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LegacyDan 11-05-2012 04:06 PM

Its getting annoying
 
So i have some wobble through the steering when on the highway or good roads say over 50mph. Its been an on-going issue for well over a year i would say. Its been noticeable since i got my Rota gravels fitted. Steps done so far:
  • Got wheels re-balanced multiple times by different tyre shops
  • New set of tyres fitted recently and balance checked twice,no buckles in any of the wheels
  • When i switch to my winter setup on stock 17's the wobbling is minimized.

So it seems like the larger 18" wheels amplify the problem i guess. Im going to try swap for a different set of 18's locally with someone else and see how that goes. if the wobble is still there, im not sure what the next step is. What else could cause this?

Hepy117 11-05-2012 04:31 PM

Maybe a wheel bearing or bushings?

EJ25subie05 11-05-2012 04:35 PM

jack your front end up and check for any type of play. Did the tire shop make sure the rims are straight?

c-lo 11-05-2012 04:35 PM

I think you have a bent rim. I know you said they've been checked, but my money is on one of your rims.

pain in the arse but maybe you can swap out one at a time and drive to see which of two it is?

LegacyDan 11-05-2012 04:40 PM

rims were confirmed straight by a reputable tyre shop. balance was off on two of them which they fixed.

c-lo 11-05-2012 04:42 PM

i understand. just for giggles did you swap the front out for the back and still have the same problem?

LegacyDan 11-05-2012 04:44 PM

ill do that tomorrow, i did it before on old tires i think, but no harm in trying i guess!

BMG905 11-05-2012 04:45 PM

Is it worse in long sweepers? Either right or left?

LegacyDan 11-05-2012 04:50 PM

i only really notice it on the highway going straight

darkside 11-05-2012 06:31 PM

Maybe hub centric ring missing or fell. My tire shop forgot to put on back on. Worth a check.

EJ25subie05 11-05-2012 06:43 PM

yeah try putting the fronts in the rear. just x then. front driver to rear pass etc.

LegacyDan 11-06-2012 01:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by darkside (Post 4145652)
Maybe hub centric ring missing or fell. My tire shop forgot to put on back on. Worth a check.

The rota gravels are hub centric I thought at 56.1 so no need for the rings I thought

xero287 11-06-2012 05:50 AM

Yeah 56.1 means no ring is needed.

Max Capacity 11-06-2012 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hepy117 (Post 4145448)
Maybe a wheel bearing or bushings?

Yep, what he said, wheel bearing.

I noticed my wagon would feel like the tires were out of balance on some highways other times the car felt normal.

Since replacing the bad wheel bearings the problem has gone away.

Max Capacity 11-06-2012 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LegacyDan (Post 4145471)
i only really notice it on the highway going straight

Yep, I did too, wheel bearing.


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