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Old 26 Oct 2004, 04:07 pm
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I've had a vibration in wheels since I bought it. Had 2 tires replaced, didn't help. Apprently a bad belt in one...or is it a bad rim....axle.

Can someone help me on this.
I have waited until almost needing new tires to replace stock POS tires in my cruiser. I was told by tech new tires would solve problem from way back when.

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Old 26 Oct 2004, 04:29 pm
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Colby,

The tech is probably right and the new tires will cure your problem. A lot of the OEM Badyears that were used on the PT's are junk.

Put GY's on the wife's car(at Wal-Mart) and took them back for vibration. More GY's and they did the same. Finally, they threw a set of Michelin's on and everything's fine.
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 04:33 pm
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Im looking into getting some Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S's.

Thanks for insite for some help.
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Old 26 Oct 2004, 04:48 pm
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Im looking into getting some Pirelli P-Zero Nero M+S's.

Thanks for insite for some help.
I had a vibration in mine. Goodyear finally sent me to a shop that could balance them properly. I had had them rebalanced at a shop that had used rim weights on the outer rim and these wheels need to use the internal type of weights where they are stuck to the inner arc of the wheel. 20 minutes later it was fixed. I would say find a shop that can do it this way unless you really need new tires.

Also, does your wheel shake when applying the brakes. If the rotors are warped enough it can cause a front end vibration even without applying the brakes as the brake pads ride every so slightly on the rotor as you drive.
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Second set of Good-for-a-Year tires I ever had - the other set came on a new Chrysler, too. I guess I was lucky, didn't have vibration, but they wore out way too fast. I have not been disappointed in Michelins, ever.
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Old 27 Oct 2004, 11:52 am
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Cal Cruzer,
Good point about the brake rotors, but no I have no trouble with them, had them replaced at 20000, and now at 27800 there still in good shape.
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I had mine in to the dealer 3X since it had like 3oo miles on it. They force balanced it like 2X. Still vibrates at exactly 80 mph (my comfortable cruising speed) I give up. OEM Badyear tires a pure junk and can't wait till they wear out. Oh yeah I almost forgot the I called Badyear got a case number and they told me I had to drive to a company store like 45 mins. away Monday thru Friday 9-5 to see if they would cover under warr. Well when I called the mgr. he tels me factory tires are a problematic and immediately tries to up-sell me. FOOBAR! I will never spend my $$ on Badyear tires, Korean tires are better than Badyear.
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