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Old 08-26-2003, 21:45   #1 (permalink)
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frown Damned vibration..

Just had some new tyres fitted recently, Kumho PowerMax 769 215/65 R14. They were fitted and balanced (on-car) by the same crew who have always done my tyres, never had a problem before. Anyway, I've noticed that I'm getting this vibration now, particularly over 90km/h, that is really irritating. It's not a physically big vibration, but the frequency of it buzzing up my arm makes it quite noticeable. Took it back and they rebalanced the tyres, but it's still there... It must be something to do with the tyres, would be too coincidental if something else started causing it just as the new tyres went on...

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Re: Damned vibration..

If you were braking i would says warped discs.. but as you arent.. control arms ball joints etc ??
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Re: Damned vibration..

yeah I've been thinking about ball joints etc. but I still think it's the tyres given there was no vibration whatsoever when I drove to the tyre place for my new rubber...
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Get them to stick another set on and see if it happens still
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Re: Damned vibration..

When you get new tyres put on, you should always get the front ones balanced and alligned.

My thought is that you need to get them alligned.
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Re: Damned vibration..

Wheels were aligned and balanced (twice now) when the tyres were fitted
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Thats why i would say it has to be something else loose under there, maybe the wheel isnt on properly even ? Loose or something

Or it could be suspension components or anything like that.
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Re: Damned vibration..

I'll put the money on the tyres not being round any more.

I've gone through 2 full sets of Goodyears under ("PRO-RATA") warranty replacement and they're still separating after 6-8 months on the car & the vibration is coming back again. So I'm just going to ride this set out & never buy Goodyear/Firestone/Dunlop again - I'm going Japanese or Korean next time around - at least they make durable tyres.
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I've had problems with Kumho in the past with the belts not being correctly wrapped and causing problems like this. Start swapping wheels front to rear and you'll work out if there is a faulty tyre or it's something else.
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