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Old 02-24-2009, 05:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Vibrating Rims!!!

Wow i need a lot of help!!!! Should i go back to stock or should i sell my rims and get better ones for like $5k!?!?!?! My wheels start vibrating a 60mph and get increasingly worse when i get higher and its very annoying! If you guys have the same experience and fixed it with better more decent rims or went back to stock..... please let me know!!!!
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What else has been done to the car? The easy things to check.

1. Have the wheels balanced.

2. If suspension work has been done, get an alignment.
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are they aftermarket? if so check the hub rings on them have them balanced and alllined they may be warped if you got like a 400 dollar deal on ebay then thats why but have them balanced out first
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The car already had the alignment done because the previous owner put them on and balanced them as well.... he had a problem with the vibration as well and so he did the aligning... this was a couple months ago. i can probably go and check them if they were balanced again but i don't know how good that will do me....
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yeah they're aftermarket....

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are they aftermarket? if so check the hub rings on them have them balanced and alllined they may be warped if you got like a 400 dollar deal on ebay then thats why but have them balanced out first
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make sure the hub rings are straigh most aftermarket rims need hub centric rings
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so yur saying that this will fix the vibration???? cuz i dont think i have those..... also what brand is best and what store would carry? or should i order online???
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make sure the hub rings are straigh most aftermarket rims need hub centric rings
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order them online and there are the same honestly and there cheap so if they dont work your not a loss but most aftermarket rims have a bigger center hub to accomadate all models and years so when the lugs are tigh its not flush heres a link to a cheap set eBay Motors: BMW Hubcentric Rings 4pcs Hub Rings (item 370160287905 end time Mar-17-09 15:11:06 PDT) just google hubcentric rings youll see where im getting at
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ok kool.... i checked out justforwheels.com and it seems they have what i'm looking for! thanks for yur help guys!
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