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I own a 1989 5251 with high profile 18" rims and when I get up to about 60mph the car starts to shake from what seams to be the frunt end, i put on my stock wheels and the shaking is still there but not as bad. Does anyone know what might be wrong with my car, its really frustrating.
Have you had the tires balanced on a Hunter road force machine? You may have some concentricity issues if the rims are cast and not forged. Check tie rods and suspension components, but you are probably dealing with a simple out of balance tire....both sets may be out
Could just be a piss poor alignment. Especially since you changed the rims. Make sure they are mounted correctly and balanced. Check out the cars alignment. A steering shake right around 50 is usually an indication of tie rod ends or upper control arms.
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