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Old 12-30-2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Tires got louder after wheel balance.

I just got my wheels balanced and I noticed that the tires got louder after. Is it possible that the tires are out of balance still? Would that cause noise? My steering wheel doesn't shake. If the lugs are overtightened will that cause noise. It seems like a tire against ground noise. Its the kind of noise that a tire makes when it gets worn out but mine are practically new. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:14 PM   #3
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Rotate?

Did they rotate the tires or otherwise not put them back on in the same place?
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:26 AM   #4
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At first they put the front tires to the back and the rear to the front and it got louder, the next day I took it back and had them put the tires the way they were but the sound was still there. The tires have less then 8000 miles on them and show no wear, so it would be unbelieveable that the tires are going bad. I'm wodering if they did something at the shop like overtighten the lugs or uneavenly tighten them. I have no idea but the sound from the wheels is driving me crazy.
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:29 AM   #5
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the lugnuts would have nothing to do with this
and as long as your wheels aren't pulling i wouldn't worry about it - another thing could be the wheel bearings??
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Old 01-02-2007, 12:34 AM   #6
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but when I lift the car in the air and spin the wheels, I hear no noise to believe that its the wheel bearings. The wheels only pull slightly on uneven pavement but on straight road they dont pull.
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:07 AM   #7
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Check your tyre pressures, the workshop didn't over inflate them when they moved them did they? Remember that the rear is normally higher than the front so switching the rears to front they should have let out 5-8lbs or you would get more road noise.
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Old 01-02-2007, 06:41 AM   #8
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Something to check but I would think the tire shop would of know if the tires are directional and did not cross rotate the first times did they ?? Since I don't know what tires you have I am not sure if this is the issue but it is soemthing worth checking real quick, also tire pressure as others have suggested.
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The tires werent cross rotated. I am running General Exclaim UHP 235/35/19 all the way around. Tire pressure set to 45psi and Ive tried 40 psi and same thing.
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That's pretty high PSI. I only run above 38psi when I'm on the track. Normally I'm around 35psi. Play with your psi.
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I have 36 rear and 33 front for road use
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I had a tire shop look at the wheels today. They said that my tires are cupped on the inner side. How is that possible at only 5 to 8000 miles on them with a good alignment.
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I had a tire shop look at the wheels today. They said that my tires are cupped on the inner side. How is that possible at only 5 to 8000 miles on them with a good alignment.
too much negative camber and not enough aggressive driving. Also, you probably have a tire with a softer inner should tread compound.
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