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Old 15 Mar 2007, 05:57 pm
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Default new tires, but still a slight vibration.

just had brand new spankin' 215-50-17s tires put on my gt. the tire installer had a hell of time getting them mounted on the rims, as the rims came with 205s. i was surprised he had so much trouble with these slightly larger tires.

anyway, even with these new, spun balanced tires, my steering wheel still vibrates a bit at 80 mph. could this be some sort of steering stablizer problem? is this a normal deal with pts at this rate of speed?
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Not normal. I had my GT well over a 100 mph and it was smooth sailing.
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Most likely the balancing.
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probably still one of the tires with the balancing
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Driving over 80?? Maybe the shaking is something telling you that you are going to fast??? [^]
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Driving over 80?? Maybe the shaking is something telling you that you are going to fast??? [^]
[8)] at 80, you're just keeping up with the flow of freeway traffic in california. mean green - on the otherhand - may be driving on the autobahn. are you guys sure it's a balancing problem? i hope it's not a suspension or steering component,as the car only has 28,000 miles. it tracks perfectly straight, so i know it's not a alignment deal. i'll rotate the tires and see if there's any difference.
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good luck keep us posted
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Look for a shop that has a Hunter Roade Force machine and have them balanced....
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Hand torque the lug nuts to 100 Ft. Lb. and call me in the morning...
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Driving over 80?? Maybe the shaking is something telling you that you are going to fast??? [^]
[8)] at 80, you're just keeping up with the flow of freeway traffic in california. mean green - on the otherhand - may be driving on the autobahn. are you guys sure it's a balancing problem? i hope it's not a suspension or steering component,as the car only has 28,000 miles. it tracks perfectly straight, so i know it's not a alignment deal. i'll rotate the tires and see if there's any difference.
Yeah, gotta love Cali freeways. Do the speed limit and get run over. Where I live I'm out in the country so I can open my cars a bit on the country highways. I have come across the problem of a tire being out of round before and could not be properly balanced causing a slight shimmy. Rotate your tires and see what happens. Good luck.
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