a TSW Jarama 18's. The space bet. the bore hole and the hub is so small (0.46 mm) that I cant find a hub rings that will fit. What I did is use a duct tape and wrap it on the hub. Hope this can help. GL!
The wheels are supposed to be hubcentric but maybe ill try this to tighten them up on th hub a little. Thanks!
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Ended up being the right front tire, spun it 180 degrees on the rim and that fixed the problem

thanks for the help!
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when you have problems like you described you should have had a roadforce balance done.
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Ended up being the right front tire, spun it 180 degrees on the rim and that fixed the problem

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Just sounds like you had a heavy spot on the tire.

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