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#1 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 01:38 PM
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well i got new rims, all of a sudden my steering wheel shakes...what do i do???
changed the control arms which were worn,changed tie rods, got tires balanced...changed brakes and rotors and still my steering is shaking when i drive...can someone help me out plz? ive had 10 different people say 10 different things...im down to either i need a adapter or a i need a hubcentric...shit...can someone plz help me out? anyone in SoCal know a place where i can go???

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#2 (permalink) Old 11-26-2004, 03:32 PM
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It seems like you've taken care of most of the things that can cause the vibration. Have you checked you alignment?

Does it vibrate more when accelerating? Could be guibo if it does.
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i don't think its his guibo, when my guibo went bad the steering didn't shake at all, mostly vibrated right under my shift knob, but didn't affect steering at all. My steering wheel did shake when i had bad bushing tho.

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you must be more specific of how and when it shakes.

how bad is it? when does it happen?
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I assume you already had an alignment? Maybe check all tires for flat spots?

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ok well it shakes randomly...alignment is fine...i can let go of the wheel and the car will go straight its just the wheel shakes(like how a wheel shakes when ur rotors are bad and u hit the brakes)...

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well, I had this problem with my e34. and yeah, it is the hubcentric thing almost guaranteed! i got new rims, and shaking would start at bout 50 mph til about 60 mph.Go to discount tire or tirerack.com. i got mine from discount tires for 20 bucks. its a round plastic piece that goes on the hub between the hub and rim. before you install the rims on, put this on. they are either plastic, or metal. looks like nothing, but makes a HUGE difference. good luck!

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I thought the only purpose those served was to keep rims from rusting onto the rotors.
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new tires??? bent rims from where u bought them??? maybe a bubble in your tire....??? thats what my car did, then i bought a new tire, and everythin was fine??

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Go and get your wheels balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Go and get your wheels balanced!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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not to be mean but i just said i balanced the tires...also, they are brand new rims and tires, not bent, perfect condition..and now my rear passanger side of the car is lower than the rest of the car...god this sux..thanks for the help, worse come worse ill pick up the hubcentrics...o and wulley, the hubcentris alligns the middle of the rim with the hub, the wheel spacers move the wheel so it wont rub on the rotor

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not a bad idea. as for the hubcentric, they keep the wheel sitting on the hub very....firm if you would. if the wheel is too big and doesnt sit on the hub properly, it will start to shake alot and thus, the hubcentric "cushions" the wheels onto the hub.

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thanks for all the help!

Hubcentrics it is! the guys who i bought the rims from are sending them for free..

thanks again!

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thats nice of the dude to send them to you for free hopefully it all works!

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