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Old 05-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #1
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hey guys, i got wheels and tires today (brand new) and as i was driving home on the highway my car felt as if i were hydroplaning whenever i switched lanes. it feels like it fishtails like crazy i have no idea whats going on can anyone help? is this normal or is it supposed to feel like this when you break them in?
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Old 05-29-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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Wheel / tire specs please.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:46 PM   #4
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:48 PM   #5
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oh yeah and the tire is directional, not a-symmetrical
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:31 AM   #6
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There is a small break-in period for most tires, but they should feel fine and be perfectly safe even when new. What tire pressures are you running?
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Agree about break in time. Also brand new tires at full tread depth can feel a bit squirmy compared to nearly bald tires.
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Old 05-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #8
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I hope it's just a break in period because it feels like I'm driving on melting chocolate

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Hmm... That sounds a bit odd. I've never experienced anything like that when breaking in tires. Is your alignment in spec? If not that could be why. You may be experiencing tram lining.
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im getting my alignment tomorrow but i'll let you folks know how it all goes after that. thanks in advance. hey you guys think i might need hub rings?
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What wheels did you get? Or at least what is the bore size on them?
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I bought euro vienna wheels, maybe that's why they feel weird?

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That may be a contributing factor. If you don't have hubcentric rings and the wheels are not hubcentric, I would look into acquiring some.
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