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Old 06-25-2013, 05:38 PM   #1
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Wheel out of round? (Ongoing vibration issues)

So far, I have replaced the FCABs with the MTC poly bushings from ECSTuning, and the FCAs with Meyle HDs. Vibrations persist, so I am looking into other causes.

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Intro kind of long, 0:32 onward is what I really wanted to show. Is this wheel out of round?

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Old 06-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Looks out of round to me... Pothole try to eat you?
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #3
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Looks out of round to me... Pothole try to eat you?
No particular one that I can remember. Then again, I get quite a few shocks and shudders because my suspension is so firm, anyone of those might've done it.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Update:

replaced wheel with my OE spare wheel, the off-centered rotation persists. Can this be the bearning? Maybe a poorly mounted spacer? Will check the spacer tomorrow. Until then,
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:44 PM   #5
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:50 PM   #6
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Another update:

I removed my 10mm ECS spacer from that wheel only. Vibrations at all speeds were reduced by about 80%. I will take the spacer off on the other front wheel and see if I can get the vibration 100% gone.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #7
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I had a ton of trouble dealing with vibration with my ECS 12.5mm spacers in the front. I installed them 10 different ways and had my tires balanced multiple times and it still persists. I finally just took them off.
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This may sound strange, but is the wheel sitting flush against the hub or spacer? The reason I ask is because we've found some spacers won't work with our wheels, due to there not being enough hub lip to keep them centered, or they have a chamfered edge/step that is not compatible with our wheels.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:15 PM   #9
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I thought the spacer was flush, but given my results from post #6, there must have been something off.

Felt okay by hand. When I removed the wheel, I noticed that the black coating on the spacer had been worn off around the chamfer. What would that indicate?
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